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Dallas Street Choir featured on NPR

Members of the Dallas Street Choir relax, looking dapper and professional in formal wear.

Dallas Street Choir featured on NPR

Photo of Dallas Street Choir members in formalwear by Mark Mullaney

The Dallas Street Choir is a unique choir composed of displaced men and women in Dallas, Texas. It’s a joint collaboration between The Stewpot, a Dallas-area soup kitchen founded by First Presbyterian Church, and CREDO, a choral ministry of Dallas’ Kessler Park United Methodist Church. These groups are ecumenical partners in providing various services for people experiencing homelessness and displacement.

NPR has a touching story about some of the participants who performed to a sold out crowd in the Dallas City Performance Hall. One of the men was going to wear a tuxedo for the first time in a long time.

From the story (audo and transcript):

Hotel rooms have been donated and the women will sing in custom-made evening gowns, the men in tuxes. Rodriguez’s eyes light up at the prospect — a night on the town, the star of the show.

“I mean, I haven’t been in a tux since I got married,” Rodriguez says. “That was a long, long time ago.”

The following video, filmed and edited by Jonathan Palant, opened the concert. It’s a short, powerful piece where the members of the Choir get to tell their stories, and talk about what inclusion in the Choir means for them.

 

Posted by David Streever

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Frankie Andreu

A beautiful example of ministry for our times.

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