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Dallas Millennial Choirs & Orchestras recently completed its 2013-14 inaugural season with a musical tribute to God and country, TO BE AMERICAN. Registration and audition sign-ups are currently open for the 2014-15 season.
To gain a better understanding of MCO, please browse this website, particularly the About MCO section, including the Ensemble Overview and Participation Info pages. We also encourage you to listen to MCO’s four albums on iTunes, three of which landed in the top 3 of Billboard Magazine’s Traditional Classical Chart: To Be American; O Holy Night; Messiah in America; and That Easter Morn.
2014-2015 1st SEMESTER REGISTRATION & AUDITIONS
REGISTRATION: Open registration is for youth ensembles (ages 4-18). No audition is necessary. Click the link at the bottom of this page to register youth.
AUDITIONS: The Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra are audition only. Click the link at the bottom of this page to receive audition information and to sign up for an audition.
2014-2015 SEASON CALENDAR
1st Semester runs from September through the concert on December 10, 2014
2nd Semester runs from February through the concert in mid-May, 2015 (exact date TBA)
Choral ensembles rehearse weekly on Thursdays throughout each semester. Times are listed below. The orchestra rehearses on a few select dates TBD.
3:45 – 4:30 pm Young Singers Chorus Age 4 – 1st Grade
4:20 – 5:30 pm Children’s Chorus Grades 2 – 5
5:10 – 6:30 pm Youth Chorus Grades 6 – 8
5:10 – 7:15 pm Concert Choir Women Grades 9 – 12
6:15 – 7:15 pm Concert Choir Men Grades 9 – 12
7:30 – 10:00 pm Grand Chorus Accomplished adult singers 18 & over
Choir/Orchestra Concert Run Through – Wednesday, Dec. 3, Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201 – 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Choir/Orchestra Concert Run-Through – Tuesday, Dec. 9, Messiah Lutheran Church Sanctuary, 5:30-8:00 PM
Concerts – Wednesday, Dec. 10, Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201 – call time 3:30 – performances at 5:00 & 8:00 PM
What is the cost to participate? - Tuition/participation fees are charged for the choral ensembles. There is no fee for participation in the Symphony Orchestra. To see tuition/fees and attire costs, click here.
Why are DMCO concerts held at Meyerson Symphony Center? - One of the trademarks of MCO is that we perform in state-of-the-art concert halls in our communities. Meyerson Symphony Center’s Eugene McDermott Concert Hall is a world-class concert hall – one of the finest classical acoustic performance venues in the United States.
How does MCO maintain such a light schedule? - Another trademark of MCO is its ability to maintain a light rehearsal and performance schedule while at the same time achieve a professional level of education and produce top-notch performances. This allows busy individuals and families the experience of participating in a world-class choir and orchestra without consuming their lives. This is made possible by the highly effective rehearsals run by MCO’s musical directors, the massive team of volunteers working behind the scenes, and the thousands of participants who are devoted to MCO’s mission and purpose.
How did MCO grow so quickly in such a short period of time? - In addition to the opening of Utah and Texas locations last fall, California now has 650 participants, and Arizona has 1300, and growing. There are three main reasons for this exciting growth: 1. Word of mouth; 2. A high quality, high energy, inspiring music program that changes lives for good; and 3. An expansive team of volunteers who clearly understand and support the great mission and purpose of MCO.
The general purpose of Millennial Choirs & Orchestras is to build and elevate the quality of classical and sacred music in the community. MCO’s music unites, heals, and inspires. This is already happening every week in Arizona, California, Utah and Texas, and the outcome is astounding! We welcome musicians of all faiths and backgrounds, and encourage the Dallas community to unite with us in creating an unprecedented music education and performance experience for people of all ages. We remain ever true to MCO’s important motto: All Ages. All Faiths. One Voice.