Melanie Moore - Artistic Director

Stage And Screen

When: Saturday, May 11, 2024 2:.30 PM and 7:30 PM
Where: Eisemann Center for Performing Arts

Melanie Moore conducts The Chorale through some of Broadway’s highest notes and catchiest rhythms from fan favorites such as “Sweeney Todd,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked,” “Aladdin” and “Kinky Boots."  The chorale will also present a selection of treasured Broadway tunes from renowned composers Gilbert and Sullivan, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many others.

 The Contemporary Chorale, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the oldest, continuously operating choir in North Texas entertaining audiences since 1956. The choir performs in concert in May and December with selections from a variety of musical genres including Broadway, Pop, Folk, and Holiday tunes. The chorale is supported generously by grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.

Melanie Moore serves as The Contemporary Chorale’s Artistic Director. Ms. Moore joined The Contemporary Chorale in 2000 when the choir’s membership only included women vocalists. Since then, Ms. Moore opened the choir to both men and women and expanded the active membership to more than 60 performers.

Ms. Moore received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Texas Woman's University. Her professional career extends more than 40 years and includes teaching elementary and secondary music education and at the collegiate level. In addition to her work with The Contemporary Chorale, Ms. Moore serves as Adjunct Faculty at Dallas Baptist University, as well as a vocal/instrumental accompanist, vocal/choral clinician, and continues to teach privately. 

  • One Short Day
  • Raise You Up
  • No Tune Like a Show Tune
  • Time Warp
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Be The Hero
  • Masquerade
  • Dance a Cachucha
  • Beautiful City
  • Let the River Run
  • Sunday
  • Pink Panther
  • Somewhere
  • Speechless
  • Aquarius
  • Feeling Good
  • Man of Constant Sorrow
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Back to Before
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This organization is funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission .