“Every Monday evening from August to May, more than 200 men and women gather at the Meyerson Symphony Center to sing,” writes Elizabeth Hamilton in Thursday’s (2/8) Dallas Morning News. “Some work as professional musicians during the day, and still others enjoy singing on the side. All are volunteers. This is the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, which is in the middle of a seasonlong celebration of its 40th anniversary. The DSC kicked off its anniversary with a free concert in October and will continue celebrating with more concerts and free events until leaving for Sweden, Estonia and Finland on its sixth international tour in June. Eduardo Mata, then music director of the DSO, founded the ensemble, explains current chorus director Joshua Habermann…. The newly formed Dallas Symphony Chorus first performed with the DSO on Sept. 23, 1977, singing Mozart’s Mass in C minor.… Since then, the chorus has doubled in size, performed under the guidance of more than 75 internationally recognized conductors and sung in renowned music venues across the world…. ‘What the DSC and groups like the DSC [do] is bring beauty into our communities, making art that’s beautiful or challenging or exciting or moving,’ Habermann says.”

Posted February 12, 2018