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Choir on Mission, Forming Community

. 1 min read
By Sam Hodges
January 26, 2015 | DALLAS (UMNS)

This past Sunday morning, Jonathan Palant had his usual gig, serving as music minister for Kessler Park United Methodist Church here.
But on Sunday night he donned a tuxedo and conducted a stage full of instrumentalists and singers, ranging from a choir of homeless people to opera star Frederica von Stade, at Dallas City Performance Hall.
Much could have gone wrong, especially since they were doing the U.S. premier of a challenging new choral work on homelessness. But apart from a few members of Dallas Street Choir making a premature stage exitand having to be summoned back by Palantthe program came off fine.
Indeed, the packed house gave a prolonged standing ovation.