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Artistic Director
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Artistic Director - Harry Wooten

Harry Wooten is Minister of Music at Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas. A native of Arkansas, Mr. Wooten holds degrees from William Jewell College, Vienna International Music Conservatory, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Tennessee and Alabama as Minister of Music and appeared as guest soloist, conductor, and presenter for numerous workshops and music events. His choirs have participated in the International Church Music Festival (Coventry Cathedral 1994 and 2000 and Bern, Switzerland 1997) and the Manhattan Festival of Sacred Music 2001. His wife Debi is a music educator in the Plano Independent School District. They have three beautiful, busy children: Brittany, Barrett, and Blair.

Accompanist - Eunice Tavaglione

Eunice Tavaglione completed her Master of Music degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas under the private instruction of Artist in Residence Stefan Bardas. Prior to this, she studied with Ronald Boud and Janet Hutchinson in Philadelphia, receiving her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance. It was here that she gained valuable training in performing, accompanying, and arranging. Ms. Tavaglione has traveled throughout many parts of the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America accompanying various choral groups and performing as piano soloist. Since coming to Dallas in 1976, she has taught extensively at all levels and continues to maintain a large teaching studio. Ms. Tavaglione is widely recognized as an adjudicator in piano throughout the state of Texas and remains an active Accompanist for national voice and instrumental competitions. She is the Accompanist for the Irving

Board Member - Lita Strubhar

For many of the years since 1988, Lita Strubhar has been amember of Irving Chorale.  Always an Altoand serving in various board positions, Lita has in the past also functioned asthe group’s Managing Director.“Music has been part of my life since I was a child.  Throughout junior high and high school I sangin both my church choir and school choirs. But, that wasn’t the end.  I sangone year in college at Texas Woman’s University and for one year in MesquiteCivic Chorus.  Then, I moved back toIrving and joined Irving Chorale. Singing lifts my spirits and hearing the harmonies andstories of the music can make my heart swell. The friendships formed through music are wonderful. Even though I havehad to “lay out” of a few seasons of the Irving Chorale due to work travel, Ialways come back.”