The Edmonds-based Sno-King Community Chorale can now add another milestone to its storied life – performing in New York’s famed Carnegie Hall.
The Chorale, which has now grown to 117 members, has been invited to sing Welsh composer Karl Jenkins’ new work, Gloria, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. More than 50 members are able to make the trip, and they will be joined by choirs from around the world. To help fund the trip, the Chorale is selling the 2011 Entertainment Book, covering Seattle, the Eastside and Snohomish County, and tote bags with the chorale logo and the words “Music Is My Bag.”
Says Sno-King’s Artistic Director Frank DeMiero: “We are really excited about this fabulous opportunity. We will not only perform the work in New York; the composer has asked us to première it on the West Coast, so it will be the piece we present at our annual Musica da Coro concert March 19 at Lynnwood’s Trinity Lutheran Church. I can’t think of a better way to start off our 10th year!”
Sno-King Community Chorale’s repertoire and guest artist list continues to grow – and surprise – audiences. Gospel singer Louise Rose, the incomparable vocalist Dee Daniels, popular pianist Walt Wagner, America’s folk ambassadors The Brothers Four, Northwest favorite Stan Boreson, and the visiting Dubrovnik (Croatia) Symphony Orchestra have all shared the stage with the Chorale over the past decade, along with the wonderful talent of local school and community groups.
For information on upcoming concerts, program advertising and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.sno-kingchorale.org. Or you can call 206-473-9416 and a postcard with the season schedule will be mailed. Entertainment Books, which contain over $18,000 in savings, may be ordered online for $25 each. The tote bags are $8 each.