Dick Muckleroy Young

Born:                Feb. 26, 1931
Died:                Dec. 15, 1985

Turtle Years:   1980-1985
Section:            Baritone/Bass

A Turtle’s Tribute:

Dick was a native of Dallas and a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He began his musical career at an early age as a boy soprano with the Apollo Boys’ Choir.

Since that time he specialized in music from the opera and oratorio repertoire, having appeared with the Richardson Symphony and the Dallas Chamber Opera Company. He was also a veteran with the Dallas Civic Opera Chorus.

Dick appeared as the baritone soloist throughout Dallas in productions of the Messiah, Elijah and St. Paul, the Brahms and Fauro Requiems, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and the Mass in b minor; Haydn’s Creaton, Beethoven’s Mount of Olives’ Saint-Seans’ Christmas Oratorio, and Schubert’s Mass in G Major. He had also been featured in productions of Rigoletto, Cosi Fan Tutti, impressions, Noye’s Fludde and Daniel Pinkham’s Passion of Judas, with the composer conducting.

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A Turtle’s History

Dick was a charter member of the Chorale. He sang with the Chorale through June 1985.

During his time with the Chorale, Dick was featured in the following performances.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT – December 1980 – sang “What Child Is This?” as a solo.

SHOWTIME ’81 – July 1981 – sang “Another Op’nin’, Another Show” from Kiss Me Kate.

WINTERSONG – December 1982 – sang “Cantata 142 – Un ist ein Kind geboren – Recitative and Air” as a solo

SING GLORIA – November 1983 – sang “Satin Doll”, “Java Jive”, “Dream”, “Georgia On My Mind” and “Save the Bones for Henry Jones” with the Turtle Creek Jazz.

A SONG IN THE NIGHT – March 1984 – sang “It Don’t Mean A Thing”, “Red Top”, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”, “In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning” and “Small Fry” as a member of the Turtle Creek Jazz

TUX DELUX – OCTOBER 1984 – Sang “Radway’s Ready Relief” as a solo Bio from the program for the December 1980 concert:

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