Women’s chorus promises a little bit of ‘Everything’

  • Wed Jun 20th, 2012 6:51pm
  • Life

By Theresa Goffredo Herald Writer

This concert may indeed have something for everyone, whether you are a fan of Journey or Johnny Cash.

This is “The Everything Concert” and with that lofty name comes a promise to deliver songs spanning generations and genres, from swing to soul, from the 1920s to today.

“The Everything Concert” will be presented Saturday at the PUD auditorium in Everett.

The songs will be delivered by Sonus Boreal, an adult women’s choir affiliated with Northern Sound Choirs.

“The choir wanted to find songs for all different age groups and all different genres to meet everybody’s needs,” volunteer Andrea Wyatt Detrick said. “So if you are 5 or 95 or anywhere in between, there will be something for everyone.”

The concert repertoire includes one of the band Journey’s hits, “Don’t Stop Believing,” along with the song, “Ain’t No Grave,” popularized by Johnny Cash.

Also on the program are “Sous Le Dome Epais” or “The Flower Song,” “Gabriella’s Song” from the movie “As It Is In Heaven,” and the love song “Hold Me.”

Sonus Boreal was founded by former high school students of Marysville Pilchuck High School music director Stuart Hunt. It was formed in 2010 after the students found one another on Facebook and began building the choir using social networking.

Eventually they had enough singers to form the nonprofit Northern Sound Choirs. Now they want to share their passion for music and performing with the community and use their model as an inspiration for others who want to share coral arts with the public.

Hunt is now the director of the choir.

This concert will help to prepare the women’s choir for their auditions for several upcoming choral competitions, including the International Choral Kathaumixw in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest Music Educators Association in Portland. They have also recently joined the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.

Sonus Boreal has been featured at local music events around the area, including a recent benefit concert in Snohomish and at the Lights of Christmas for the past two years.

“The Everything Concert” starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California Ave., Everett.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 general admission or $8 for seniors and students.

A live recording of the concert on DVD and CD will be made to assist the choir in future auditions.

For more information on how to book Sonus Boreal, learn of future concerts or find out how to join this community choir, call board president Jennifer Tyner at 360-474-7672, or go to www.northernsound.org.

Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; goffredo@heraldnet.com.