Choir of the Sound finishes the season with rock and roll - and scholarships

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Scholarship winners Julia Norton (2nd from left), and
Madison Hansen (3rd from left) awarded scholarships.
David Horiuchi from COTS on the right.

Choir of the Sound (COTS) finished its 2015-16 season with a rollicking rock and roll show "We (Love) Rock-n-Roll" at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center on June 4 and 5. The show featured songs from the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, U2, Queen, and many more.

In addition, at the spring show Choir of the Sound gives out two scholarships to local high school students for whom music has played an integral part in their lives, with the hope of inspiring a lifelong love of music in these students regardless of their future career aspirations.

This year's recipients were both from Meadowdale High School in the Edmonds School District.

Madison Hansen has performed in the Meadowdale Choir and Advanced Women's Ensemble, and is active in the musical theatre program, Seattle Children's Choir, and Solo Ensemble. Hansen will be heading to Loyola Marymount University in the fall to study theater and communications.

Julia Norton has performed in the Meadowdale Choir, Impressions vocal jazz, Seattle Children's Chorus, Solo Ensemble, and Edmonds School District Honor Choir. Norton will be heading to the University of Portland in the fall to study psychology.

Next season, Choir of the Sound will be celebrating its 40th year with Holiday Memories, Mozart's Requiem, and a Salute to the Tony Awards.

Choir of the Sound is holding auditions for all voice parts for its 2016-2017 season beginning at 6pm on Tuesday, July 19, and Tuesday, July 26, at Terrace View Presbyterian Church, 4700 228th St SW, Mountlake Terrace 98043. Other dates are available by special arrangement.

To schedule an audition, email or call 206-528-9990.

Audition process:
  • Your audition will begin with an extended warm-up to display the range and qualities of your singing voice.
  • You will be quizzed on intervals, rhythm, and pitch retention.
  • You will be asked to sight-read a short musical excerpt.
  • You will be asked to sight-read your voice part on a standard our-part chorale.
No prepared piece is required.

More information about Choir of the Sound here.


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