24 is a choral organization where fellowship, learning, and striving for excellence encourage all our choristers to become ambassadors of harmony within our community and into the world beyond.
24 rehearsals and performances throughout the choir season - as well as invitations to participate in other professional community productions - make for a rigorous and challenging musical experience.
The organization is comprised of choristers, parents, guardians, members of the community, paid administrators and musical directors, accompanists, and many volunteers.
24 was established in 2023 by Kathleen Turner, Organist and Choirmaster of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, to supplement the music education offered in local schools by providing advanced choral experiences for talented young musicians.
The mission of 24 is to nurture and educate youth through choral music.
To enrich the cultural life of the Savannah community and beyond.
To introduce choristers to the music of many cultures worldwide.
To provide a healthy environment where young people are empowered and instilled with the ideals of musical teamwork.
To share nurturing and creative choral experiences with children and young adults, developing their self-esteem.
To create opportunities for children and young adults to serve our community using choral repertoire from different cultures and people.
To present diverse, challenging, and appropriate choral experiences for children and young adults of all abilities, backgrounds, and ages
To prepare its choristers to become musically and vocally diverse artists, patrons, and leaders in the musical world of tomorrow.
Meet the Team
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Kathleen Turner is a native of upstate New York and earned a double Bachelor of Arts degree in organ and oboe from the Eastman School of Music, receiving the coveted Performer’s Certificate in both instruments. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College. Kathleen won the MTNA Wurlitzer Collegiate National Organ Competition and has had a thirty-five+ year career in sacred music serving the Episcopal Church. She served as the Managing Music Director of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2018. She has an active performing and conducting career and is a published composer. She is happily married to husband Roy “Te” and a lover of dogs!
Affectionately known as “Miss Kathleen,” Ms. Turner served as Artistic Director of the Austin Children’s Choir (Texas) for ten years. Under her leadership the Choir earned an Austin Critics Table Award for Best Choral Performance and performed for Texas Music Educators Association and various artists including Yolanda Adams and rock band Asleep at the Wheel at Austin’s SXSW Festival. For her work and love of children, she was given a Distinguished Service Award the City of Austin and was recognized by the state of Texas.
Julia Tucker, D.M.A.
An Alabama native, Julia Tucker holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Organ Performance from Arizona State University where she studied with Kimberly Marshall. She also holds a Masters of Organ Performance and Masters of Piano Performance from Syracuse University where she studied with Dr. Annie Laver, as well as an undergraduate degree from Auburn University.
Julia keeps an active performing schedule as an organist, collaborative pianist, and choral singer, both in the United States and in the UK. She has been serving as an organist since she was an early teenager, and has been active as a professional church musician for over a decade. She is particularly passionate about performing and advocating for the music of under-represented composers in the classical canon.
Julia is Senior Assistant Director of Enrollment at the Savannah College of Art and Design and sings soprano with Spectra, a Savannah-based feminist treble choir. She is also Sub-Dean for the Savannah Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She and her husband Joel Morehouse reside in the area with their two cats.