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  •  Date Posted: Fri, Apr 26 2024
    DALLAS, TX, April 26, 2024 – The Arts District Chorale is excited to announce a partnership with Vet Tix ( to provide free concert tickets to veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their families. This collaboration supports our mission to heighten the awareness of vocal ensemble music in North Texas and to honor those who have served by offering enriching cultural experiences.

    Vet Tix is committed to reducing stress, strengthening family bonds, building lifelong memories, and encouraging community engagement for service members and veterans. Reintegration from military to civilian life can be challenging, with many veterans facing difficulties readjusting. By offering tickets to a variety of events, Vet Tix helps combat isolation, fosters community reintegration, and strengthens family ties through shared activities.

    Through this partnership, the Arts District Chorale will donate concert tickets to Vet Tix, making performances accessible to all branches of the military and veterans, including the families of troops killed in action (KIA). Vet Tix secures tickets to events nationwide, and veterans can sign up online, verify their service, and request tickets, paying only a small delivery fee.

    “We are honored to partner with Vet Tix and support our nation’s heroes,” said Becky Barnes, Marketing Director of the Arts District Chorale. “We believe music has the power to heal and unite, and we look forward to sharing our performances with those who have served our country.” To learn more about Vet Tix and request tickets, visit

    About Arts District Chorale
    The Arts District Chorale is a premier vocal ensemble based in Dallas, Texas, dedicated to performing diverse choral music and enriching the community through exceptional performances.

    About Vet Tix
    Vet Tix is a national nonprofit providing free event tickets to currently-serving military, veterans, and their families, aiming to create positive experiences for those who have served our nation.
  •  Date Posted: Sat, Apr 20 2024
    DALLAS, TX, April 20, 2024 – The Arts District Chorale is excited to announce its participation in Culture Pass Dallas, an initiative providing Dallas residents with free access to a wide range of arts and culture programming.

    Culture Pass Dallas, a partnership between the City of Dallas Public Library and the Office of Arts and Culture, connects residents with free admission to museums, theaters, dance workshops, music performances, film screenings, and more. This program aims to make arts and culture accessible to all while helping artists and organizations reach broader audiences.

    By joining Culture Pass Dallas, the Arts District Chorale hopes to welcome new audiences to our choral performances and contribute to the city's cultural enrichment.

    “We are thrilled to support Culture Pass Dallas and its mission of accessibility,” said Anne Thomas, Board President of the Arts District Chorale. “We look forward to sharing our music with the Dallas community.”

    To learn more about Culture Pass Dallas, visit

    About Arts District Chorale
    The Arts District Chorale is a premier vocal ensemble in Dallas, Texas, dedicated to performing diverse choral music and enriching the community through exceptional performances.

    About Culture Pass Dallas
    Culture Pass Dallas provides residents with free access to arts and culture programming, ensuring everyone can enjoy the city's cultural offerings.
  •  Date Posted: Sat, Mar 16 2024
    Dallas, TX – March 16, 2024 – The Arts District Chorale (ADC) announces the appointment of Pam Meffley to its Board of Directors. A seasoned professional in the nonprofit arena, Pam brings a wealth of experience and expertise to further enhance ADC’s mission of promoting the arts within our community.

    With a distinguished background in nonprofit leadership and community service, Meffley’s credentials exemplify her dedication to enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas. Her distinguished career includes service as Executive Director for the Dallas Coalition of the Arts and as Grants Manager for the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

    Meffley’s commitment to community development extends beyond her professional endeavors. As Mayor of Double Oak, TX, she earned overwhelming support. She also initiated impactful programs such as the Police Athletic League for children in East and South Dallas. Her involvement with various organizations, including the Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation, Friends of Fair Park, and For the Love of the Lake, underscores her passion for community service and advocacy.

    “I am honored to join ADC’s Board of Directors,” says Meffley. “I am fascinated by how the voices in the Chorale are woven together so beautifully. I would like to introduce more people to ADC’s work and welcome more ticket-holders. I’d also like to find where skills can be amplified.”

    Meffley’s service officially begins on March 16, 2024. She will serve on the Development Committee, leveraging her expertise in fundraising, marketing, and community networking to advance ADC’s objectives. 

    “We welcome Pam to our board. Her proficiency in organizational management will be a boon to our operations,” says ADC Board President Anne Thomas. “Her extensive experience, coupled with her passion for the arts and community engagement, make her an invaluable addition to our team. Her warmth and leadership will further elevate ADC’s initiatives and strengthen our community connections.”
  • Scott Jordan Awarded Hilltop Volunteer of the Year
  •  Date Posted: Tue, Mar 12 2024
    Board President Anne Thomas honors
    Scott Jordan at ADC Rehearsal
    Scott Jordan and the
    Hilltop Holdings staff
    Scott Jordan presented with
    Volunteer of the Year award

    Dallas, TX – March 12, 2024 – The Arts District Chorale (ADC) congratulates Scott Jordan, a Senior Marketing Specialist at Hilltop Holdings, for his exceptional commitment to volunteerism and for making a significant impact in his community. On February 28, 2024, Scott received the Volunteer of the Year award, an esteemed recognition within Hilltop, that honors and celebrates employees who go above and beyond in their communities and is presented to an employee who has displayed outstanding volunteer service. Scott’s volunteer efforts over the past year have earned him this esteemed accolade.

