KUDOS OF THE MONTH: Council Oak Men’s Chorale

The Council Oak Men’s Chorale was formed in 1997 from a group of 12 singers who came together to provide music for a World AIDS Day memorial service. They had no official name but from that one-time memorial service effort the idea of supporting an ongoing men’s chorus in Tulsa took root.

Now a year-round effort formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, COMC promotes and develops choral music through an annual three-concert series, workshops and community performances. COMC performance venues include the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Philbrook’s Festival of Trees, and numerous local churches and community organizations.

In early December COMC performed its holiday concert series titled “A Snowy Starlit Night” under the direction of Elizabeth Curtis, the group’s first female artistic director. Council Oak Men’s Chorale is a 501©(3) organization. COMC’s parent organization, The Vocal Pride Foundation, Inc., provides scholarship and other financial assistance to the chorale members. For an audition or additional information about Council Oak Men’s Chorale’s purpose, membership, concert programming and performance bookings, call (918) 748-3888, or visit counciloak.org.

Updated 12-18-2006

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