We are Symphony Chorus

of New Orleans

Making a difference through the power and beauty of choral singing
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History

Symphony Chorus of New Orleans (SCNO) is a 501(c)3 organization, specializing in the performance of choral-orchestral works. Under the direction of Steven Edwards, the 60-member all volunteer community-wide chorus performs numerous concerts each year. For over four decades the chorus has collaborated with the New Orleans Symphony, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. As of 2015 SCNO, produces their own concerts hiring professionals from the LPO and other professional musicians and soloists.

Symphony Chorus (then, known as New Orleans Symphony Chorus) was founded in 1981 by Larry Wyatt under the auspices of the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. When the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra ceased operations in 1991 and re-emerged as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chorus reorganized as an entity separate from the orchestra and became known as Symphony Chorus of New Orleans. Today, SCNO functions as a fully independent organization. A community-based volunteer Board of Directors governs all operations of the Chorus.

The Chorus consists of approximately 60 volunteer singers who must pass a comprehensive audition. All singers have considerable experience in choral music and many of them hold professional positions with other choruses and church choirs. All singers commit to weekly rehearsals throughout the season, plus additional time commitments during performance weeks.

Funding is received from public sources, foundations, corporations and individual support.


Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission

Making a difference in the lives of our singers, our audience, and our community through the power and beauty of choral singing.

Vision

Building a world where beauty, creativity, and expression are experienced, valued, and nurtured.

Values

  • Artistic Excellence
  • Respect (for the dignity, worth, and creative potential of every individual)
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Collaboration
  • Civic Engagement
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2023-24 Board

Officers

  • Karen Anklam, president
  • John Etter, vice president
  • Benjie Balser, secretary
  • Hank Fanberg, treasurer

Members

  • Richard Bienvenu
  • Jennifer Gary
  • Jim Grice
  • Merrill Hall
  • Givonna Joseph
  • Lynn Lightfoot
  • Romney Richard
  • Rob Wagner
  • Mark Winter
  • Tommy Zanca
  • Richard Bienvenu
  • Jennifer Gary
  • Jim Grice
  • Merrill Hall
  • Givonna Joseph
  • Lynn Lightfoot
  • Romney Richard
  • Rob Wagner
  • Mark Winter
  • Tommy Zanca

Board

Board Officers

Lynn Lightfoot
President

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Karen Anklam
Vice President

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Benjie Balser
Secretary

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Hank Fanberg
Treasurer

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Board Members

John Etter
Jennifer Gray
Jim Grice
Merrill Hall
Givonna Joseph
Romney Richard
Mark Winter
Tommy Zanca

Board Members

John Etter

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Jennifer Gray

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Jim Grice

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Merrill Hall

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Givonna Joseph

As Founder and Artistic Director of the award-winning OperaCréole, Ms. Joseph’s research on 19th Century New Orleans free classical and operatic composers of color and Creole history and heritage has been featured in The New Yorker, Southern Living magazine. She was previously honored as a "Standard Bearer " of Louisiana culture on Le Grand Tour, a documentary for French TV and locally on Music Inside Out. Her most recent cover articles are in BreakThru Media Magazine and NOLA Boomers magazine.

Since 2011, the international soloist, arts integration specialist, and university lecturer, along with her daughter, Aria Mason, OperaCréole co-founder, has received awards for mounting lost or rarely heard operas by composers of color such as Samuel Coleridge Taylor's Thelma, Williams Grant Still's Minette Fontaine, Scott Joplin's Treemonisha, Lucien Lambert’s La Flamenca, and her original opera The Lions of Reconstruction: From Black Codes to the Ballot Box, written to celebrate New Orleans’ Tricentennial.

