The Brief History of Hwa Shen, Dallas Chinese Choral Society
Founded in 1983 by a group of young people who loved music and decided to sing together, Dallas Chinese Choral Society (DCCS) has gained a reputation by word of mouth through the years as a musical icon of the Chinese Community in Dallas/ Fort Worth area. Via annual concerts, Dallas Chinese Choral Society presents beautiful songs from Chinese and American culture and contributes to the community with free admission. To the choral members, we not only have fun singing as a group but also have the wonderful friendship that blossoms over the years. We have also received as well as given pleasure to our audience.
DCCS has been under the direction of Dr. Ian Yeung, Artistic Director, since fall, 2010. Along with Associate Artistic Director, John Lewis, Dr. Yeung has led the chorus into a very well-respected organization. In the past six years, DCCS has successfully performed in public eight times. During our 2011 season, DCCS performed Mozart’s “Coronation Mass in C” with Dallas DAYYO (Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra). In 2013 DCCS performed Schubert’s Mass in C D452. In 2014, DCCS had organized a big chorus concert with as many as 160 singers from Dallas, Houston, and many other cities in US to perform a modern Chinese master piece: “Ask the Sky and the Earth”. In this event, Dr. Yeung conducted one hundred and sixty singers to sing with Northeast Orchestra of Tarrant County. DCCS has also performed Handel’s Coronation Anthems in 2015-2016 seasons. The high quality performances of these pieces brought DCCS to the highest plateau in DCCS’s 33 year history.
DCCS will continue to strive to do our best in our performances while maintaining an atmosphere of fun and excitement.