About the Irving Chorale
The Irving Chorale has been making beautiful music in Irving for over 35 years. Their voices have graced many stages in the DFW area and all over the world.
2020 found the Chorale having to go on hiatus right after their February concert due to Covid-19 in order to protect the chorus and the audiences. The Irving Chorale returned to rehearsing and performing in mid-2021 using masks performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Plano Symphony and Plano Civic Chorus.
The future of the Irving Chorale is bright for the 2022-2023 season as they will be performing a mix of vocal pieces in solo and collaborative performances–from classical to Broadway. Join them in celebrating the beauty of choral music.
Harry Wooten, Artistic Director
Harry Wooten is Minister of Music at Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas. A native of Arkansas, Mr. Wooten holds degrees from William Jewell College, Vienna International Music Conservatory, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Tennessee and Alabama as Minister of Music and appeared as guest soloist, conductor, and presenter for numerous workshops and music events. His choirs have participated in the International Church Music Festival (Coventry Cathedral 1994 and 2000 and Bern, Switzerland 1997) and the Manhattan Festival of Sacred Music 2001. His wife Debi is a retired music educator from the Plano Independent School District. They have three beautiful, busy children: Brittany, Barrett, and Blair.
Eunice Tavaglione, Accompanist
Eunice Tavaglione completed her Master of Music degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas under the private instruction of Artist in Residence Stefan Bardas. Prior to this, she studied with Ronald Boud and Janet Hutchinson in Philadelphia, receiving her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance. Ms. Tavaglione has traveled throughout many parts of the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America accompanying various choral groups and performing as piano soloist. She has taught extensively at all levels and continues to maintain a large teaching studio. Ms. Tavaglione is widely recognized as an adjudicator in piano throughout the state of Texas and remains an active Accompanist for national voice and instrumental competitions.
These are the elected and appointed members volunteering to lead the
Irving Chorale for the 2023-2024 Season,