The Edmond Sun

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January 22, 2010

Community chorus recruiting new singers

OKLA. CITY — Spiritful Voices, a 50-member independent adult community chorus in northwest Oklahoma City, begins rehearsals for its spring season on Monday.

The choir is currently accepting new singers from Edmond, Deer Creek, Guthrie and throughout the metropolitan area. Rehearsals are every Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 12777 N. Rockwell Ave.

Sam P. Vladovich, who founded the volunteer community group more than 10 years ago, says participation in the chorus is open to adults who love to sing and can commit to the group’s rehearsal and performance schedule. No audition is required, and singers need not even have previous choir or singing experience.

“We’re looking for men and women in the community who are enthusiastic and want to have a lot of fun,” said Vladovich.

Vladovich said the community chorus is comprised of singers of varied ages and diverse backgrounds who share a love for music. Each fall and spring since 1999, the chorus has performed an assortment of traditional, popular, secular and sacred songs.

The group has been featured at area events and venues such as Opening Night, the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, Penn Square Mall, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, the Paseo Arts Festival and at dozens of retirement centers and skilled care facilities throughout the metro.

The choir’s debut album is available at Pender’s Music in Oklahoma City and through the Spiritful Voices Web site. The community choir is a registered Oklahoma charity with proceeds from the new CD going to support free performances at nursing homes, retirement centers and public events throughout the metropolitan area.

Singers interested in joining Spiritful Voices Community Choir, or getting a copy of their CD, should contact the group at 414-SING (7464), or visit their Web site at www.spiritfulvoices.org. The choir’s e-mail address is info@spiritfulvoices.org.

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