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Turtle Creek Chorale is proud to announce that the Eugene McDermott Foundation has presented a generous donation of $100,000 to the organization through its annual benefit gala, Rhapsody.

“I first saw the Turtle Creek Chorale with my grandmother and have always appreciated the unique cultural place the Chorale and its members continue to hold in Dallas. Their talent and their passion for what they do never fails to impress, and they make Dallas proud,” said Grace Cook, president of the Eugene McDermott Foundation. “I’m also very excited about seeing Cyndi Lauper, who is so much fun and an amazing advocate for equality. It’s going to be an incredible night!”

The co-chairs for the event benefiting the Turtle Creek Chorale are Grace Cook, Sheilon King, Tara Lewis, and Whitney Strauss. Funds raised at Rhapsody will support the Chorale’s mission to entertain, educate, unite, and inspire through its musical, cultural, and educational programs.

“We are so grateful for this award made by the Eugene McDermott Foundation in honor of the Rhapsody gala,” TCC’s Mike Dilbeck, Senior Director of Advancement for Turtle Creek Chorale Mike Dilbeck said. “This year's gala promises to be an unforgettable celebration of philanthropy, music, and community, made possible by the extraordinary generosity of our supporters.”

Headlining this year's Rhapsody gala is Grammy Award winner and punk glamor icon, Cyndi Lauper. Set to take place at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Saturday, June 1, 2024, the evening will offer an opening reception, seated dinner, luxury live auction, after party, and an exclusive private concert by Cyndi Lauper with full band and featuring a selection of her greatest hits. 

Gala tickets are now available and will include all the above benefits and access to the exclusive private concert for $600, $800, and $1,000. Tables are available for $6,000, $8,000, and $10,000. Sponsorships range from $15,000 to $25,000. For more information, go to

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