Our Board of Directors:
Stephanie Tatalos - President
Stephanie reports that she has always loved to sing as long as she can remember. Her earliest memories are standing in front of the jukebox at her Dad's restaurant and singing her heart out! She sang in high school and church choir and has been a part of the DCC since 1999.
Marian Wagner - Treasurer
Marian has served as Treasurer for the DCC for the past five years. She also stays busy as secretary for her home church congregation and loves gospel music
Steve Latham - Marketing Dir.
Steve has been performing with the DCC since Spring 2018 and has been in multiple singing groups since grade school. He is also a member of Credo Choir and Good Time Barbershop Chorus.
Susan Wheeler - Secretary
Susan has been with the DCC for a year now, having been absent from choral singing for many years. We are lucky to have her expertise (she's a former paralegal) for our by-laws and monthly board meetings.
Gay McCallum - Co-Librarian
Gay has been singing her "whole life". She sings in her church choir and the Singing Women of Texas. She is also a member of the Denton Senior Center Choir. Learning music, she says, keeps your mind alive.
Carolyn Sears - Co-Librarian
Carolyn is beginning her third year with the DCC. She grew up with her father as a music director and has been involved with choral music since childhood. She also sings with the Singing Women of North Texas and the choir of Southmont Baptist Church in Denton.
Tim McGaugh - Collaborative Pianist
Tim has been playing the piano since age 12, when he found that he had a knack for it, and it became one of his loves. Choral music, Broadway, and Gospel are his favorite themes, but he just loves to make music. He has been a member of the DCC since 20003, serving as the Director, Board President, Board Secretary, Librarian, and is now "just" the accompanist.
Denton Community Chorus
The Community Chorus was first organized by the Cultural Affairs Division of the Denton Chamber of Commerce in 1967. During the early years of the chorus, concerts were limited to an annual December performance of Handel’s Messiah and a spring performance at the Fine Arts Festival. By 1970 the chorus was reorganized and named Denton County Music Association (DCMA). The chorus broadened its repertoire to include Broadway musicals. For several years, the DCMA was the only community arts group available to members of the community.
Dr. Stephen Farish was the first musical director. In 1989 the chorus was renamed the Denton Community Chorus, Inc. and was chartered as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and currently operates as such.
The DCC has a long history of offering a venue for Denton residents to participate in a chorus without audition and to experience a variety of music from classical to pops to Broadway standards. This year the chorus marks its 52nd anniversary and continues to provide the opportunity for Denton County residents to sing in an organized chorus under the direction of a trained director.
The chorus performs two major concerts a season and periodically provides entertainment for residential nursing facilities and regional festivals. From time to time, DCC collaborates with guest artists, such as DISD music groups, local free-lance musicians, and even professional performers, such as Brave Combo, to bring a variety of chorus music to the Denton community.
The DCC is currently under the direction of Mr. Tim Bergan. Timothy Bergan, Director, is a fairly recent transplant to Denton, having previously lived in Highland Village and Flower Mound. Prior to moving to Texas, Tim, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, lived in Chicago, Minneapolis and Omaha. He has a long vocal career, having sung professionally with the Cleveland Opera Chorus, the Minnesota Opera Chorus and the chorus of Opera Omaha, as well as with the Robert Page Singers, the Minnesota Chorale and Minneapolis' Gregorian Singers. He has served several churches as soloist and section leader and has conducted choirs and ensembles throughout his career in music. Tim holds an MBA in International Business and an MS in voice science. He and his wife, DeLila are enjoying "retirement" at Good Samaritan Denton Village, where Tim directs the Village Singers.
The chorus rehearses on Monday nights from 7-8:30 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church (703 N. Elm) in Denton. Please see our "Rehearsal and Concert Schedule" for more information. Please join us!!