Letter From the President

Hello friends and supporters!

Welcome to the 2017-18 season of the Deer Creek Chorale. With over ten years providing choral excellence, we are thrilled to give you yet another exciting set of concerts from our three choirs. We are especially proud that the Deer Creek Youth Choir, under the direction of Julie Culotta, enters its second year with nearly double the participation as 2016-17!

I would like to congratulate Julie, Artistic Director Martha Banghart, and Assistant Director Wayne Perry for the hard work they have invested to make this season possible.

Many thanks also go to our accompanists, Shisa Suskey and Amando Noto, for seeing us through every Tuesday night for rehearsals. I also want to extend a huge “thank you” to the newest member of our team, Choir Administrator Melissa Dick, for taking on a brand new position with such enthusiasm, professionalism, and drive. And one more “thank you” goes to our Board of Directors for their work behind the scenes that makes every season a success.

Great news! Artistic Director Martha Banghart will be conducting Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living at Carnegie Hall in March. Not every choir director receives such an honor, and we are privileged to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime performance. We also cannot wait for our Spring 2018 concert: Music for Living, where we are welcoming composer/conductor/choral music extraordinaire Z. Randall Stroope, in partnership with the Handel Choir of Baltimore and a full orchestra!

Please know how much we all appreciate your dedication to the DCC, and we look forward to share with you one of our favorite joys—singing together.


Patrick Dickerson
President, Deer Creek Chorale