A Turtle’s History
Steve Lovett joined the Turtle Creek Chorale as a bass in April 1989, towards the end of the 9th season.
His first concert was “Pops ’89: 20s, 40s, 60s Pop!” in which he sang “One Moment in Time” in a quartet with Brian Mumey, Stan Graner, and Tim Farmer.
Unfortunately, he was not able to attend our first GALA in July of that year in Seattle, but Steven continued performing with the TCC in the next season, our 10th.
In “Turtle Creek Classics” in November 1989, he sang “Di Provenza” from Verdi’s La Traviata.
A little more than a month later, in our free concert at Thanks Giving Square, Steve was the first of the three soloists in Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria.”
In the major Christmas concert entitled “Texas Ho Ho Ho Down,” less than a week later, Steve had two featured performances: he was part of a small group which sang the Bach-Gounod “Ave Maria” which was followe later in the program with his performance the Three Kings/Mother quartet from Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Steve also sang in the next concert when the Chorale hosted the Seattle Men’s Chorus in March 1990.
His final appearance was the following month when he sang in “The Lone Star Symphonic Band Presents The Turtle Creek Chorale” in Hamman Hall on the campus of Rice University in Houston, his home town.
Steve was a man of many talents, a teacher, a realtor, a minister, and a musician. He was also the father of a son and a daughter.