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Choir promises sparkling concert in Arlington

  • Sonus Boreal, the women's choir group from Northern Sound Choirs, will perform its annual spring concert on Sunday in Arlington.

    Sonus Boreal, the women's choir group from Northern Sound Choirs, will perform its annual spring concert on Sunday in Arlington.

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  • Sonus Boreal, the women's choir group from Northern Sound Choirs, will perform its annual spring concert on Sunday in Arlington.

    Sonus Boreal, the women's choir group from Northern Sound Choirs, will perform its annual spring concert on Sunday in Arlington.

Northern Sound Choirs will present its women's choir, Sonus Boreal, in the annual spring concert on Sunday in Arlington.
Director Stuart Hunt, who will lead the choir, calls the concert "CHORUScation: The Brilliance of a Choir."
Hunt chose the name because "coruscate" means to sparkle or produce flashes of light, giving a hint that the audience might expect to hear some musical brilliance from this performance.
Song selections include various genres from classical to spiritual and a special surprise number for the finale.
Kent Prairie Elementary's group, "Choir On Fire," a group of 40 to 50 fourth- and fifth graders, will perform several of their own selections as well as combine their singing talents with Sonus Boreal.
The dancers from Marysville Performing Arts Centre and Northwest Dance and Acro will perform "Songs of Sanctuary" by Karl Jenkins.
Sonus Boreal is an adult women's choir founded in 2010 by former high school students of director Hunt. The students reunited on Facebook and used social networking to build their choir, eventually forming the group into the nonprofit Northern Sound Choirs.
Their motivation was their passion for singing and their desire to perform with Hunt. The group also wants to spread music throughout the community.
Since starting up and to help develop their future events and educational outreach opportunities, Northern Sound Choirs has joined the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium, according to a press release.
And since starting up, Northern Sound Choirs' Sonus Boreal has gotten quite a few gigs in the area.
Throughout 2012, they were featured at Aquasox games and car races at Evergreen Speedway. The choir also performed at the Leavenworth Tree Lighting Ceremony.
In March, Sonus Boreal was a part of the "Madrigal Mystery Tour" with Vivace Choirs in Spanaway.
This summer, Sonus Boreal will give performances throughout the Pacific Northwest, singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at several community festivals and sporting events, including a Seattle Storm WNBA game on Aug. 19, according to a press release.
The concert in June will help prepare the women's choir for some competitions. They plan to audition for two prestigious choral competitions, the International Choral Kathaumixw in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest Music Educators Association in Portland, Ore.
For more information on how to book Sonus Boreal for an event, future concerts or to join this community choir, call board president Jennifer Tyner at 360-474-7672, or visit www.northernsoundchoirs.org.
"CHORUScation: The Brilliance of a Choir" will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lynda Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington.
Tickets are $12; at brownpapertickets.com, the Northern Sound Choirs website, www.northernsoundchoirs.org, or the door.

Pacifica Chamber Orchestra
will present its Summer Concert and season finale on Sunday with a lineup of "energetic and colorful music," artistic director Fred Chu said.
This concert will include works of two American composers, George Gershwin and Samuel Barber, along with two English composers, Gustav Holst and Karl Jenkins.
The pieces are "Palladio," by Jenkins; Liebeslieder Waltz, Op. 52 arr. for String Orchestra, by Brahams; Wind Quintet, Op. 14, by Holst; "Lullaby," by Gershwin; and Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31 by Barber.
The concert ends with what Chu called "one of the best compositions of Stravinsky," the "Concerto in D for String Orchestra."
The Summer Concert will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.
Tickets are $15 and $10. Go to brownpapertickets.com or www.pacificachamberorchestra.org or at the door.
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