Dallas Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Chorus Director
Conductor Anthony Blake Clark will step into the role from the 2023/24 season
Anthony Blake Clark will begin his post as the Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) at the opening of the 2023/24 season, during which time he will prepare a number of choral works — including Liszt's A Faust Symphony and Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem.
Clark will work closely with DSO Music Director Fabio Luisi to prepare the all-volunteer chorus for performance with the professional players of the DSO.
Originally studying composition at the Baylor University School of Music, Clark then relocated to the UK, where he completed a master's degree in choral conducting under Simon Halsey CBE at the University of Birmingham.
Clark is presently the Music Director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, where he has grown subscription concert offerings while also implementing community outreach and education initiatives. He is also the Artistic Director of Bach Vespers in New York City.
"It was so very important to find just the right artistic leader for the Dallas Symphony Chorus,” said Luisi. "We have programmed very large and impressive symphonic choral works in the next season alone. Blake has been a wonderful partner in his work with us this past year, and I know he will excel in bringing these impressive works to the Meyerson stage."
"I am thrilled to join the Dallas Symphony Chorus as its Director and to collaborate with Maestro Luisi," said Clark. "This all-volunteer chorus is an incredible group of singers who work diligently every week to make music together at the highest level."
"I am excited to return to my Texas roots, and I look forward to building upon the DSC’s history of choral music excellence to make the ensemble and the Meyerson the center of choral music making in our state and region," he continued.