Symphony Chorus of New Orleans performs with Singers of Untied Lands

Compiled from staff reports


What do Norway, Kenya, Albania, and Malaysia have in common? A professionally trained singer from each country makes up this year’s quartet for Singers of United Lands (SOUL), brought to New Orleans for the ninth year by Symphony Chorus of New Orleans (SCNO).


Each year since 2008, Symphony Chorus has brought the quartet to New Orleans. SOUL spends the week performing and teaching children in area schools and colleges, as SCNO’s community outreach. The week ends with a joint concert including SOUL singers, Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, Delgado Community College, Lusher Charter School, Academy of Sacred Heart and Isadore Newman school choruses joining in an international feast of song from all four countries and the United States.


In addition to performances by the SOUL quartet, the concert will feature the combined choirs performing music from this year’s SOUL countries and conclude with American selections Nelly Bly by Stephen Foster, Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel Gawthrop, and It Takes a Village by Joan Szimko.


This year, the quartet will be in New Orleans from February 22-26, with the concert Friday February 26 at Academy of Sacred Heart’s Nims Center, 4521 St. Charles Ave., 7pm. Tickets are

$20 and $10 for students and are available at SymphonyChorus.org


For more information, see www.SymphonyChorus.org and http://www.singersofunitedlands.org. To arrange an interview with Symphony Chorus Music Director Steven Edwards or other coverage, please email either admin@symphonychorus.org or sce@symphonychorus.org


Symphony Chorus of New Orleans is a 501c3, non-profit, volunteer chorus of approximately 80 singing members. The mission of SCNO is to “make a difference in the lives of our singers, our audience, and our community through the power and beauty of choral singing.” Online ticket purchasing and information about SCNO’s 2015-2016 performance season are available at www.symphonychorus.com.


For more information, contact admin@symphonychorus.org.

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