New SoNA Choral Group
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) announces the formation of the SoNA Singers, an auditioned group of the region’s best choral singers. The ensemble is led by Director Terry Hicks, one of Arkansas’ most respected choral conductors. This group will perform choral works, both a cappella and with orchestral accompaniment. It will also serve as the anchor of the larger 200-person SoNA Chorale, which performs choral masterworks with the Symphony, conducted by SoNA Music Director Paul Haas. Repertoire to include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”) and other works, to be announced in the first rehearsal. Rehearsals will be held weekly on Sundays, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Auditions will be held on September 10 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Bentonville High School Choir Room (1801 SE “J” Street, Bentonville, AR) and September 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Walton Arts Center’s McBride Studio (495 W. Dickson Street, Fayetteville, AR.) Auditionees are to contact Barrett Johnson at email@example.com (email is preferred) or (479) 521-4166 to set up an audition time or for more information.
-One solo (oratorio aria or art song preferred)
-Pitch memory exercises
-Scales (major and minor)
Sundays 2:00-4:00 p.m.
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 8, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
December 9, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
December 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsal Schedule for April 14, 2011 Concert: To Be Announced.
The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) is the new name for the North Arkansas Symphony (NASO), which was founded in 1954 and has provided more than 50 years of musical performances and educational opportunities. SoNA is a not-for-profit organization currently engaged in a new partnership with Walton Arts Center. Under the musical direction of Paul Haas, SoNA presents classical and pops performances for symphonic music lovers in Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about SoNA and Paul Haas, visit www.sonamusic.org.