Mission of the Arts District Chorale
The Arts District Chorale celebrates choral excellence and seeks to heighten the awareness of vocal ensemble music in North Texas through performances, outreach, and organizational partnerships. A vibrant community of auditioned singers from the Dallas area, the Arts District Chorale challenges its musicians to reach the highest level of artistic quality through a broad and ever-changing repertoire.
The Arts District Chorale was founded in 1989 as The Cathedral Chorale in residence at Cathedral Guadalupe.
In 2001, The Cathedral Chorale became the Arts District Chorale, receiving its non-profit 501(c)(3) status in 2004.
Over the years, ADC’s artistic success and benefit to the Cathedral community inspired additional collaborations with other Dallas cultural institutions. Our collaborators have included Arts district Friends, Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing Arts, Cathedral Guadalupe, Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, City of Dallas/City Arts Fest, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera Guild, Episcopal Cathedral of St. Matthew, Festival Brass Quintet, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Margaret and Trammell Crow Collection of Asian Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Northpark Presbyterian Church, Preservation Dallas, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Southern Methodist University, Texas Baroque Ensemble, The Spanish Choirs at Cathedral Guadalupe, Union Gospel Choir, and the Waxahachie Symphony Association.
The Chorale now resides at St. Paul United Methodist Church in the heart of the Dallas Arts District and is conducted by Constantina Tsolainou, the chorale’s Artistic Director.
In addition to conducting the Chorale, Ms. Tsolainou is currently the Paul S. and Jean R. Amos Distinguished Chair in Music and Director of Choral Activities in the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University and has held conducting positions at Southern Methodist University, Westminster Choir College, New England Conservatory, McGill University, Oregon State University, and Oklahoma City University.
In May of 2015, the chorale moved into its new permanent performance venue, the City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.