We are excited to announce that Dr. Kim Childs has been named Tulsa Chorale’s Interim Artistic Director. Dr. Childs is Professor of Choral Studies and Voice at the University of Tulsa. He sings professionally with various organizations, including Tulsa Chorale, Holy Family Catholic Cathedral and St. John’s Episcopal Church, among others. He has been a member of the Tulsa Chorale Board of Directors for 5 years.
A tenor, Dr. Childs sings regularly in recital and concert venues. He has performed with the Denton Bach Choir in the role of Evangelist in the J. S. Bach St. Matthew Passion. Other performances have included the Saint-Saëns Messe De Requiem, Op. 54, J. S. Bach’s Mass in B minor, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Hodie with the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus (now Tulsa Chorale). He sings frequently in the Concerts with Commentary series at the University of Tulsa; most recently, Debussy’s Cinq Poèmes de Charles Baudelaire. He has sung with a number of professional choirs, including the American Bach Soloists, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Carmel Bach Festival, Texas Choral Artists, Dallas Bach Society, the Westminster Chamber Choir in Florence, Italy, and previous seasons of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.
In his free time, Dr. Childs loves landscaping! Just prior to the pandemic, he built major retaining walls and paver pathways for his front and back yards. He loves to add trees and plants to his yard, which he enjoys from his newly installed back deck alongside his rescue dogs, Toffee and Peanut.
Tulsa Chorale is thrilled to have Dr. Childs leading us! We have an exciting and full season planned for 2022-2023. Stay tuned for updates!