July 20, 2011
TCC Hires David Fisher as Executive Director
July 20, 2011 ?¢‚Ç¨‚Äú Dallas, Texas ?¢‚Ç¨‚Äú The 225-member Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. David Fisher as Executive Director effective August 15, 2011. The Executive Director of the TCC manages the TCC staff and the day-to-day operations for the 31-year-old organization, with a direct reporting line to the Board of Directors.
?¢‚Ç¨?ìWe landed a big catch with the hiring of David Fisher! He is the right person for the Chorale, at the right time. David?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s stellar reputation, management experience and community relationships are exactly what is needed during these exciting times of transition,?¢‚Ç¨¬ù said Rev. Dawson B. Taylor, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the TCC.
Originally from Northern California, David Fisher came to Dallas in 1994 to work for the Dallas Children?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Theater after earning a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from Tulane University in New Orleans. In 1995, he joined the staff of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs where he managed the Bath House Cultural Center and the Meyerson Symphony Center. While at the Bath House, he created the Festival of Independent Theaters and directed several acclaimed productions including Bucket Productions?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ Macbeth, Echo Theatre?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Cloud Nine (for which he received a Leon Rabin ?¢‚Ç¨?ìBest Director?¢‚Ç¨¬ù award from the Dallas Theatre League) and Uptown Players?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ The Wild Party.
Fisher was part of the 2004 class of Leadership Dallas, earned an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the University of Dallas in 2005, and in 2006 was appointed Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs. As Assistant Director, he oversaw the operations of all of the cultural centers, the City?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s grant programs, and led the budgeting and administration functions of the department. Since 2010, he has carried dual responsibilities as Assistant Director and as the Interim General Manager of WRR Classical 101.1 FM.
?¢‚Ç¨?ìI could not be more thrilled - or more grateful - to be joining the Turtle Creek Chorale as its Executive Director. Since being a part of the Meyerson team that helped produce the first ?¢‚Ç¨?ìSing for the Cure?¢‚Ç¨¬ù in 1999, I have followed the Turtles with admiration and appreciation. It is an amazing ensemble with an incredible history and, I believe, an incredible future.
?¢‚Ç¨?ìThis is a pivotal time for the Turtles, most certainly. But with the dedication of the staff, the board, and most of all, the singing membership, the Turtles will thrive and continue to share their musical fabulousness, power and humanity with their adoring audiences,?¢‚Ç¨¬ù said Mr. Fisher.
David Fisher and his long-time partner Duncan live in Lake Highlands with their seven-year-old son, Bennett. In addition to being an arts administrator and a parent, he writes for The New York Times, makes soap, and is an avid collector of Christmas music.
The Turtle Creek Chorale performs its four-program season at the Meyerson Symphony Center located at 2301 Flora Street in the downtown Dallas Arts District. Season tickets may be purchased in person by phone at 214-526-3214 or online at www.turtlecreek.org. The Chorus was founded in 1980 with a mission to entertain, educate, unite and uplift our audiences and members through music that is distinguished for its innovation, diversity and artistic excellence.
Publicity: Kris Martin, Kris Martin Public Relations, 214-287-1068
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