James Evans

Born:                December 29,1953
Died:                 May 23,1993

Turtle Years:   1985-1992
Section:            Tenor I

A Turtle’s Tribute:

A Turtle’s History

James first performed with the Chorale in “BRAVO” in September 1985 at Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University. During his time with the Chorale James was featured in the following productions.

SPOTLIGHT ‘87 – April 1987 – sang “Hang On The Bell, Nellie” as part of a Trio; sang Hymn to Him” as part of the Octet and sang “Invocation and Instructions To The Audience” as part of a quartet

POPS ‘87 – June 1987 – sang “Rio” in the South American Medley as part of an Octet

CHRISTMAS – WRAP IT UP – December 1987 – sang “Sleigh Ride” with a Quartet

SPOTLIGHT ‘88 – August 1988 – sang “Gee, But It’s Great to be Here”, “A Tribute to George & Ira Gershwin”, “On Broadway”, “Music Hall”, “Return of the Flower Children” & “Finale Medley” as part of THE CAST and sang “S’ Wonderful” in a Tribute To George and Ira Gershwin as a solo

1 PLUS 1 EQUALS MUSIC – October 1988 – sang “The Heavens Are Telling” from The Creation with a Sextet

TWELVE DAYS AND COUNTING – December 1988 – sang a solo of “Winter Wonderland”

I’M DREAMING OF A WHAT CHRISTMAS? – December 1990 – played the part of a Stage Manager

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA – March 1991 – sang “Rigoletto Quartette” with ENCORE!

A NIGHT ON BROADWAY – June 1991 – shared the spotlight in “Lida Rose”/”Dream of Now” from The Music Man

LA DI DA! – WHEN WE NO LONGER TOUCH – October 1991 – sang “When We No Longer Touch” with the Small Group and “Ghost Riders In The Sky” & “Dos Arbolitos” as part of ENCORE!

FA LA LA! – December 1991 – sang “There’s No Christmas Like A Home Christmas” as part of ENCORE!

FOUR FOR THE ROAD – June 1992 – sang with the Small Group

MAGIC! – December 1992 – sang “Sleigh Ride” and “No Golden Carriage” as part of
ENCORE!

During the Chorale’s 11th season he was the Special Needs Coordinator and a Member of the Board of Directors.

James passed away on May 23, 1993.

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