￼Sound Company, Oak Ridge’s Children’s Performing Choir, will present a unique choral performance entitled “Just Sing!” this weekend, a press release said.
The Saturday show features The Nashville Singers. It will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Historic Grove Theater at High Places Church.
The Sunday show begins at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
The “Just Sing!” shows will include these songs:
- “When We Sing” by Terry Silver Alford;
- “You Are the New Day,” a Kingsingers piece that the choir will combine with The Nashville Singers;
- “Teach the Children to Sing,” which will use all singers, adults, and students;
- “Dubula,” a traditional Xhoshan folk song
- “Sing,” from the musical Chorus Line;
- “Let’s Get Loud,” a Jaylo cover tune;
- “Sing, Sing, Sing,” a 1940s big band tune;
- “You Can’t Stop the Beat/ We Got the Beat,” in the style of Glee;
- “Tina Singu,” an African folk tune;
- “Lion Sleeps Tonight”;
- “Step in Time”;
- “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”; and
- “Sing a Song.”
“Many of these songs will be featured a cappella and will really showcase the singer’s voices and talents,” a press release said.
“We are so excited to be sharing the stage with The Nashville Singers this fall,” said Katy Wolfe-Zahn, director of Sound Company Etc. and Seniors. “It will be an amazing experience for the kids. It is such a privilege for the kids to be able to learn from this group. This show will also give the kids a taste of a different style of music than they may be used to.”
Nashville Singers was founded in November of 2008 by a handful of men who had the desire to join their voices with the voices of others committed to excellence in vocal and choral performance. The chorus performs a diverse, primarily a cappella repertoire, covering many genres of music.
Their philanthropic mission is to enrich lives through support of music education in schools and the community. This support comes in the form of music education grants, college scholarships, master classes in area schools, and an annual free singing lessons program called a cappella Academy.
The singers are all volunteers, range in age from 21 to 81, and travel from Brentwood, Hermitage, Lebanon, Madison, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Portland, Smyrna, and La Vergne to participate in chorus activities.
The Nashville Singers have had the pleasure of singing for several dignitaries, including Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, U.S. Senator Trent Lott, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, to name a few, the press release said.
Sound Company Children’s Choir is a multi-age performing choir based in Oak Ridge and directed by Wolfe-Zahn, Terry Silver-Alford, Mariana Garciagodoy, and Kathy Gillenwaters. The company is comprised of more than 100 children ranging from first through 12th grades from schools and communities in East Tennessee.
Sound Company performs in Oak Ridge, Knoxville, and other areas in East Tennessee. Older members travel periodically to participate in competitions and concerts. Sound Company’s repertoire is wide-ranging, and it includes classical, pop, show tunes, folk songs, multi-cultural music, and more.
Sound Company strives to encourage the pursuit of excellence and foster joy in music for performers and the community. Through a variety of musical genres, the directors educate children with choral singing skills, strong vocal technique, challenging choreography, stage experience, and ensemble performance proficiency, the press release said. Sound Company was founded in 2003 as a nonprofit performing arts ensemble.
“We have been part of the Sound Company family (and it really does feel like family to us) since the organization began 10 years ago,” said Gillenwaters, director for Sound Company Too. “It’s been a great experience.”
“Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to see Sound Company Children’s Choir of Oak Ridge singing with The Nashville Singers,” the press release said. Tickets will be available at the door, or can be purchased in advance from a Sound Company member. For group ticket inquiries, contact Rebecca Bowman through [email protected].
For information on Sound Company, visit www.soundcompanytn.net or find Sound Company Children’s Performing Choir on Facebook.
Sound Company is already busy planning future shows for this winter and spring, including a Christmas concert with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, the press release said.
The Historic Grove Theater at High Places Church is at 123 Randolph Road in Oak Ridge.