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Mr Don Mills

Member, Supporter, Tenor

  • Singers Details
  • Office(s): Members At Large
  • Bio/Profile
  • Board Position: At Large – Development Chair
    ADC Board Member Since: 2003
    Voice Part: Tenor
    Hometown: Pampa, TX
    Education: BBA – Finance, LLB
    Day Job: Real estate investment
    Musical Background and Interests: Was 1st cornet in grade school band, sole French horn player in junior high band, and learned to play guitar from Mariachis in Mexico while in college. Tenor with St Michael’s Men & Boys Choir and the Oratorio Choir, as well as with a madrigal group and a Gilbert & Sullivan troupe during the same period. My wife Louise and I transitioned from St Michael’s ultimately to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church where she and I have sung in the Senior Choir and she was the Choir Director for 12 years. She has been my principal singing coach since I met her in 1997.
    Playing on My Spotify Now: Puccini (O Mio Babbino Caro, which Louise first sang to me on Ponte Vecchio in Florence), Vaughn Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Handel’s Water Music Suite, Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Mozart and Fauré Requiems
    Community Involvement Beyond ADC: Board Boy Scouts of America, Asst Scout Master; President of Dad’s Club at University Park Elementary; President Businessmen’s Flying Club of Dallas; President Parish Council of St. Michael’s and Vestry member; Junior Warden and Vestry of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church; Member of Executive Council and Finance Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas
    Why I Devote My Time to ADC: I like the people at ADC and the music is challenging … not the type of music I would typically do. It has a worthwhile place on the Dallas scene and I feel I might be able to contribute to the longevity and success of the organization.