Fundraiser Supports Dallas Choral Group

The Helios Ensemble, a sixteen-voice chamber choir founded by Kevin Sutton, will be hosting a wine-tasting fundraiser hosted by local radio personality Rick Vanderslice the evening of February 2nd at a private residence near White Rock Lake in Dallas. Rick, winner of the Katie Award for excellence in journalism, is a well known talk-show host on both radio and television.

Musical entertainment will be provided by classical guitar virtuoso Michael Tillman, and wine samples will be provided by The Wine Therapist. Funds raised at the event will go to support The Helios Ensemble Sustaining Fund, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the chamber choir.

To reserve a place at the event, contact Helios Ensemble Artistic
Director Kevin Sutton at (214) 455-8380

Kevin Sutton founded The Helios Ensemble in 1993 as a 5-voice chamber choir. By 1999 it had grown to a 24-voice choir. Today the group consists of sixteen singers. Kevin’s background in music dates back to 1986 when he graduated with a Vocal Performance degree from Ball State University. Since then he has earned a Master of Church Music degree from Scarritt Graduate School and pursued additional studies as a conductor.

Michael Tillman has been playing the guitar for over 20 years and pursued it professionally as a career for the past decade. He graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Music, specializing in guitar, voice, and cello. Michael is continuing his education in music through graduate school at the University of Texas at Dallas. So far Michael has released two full-length albums and his third album, with a working title of International, is expected to be released in late 2013.

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