MCO® Texas | Dallas

For residents of the Dallas–Fort Worth, TX, metroplex. The Dallas locale opened in 2013.

Registration for the 2024–25 season is currently open.

In addition to our traditionally spectacular Christmas concerts, we are excited to announce the Spring 2025 production of Messiah in America, featuring renowned musical trio GENTRI. Watch the announcement here. This fully revised work will be brought to life with new arrangements, energy, creativity, and vision. Messiah in America will transport audiences to the sacred setting of Christ’s visit to the Americas, weaving together music, drama, and spectacle in a Broadway-style show that is both visually stunning and deeply moving.

For this production, all youth and Grand Chorus participants will be fully costumed. This costume will take the place of regular concert attire for the spring production. A costume materials fee of $15 for Young Singers Chorus, Children’s Chorus, and Youth Chorus, and $20 for Concert Choir and Grand Chorus will be assessed at the time of registration. Participants will receive a costume materials packet that will include fabric and a pattern for the costume. They will be responsible for creating the costume from the provided materials. They will also be required to have footwear that complies with requirements that will be provided.

The refund policy for the costume materials fee follows the same refund policy for registration, as noted in the MCO Participant Handbook.

PARTICIPATION

Please read the IMPORTANT INFORMATION and REHEARSAL SCHEDULE sections below prior to registering or requesting an audition. Additional details may be found on the FAQ’s page.

To gain a better understanding of MCO, please read the About MCO section, including the Performing Ensembles and Participation Info pages. We also encourage you to visit our YouTube channel or listen to one of our eight albums.

Youth Choirs

For ages 4–18

Participation in youth ensembles does not require an audition. Simply click the Register button below to register your child online.

  • Early-bird registration for the full 2024–25 season (both semesters) opens April 27 and runs through June 30. It offers a 10% discount and 10-payment and full-payment plan options.
  • Regular registration (1st Semester or full-season) opens July 1 and runs through the Monday after the first rehearsal of the semester. Late registration will incur an additional tuition cost of $20.00 per child and runs through the Monday after the second rehearsal of the semester, which is the final registration deadline. Three-payment and full-payment plan options are available during regular and late registration.

Grand Chorus

For accomplished singers (ages 18 and up)

Placement in the Grand Chorus is by audition only. Audition requests are being accepted at the link below.

REQUEST AN AUDITION

Continuing participants do not need to re-audition; they may simply register online via the Register button below. Prior participants who have missed one or more semesters should request a re-audition

  • Early-bird registration for the full 2024–25 season (both semesters) for continuing participants opens April 27 and runs through June 30. It offers a 10% discount and 10-payment and full-payment plan options. Only continuing participants (those who participated the previous semester) are eligible for the early-bird discount.
  • Regular registration (1st Semester or full-season) for continuing participants is available July 1–14. Late registration for continuing participants will incur a $10 late fee. Re-auditioning may also be required. Participants should contact their Grand Chorus Manager for assistance if this situation applies to them. Three-payment and full-payment plan options are available during regular and late registration.
  • Regular registration for new participants for the 2024–25 season will open in conjunction with auditions in August. Those who pass an audition will receive a link to register.

Symphony Orchestra

For accomplished instrumentalists (all ages)

The Symphony Orchestra is composed of volunteer instrumentalists.

Placement in the Symphony Orchestra is by audition only. Accepted players agree to participate as a volunteer. Audition requests are being accepted at the link below.

REQUEST AN AUDITION

Continuing participants do not need to re-audition; they may simply register. Prior participants who have missed one or more semesters should request to re-audition.

  • Registration for continuing participants for the 2024–25 season opens April 27. Although there is no fee to participate, all Symphony Orchestra participants must register so that we can keep accurate rosters.

Rehearsal Schedule

Choral ensembles rehearse weekly on Thursdays throughout each semester. Details and times are below. The Symphony Orchestra rehearses on a few select dates TBD.

Young Singers Chorus 
4:30–5:15 pm
Age 4 by the first rehearsal of the semester through 1st Grade

Children’s Chorus
4:45–5:45 pm
Grades 2–5 (homeschool at least age 7 by September 1)

Youth Chorus
5:25–6:45 pm   
Grades 6–8 (homeschool at least age 11 by September 1)

Concert Choir Women
5:25–7:15 pm
Grades 9–12 (homeschool at least age 14 by September 1)

Concert Choir Men
6:15–7:15 pm
Grades 9–12 (homeschool at least age 14 by September 1)

Grand Chorus
7:30–10:00 pm
Accomplished adult singers 18 & over

CALENDAR

2024–2025 Season (tentative dates)

  • 1st Semester 1st Rehearsal: August 29, 2024
  • 1st Semester Run-Through and Concerts: December 9, 2024
  • 2nd Semester 1st Rehearsal: mid-January/February
  • 2nd Semester Run-Through and Concerts: TBA

Rehearsal Location

First Methodist Carrollton, 2201 E. Hebron Pkwy. Carrollton

MCO Participant Handbook

For MCO’s general policies, expectations, tuition costs, attire costs, and all other information, please download and read the MCO Participant Handbook.

Tuition/Fees & Attire Costs

Scholarships are available for those with legitimate financial hardships. Email registration@millennial.org for details. Payment plans are also available and can be arranged as part of the online registration process.

The Messiah in America Costume Materials fee for the Spring 2025 production of Messiah in America is $15 for Young Singers Chorus, Children’s Chorus, and Youth Chorus, and $20 for Concert Choir and Grand Chorus. The Symphony Orchestra will not be costumed. The refund policy for the costume materials fee follows the same refund policy for registration, as noted in the MCO Participant Handbook.

EnsembleAge / Grade LevelTuition / Fees
Per Semester*
Attire (Est. Cost)
Young Singers Chorusage 4–1st grade$135 (about $11 per rehearsal)Girls $37–45, Boys $48–64
Children’s Chorus2nd–5th grade$165 (about $14 per rehearsal)Girls $37–45, Boys $48–64
Youth Chorus6th–8th grade$195 (about $16 per rehearsal)Girls $73–83, Boys $59 (larger sizes extra)
Concert Choir Women9th–12th grade$195 (about $16 per rehearsal)$74–79 (larger sizes extra)
Concert Choir Men9th–12th grade $165 (about $14 per rehearsal)$117 (larger sizes extra)
Grand ChorusAge 18 and up$60Women $140, Men $117 (larger sizes extra)
Symphony OrchestraAccomplished Instrumentalists$0Concert black (purchase on your own)
*September–December or January–April