    Jordan’s involvement extends beyond his professional responsibilities at Hilltop. Scott, who began singing baritone with the chorale in 2009, generously contributes his time to the Arts District Chorale by serving on both the Marketing and Membership Committees. His commitment to the arts is evident through his volunteer work with numerous venues such as the Dallas Opera, Broadway Dallas, and the Dallas Theater Center.

    Furthermore, Scott actively supports community initiatives within his neighborhood, volunteering with the Greenland Hills Neighborhood Association to organize events like the Halloween parade and Easter egg hunt. His dedication to personal development is exemplified by his involvement with Toastmasters International, where he continually hones his communication and leadership skills.

    Within Hilltop Holdings, Scott has played an integral role in various volunteer initiatives, including the Hilltop Entrepreneurship Competition with Dallas ISD and events supporting organizations such as the North Texas Food Bank and the American Cancer Society.

    As part of the Volunteer of the Year program, Hilltop Holdings has donated $5,000 to the Arts District Chorale, Scott’s choice of a nonprofit organization. Scott’s election is a testament to his passion for the arts and commitment to fostering cultural enrichment within his community.

    “We are proud to recognize Scott’s many contributions to the Dallas community and are extremely grateful that he would share his employer’s award with ADC,” says ADC Board President Anne Thomas. “His generosity is no surprise to us. It will enable ADC to continue its mission of promoting choral excellence, as well as help us expand our education and outreach efforts with our community partners.” 

    Scott Jordan’s commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others truly reflects the spirit of volunteerism. His passion, generosity, and dedication serve as an inspiration to his colleagues and community members alike.

    For media inquiries or further information, please contact Becky Barnes, Marketing Chair, at
  • ADC Performs at ArtVision’s When We Speak!
  •  Date Posted: Thu, Feb 1 2024
    Click for full programDallas, TX – February 1, 2024 – Arts District Chorale (ADC) took center stage at the When We Speak! event hosted on January 27, 2024, by ArtsVision Performing Visual Arts at Dallas’ Latino Cultural Center. This remarkable occasion, sponsored by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, aimed to create a platform where diverse artists could unite to express themselves through various art forms, including dance, music, song, and spoken word.

    ADC’s participation in this event marked a significant milestone in its ongoing collaboration with ArtsVision Performing Visual Arts, underscoring its commitment to artistic excellence and community engagement. Reflecting on the evening, ADC expressed deep gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to such a meaningful event. For those who missed the chance to witness the performance live, detailed information is available in the post-show program below, including links to explore the diverse talents showcased at When We Speak!

    “We are honored to have been part of When We Speak! and to have shared our voices alongside incredibly talented artists,” remarked Becky Barnes, Marketing Chair for Arts District Chorale. “This event exemplifies the power of art to transcend boundaries and inspire meaningful dialogue. We invite everyone to engage with the rich tapestry of performances showcased in the post-show program.”

    As ADC continues to inspire audiences with its dynamic repertoire and unwavering commitment to artistic expression, its participation in events like When We Speak! serves as a testament to its enduring legacy in the cultural landscape of Dallas and beyond.

    Click here to view the full program.
  • Patsy Brooks Recognized for Service
  •  Date Posted: Tue, Aug 1 2023

    Patsy Brooks Recognized for Service

    Patsy Brooks receives bouquet
    of appreciation from Salishia Burns


    ArtsVision Executive Director
    Fran Jeffery Anderson receives
    bouquet from Gloria Jeffery

    Patsy Brooks with ArtsVision
    Production Co-Director Natasha Brau


    Dallas, TX – August 1, 2023 – Arts District Chorale alumna Patsy Brooks was recognized by ArtsVision on July 22, 2023, for ten years of outstanding service through ADC’s Apprentice Program. Begun in 2014, the Apprentice Program provides a range of vocal experiences to students selected from non-profit ArtsVision’s summer program. ArtsVision is jointly sponsored by St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Their annual two-week summer camp program culminates with a musical theater production. This year, the production was The Wiz (Jr.), an adaptation of the classic Wizard of Oz. Forty children and youth in grades three through eight comprised cast and crew who handled every aspect of the show. The sold-out production took place in the rotunda theater at First United Methodist Church of Dallas.

    Patsy, a gifted singer, has for ten years coached the students with their vocal parts and techniques, prepping them for the summer musical and a musical life that extends far beyond its curtain call. Each student receives one-on-one instruction, which includes an emphasis on vocal range, quality and overall vocal health. The experience also offers a mock audition process, which helps many students who go on to audition in the real world at Booker T. Washington or other schools.

    The Apprentice Program also annually awards one student with a year of private voice lessons donated by Patsy. Eighth-grader Christina Pauolina is the recipient of the 2023-2024 Apprentice Award, and she is excited to hone her vocal skills with Patsy throughout the coming school year. “I look forward to helping Christina develop technique with her lovely natural voice,” says Patsy. “We’ll be using age-appropriate art songs, along with some fun Broadway music. Who knows – she may be an ADC singer one of these days!”

    Other ADC singers have participated with ArtsVision throughout the years, with Patsy in the leadership role. ADC looks forward to expanding its relationship with ArtsVision and to its continuation with the Apprentice Program.

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