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Dallas' CREDO Choir Launches; Cuba Mission Itinerary Available Online

Location: Texas, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Voicing: Mixed


For More Information and To Join:

Kessler Park United Methodist Church and Dr. Jonathan Palant invite you to sing with CREDO, Dallas' Only Ecumenical Mixed Choir.

Music rehearsals begin Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Kessler Park United Methodist Church (1215 Turner Avenue, Dallas 75208) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  All voice parts (sopranos, altos, tenors and basses) are welcome.

Taking its name from the Latin word meaning 'I believe,' CREDO focuses on both sacred choral music and hands-on community service.  According to Dr. Jonathan Palant, Minister of Music at Kessler Park United Methodist Church, "We believe singing plays an integral role in weekly worship, but we also sing because we believe in something beyond ourselves.  We believe in faith, community, learning, equality, and in sharing our fortunes with others.  This is our CREDO."

CREDO will offer a free, public performance Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Kessler Park United Methodist Church.  The choir rehearses one time per month, as CREDO's intention is not to interfere with Sunday worship and already rigorous church choir schedules, but rather to enrich and augment the musical and spiritual lives of its choristers and community.

CREDO's repertoire is diverse, inclusive, exciting and beautiful.  Conducted by Dr. Palant, programmed titles include:
       BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR (F. Melius Christiansen)
       IF YE LOVE ME (Philip Stopford)
       MAGNIFICAT (Z. Randall Stroope)
       THE GROUND (Ola Gjeilo)
       THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD (Howard Goodall)

As part of its core values and community service agenda, CREDO will offer "Morning Mission" work Saturday, November 3, 2012 and Saturday, May 4, 2013.  A variety of mission activities will be available for all participants.  Morning Missions are open to singers and non-singers alike.

At the conclusion of its regular season, CREDO will embark on a precedent-setting mission trip to Cuba, June 14-21, 2013.  Singers, and those traveling with CREDO, will take part in concert performances, participate in faith-based community service projects and visit historic sites including: Old Town Havana, Malecon, Plaza de la Revolucion, Museo Nacional de Belle Artes and the home of Ernest Hemingway.  This trip is open to CREDO singers, as well as community members wishing to take part in CREDO's mission and ministry.

About Jonathan Palant:

Jonathan Palant is Minister of Music at Kessler Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas.  From 2007-2011, he served as Artistic Director of Dallas' Turtle Creek Chorale and Conductor of the Partners In Harmony Massed Chorus.  Prior to that time, Palant was Adjunct Professor of Choral Music at MadonnaUniversity in Livonia, Michigan and taught secondary choral music at both University School in Cleveland, Ohio and San Pasqual High School in Escondido,California.  Palant holds degrees from Michigan State University, Temple University and the University of Michigan.