A Turtle’s History
1.John Michael (Mike) Davis joined the Turtle Creek Chorale Sept. 15, 1994 as a baritone. He sang three concerts in that season and three more in the next season. He then took the next six seasons off, returning in 2002. He then sang that and the next two seasons without missing a concert for a career total of nineteen concerts . So he sang in a total of five season.
2.His first concert was Betty, Broadway and the Boys in October 1994.
3.His final concert was Forever Plaid in June 2005.
4.He was a member of ENCORE! in the 16th season.
5.He was a member of the small group Turtle Soup in his final three seasons.
6.He served as conductor of that group in his final season with the TCC.
7.During the 24 and 25 seasons he served on three committees: Anniversary Committee; the Performance Committee; and the Retreat Committee.
8. These are his performances on record:
HOLIDAYS OF THE FUTURE – December 1995 – sang Santa-ma-Jazz as a member of ENCORE! and sang Christmas Fits with ENCORE! and Acafellas
THE FA LA LA FOLLIES – December 2002 – played the part of a Reindeer and sang Seasonal Sounds as part of a quartet
A MUSIC LOVERS GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE – March 2003 – Sang The Wind with Turtle Soup
A MUSIC LOVERS GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE (TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS) – March 2003 – sang The Wind with Turtle Soup.
CELESTIAL CD – Sang The Wind with Turtle Soup – recorded in March 2003
THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES – THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN – June 2003 – Sang I Guess Thats Why They Call It The Blues with Turtle Soup.
FREE TO BE ME – September 2003 – Sang : Drama Queen and Its A Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind with Turtle Soup. Sang back-up to Richard York’s solo of Sara Leewith Turtle Soup. Sang back-up to Sam Bass; solo of Mother Medley with Turtle Soup.
MAKIN A LIST…CHECKIN IT TWICE! – December 2003 – Directed, arranged and played with the Percussionists for Mary Sat A-Rockin’ and sang The Three Kings with Turtle Soup
CLASSICAL SERENADE – March 2004 – sang Deh Vieni alla finestra (Serenade) as a member of Turtle Soup and played Trumpet for the World Premiere of Serenade Of Life.
KTCC RADIO HOUR – June 2004 – sang ; A Chance On Love; and Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off; as a member of Turtle Soup
JOURNEY CD – June 2004 – sang ;On Children with Turtle Soup and played Trumpet for Serenade of Life.
FESTIVE FLASHBACKS – December 2004 – Conducted Turtle Soup,performing ;Hodie Christus Natus Est and Childrens Medley
TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – February 2005 – sang backup to solos of Manly Men with Turtle Soup.