One Night Only: Songs and Stories From the Turtle Creek Chorale
THURSDAY JULY 21, 2016 - SPONSORED BY THE ROUND-UP SALOON
Doors open 6:00pm - Show at 7:00pm
Dale Curry was born and raised in Louisville, KY and moved to Dallas in 1983, after medical school, to do his pediatric internship and residency. He had every intention of moving back to Kentucky after completing his residency, but one very big reason kept Dr. Curry in Dallas: the Turtle Creek Chorale. He joined the Chorale within months of moving to Dallas in 1983, and immediately knew he had found a home. He has seen the Chorale grow and develop into the wonderful organization it is today - not only in musical excellence but also in social affirmation. He has been a frequent soloist over his many years with the Turtle Creek Chorale and has, at various times, been a member of some of its ensemble groups, currently singing in Camerata. Daryl is the Director of this special production tonight, having cast the show with these very special participants. Daryl is now in his 30th year as a pediatrician in the Oak Cliff area. The Dallas Way is very grateful to Dr. Curry for lending his considerable talents.
Michael Sullivan was born in Cape Canaveral, Florida; and reared in Southern California and Dallas, Texas. He completed high school in Irving, and continued to his college degree and post-graduate physician assistant training at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He has worked in clinical medicine, primarily family practice for the last 36 years; with a subspecialty in diagnosing and treating a wide array of hormonal issues in both men and women (approximately 75% of his clinical day). Though he enjoys family medicine and still practices it, Michael prefers the challenges of treating women and men as we proceed into, and through, our life changes.
Michael is a founding member of the Turtle Creek Chorale and considers this his most important source of personal pleasure and solace. It keeps him connected to his musical roots and allows him to give back to the community in a real and significant way. He is also a flutist and has maintained his skill level to a modest degree, having played on many recordings of the TCC and in live orchestral pick-up groups for TCC concerts as well. Both instrumental and choral music help Michael maintain his emotional and spiritual center.
Lonnie Parks currently sings in the Turtle Creek Chorale and has been an active member for the last twenty years. You have seen Lonnie sing Gospel and perform many times as a soloist or in small groups with the Turtle Creek Chorale. Lonnie has been active in the Dallas community and was a long time member of the Daire Center, and currently volunteers at the Resource Center and the Gay Pride Parade Volunteers. Lonnie was born in Warren, Arkansas and came to Dallas in 1987. As an ordained minister, Lonnie has a long history with Christian Worship, currently serving New Covenant Dallas Church as an Elder, as a musician on the Worship Team and as a performer with his voice and playing the piano, as well as directing. Lonnie is an American Sign Language Interpreter working for groups and individuals who are deaf. Lonnie has two grown children, David and Priscilla, and is the proud grandfather of two. Lonnie’s life goal has been to uplift, to inspire and to encourage anyone who needs a lift in this life, especially the GLBT Community in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Doug Mitchell has been a member of the Turtle Creek Chorale for 19 years, during which time he has served in numerous leadership roles, including President and Co-Chair of two Artistic Director Search Committees. Ten years ago, after an especially difficult season for the organization, he hoped to add a little levity to the annual end-of-season awards banquet by delivering a humorous “Year in Review” monologue – and from there, an annual tradition was born. Doug believes in the power of storytelling; he shares his experiences as a former Southern Baptist and a former ex-gay at www.thehappyhomosexual.com. Doug leads the Site Optimization Team for JCPenney.com.
Brian Carey recently completed his third season singing tenor 2 for TCC. While fairly new to the chorale, he's been a lifetime lover of music and the arts. Brian graduated from the Weitzenhoffer Department of Musical Theatre at the University of Oklahoma in 2007 and the Price College of Business with an MBA in 2009. A Dallas native, Brian returned to Big D in 2010 and currently runs Tik:Talk, a boutique marketing consultancy in Oak Lawn that recently redesigned turtlecreekchorale.com.