Most recently, Givonna was featured in many educational documentaries, including Dillard University's Ray Charles Center for Material Culture's Legacy of American Slavery, Nous NOLA's Voices of Renewal, and on the recently released CD and documentary Songs of Slavery and Emancipation, speaking the Creole lyrics of Quarra Saint Malo about Jean Saint Malo's 1783 Louisiana slave revolt. She also teaches a new class for Loyola's College of Music and Media called Opera, Classical Music, and Race.

The mezzo-soprano has been featured in roles in many New Orleans Opera productions and serves on their Diversity Committee and Advisory Board. She also serves on the Membership Committee for Opera America.

Romney Richard

Born and raised in New Orleans, Romney grew up as a YMCA gymnast and has enjoyed participating and watching this sport her entire life. She went on to Springfield College in Massachusetts and participated as a NCAA gymnast. Later, she taught gymnastics in her own gym in New Orleans.

After graduating with a degree in Communications from Loyola University in New Orleans, Romney formed her own publishing company which has featured three successful award-winning publications for almost 30 years – two are international trade journals and one was a consumer magazine. She has since sold two of the magazines and continues to publish Sugar Journal. In 2019 she published her memoir, Orchid After the Storm, a woman’s story of personal success overcoming corruption and adversity.

Romney is also active in the New Orleans arts community, singing with the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, where she served as board president several years ago. Singing is one of her passions as for the last 30+ years, she has sung with this chorus in places such as Florence, Italy and New York’s Carnegie Hall. With her love of jazz singing, she has enjoyed singing with Delgado Community College’s Jazz Band in Jazz Fest, graduations and festivals. In 2022 she recorded a CD, A.C. Jobim Revisited, music of Antonio Carlos Jobim the sounds of Brazil with a New Orleans twist.

Mark Winter

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Tommy Zanca

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Staff

Steven Edwards

Music Director

Steven Edwards is Music Director of Symphony Chorus of New Orleans. Since 1990, he has prepared or conducted hundreds of concerts for the New Orleans Symphony, and its successor, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Under his leadership, SCNO has enjoyed critical acclaim for the quality and variety of its self-produced programs, earning numerous Gambit Magazine “Tribute to the Classical Arts” awards, and recognition at the 2009 Community Arts Awards by the Arts Council of New Orleans. Edwards also serves as Professor of Music and Director of the Honors Program at Delgado Community College. He maintains an active schedule as guest conductor of opera and musical theater, and as pianist in vocal recitals and instrumental chamber music.

Shanna LaBranche

Financial Administrator

Awards

Over the years Symphony Chorus of New Orleans has been recognized for the quality and excellence of their performances with multiple awards. Each one is an honor to receive.

Awards

Best Choral Arts Presentation 2018

ANNELIES

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Nominee: Best Choral Arts Presentation 2016

Tyler’s Suit: Working To Spread The Word About Bullying

Symphony Chorus of New Orleans New Orleans Gay Men’s Chorus Delgado Community College Chorus Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best Choral Arts Presentation 2013

Handel The Ways of Zion Do Mourn and Vivaldi Gloria

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Nominee: Best Choral Arts Presentation 2011

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Nominee: Best Choral Performance, 2010

Poulenc Gloria

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best Choral Arts Presentation, 2009

Bernstein Chichester Psalms

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

2009 Community Arts Award

Arts Council of New Orleans

Best Choral Performance, 2008

Handel Messiah

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Nominee: Best Choral Performance, 2007

Handel Messiah

Gambit‘s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best Choral Arts Presentation, 2006

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “Choral”

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best Classical Music Performance, 2004

Mahler Symphony No. 3

Gambit‘s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best New Classical Music Performance, 2004

Stephen Dankner Symphony No. 5 "Odyssey of Faith

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best New Classical Music Composition, 2003

Contemporary — written in the past 25 years)

Robert Kapilow This New, Immense, Unbounded World

Gambit‘s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best Choral Performance, 2002

Carl Orff Carmina Burana

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best Classical Arts Performance, 2001

Mahler Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

Gambit‘s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best New Classical Arts Performance, 2001

Quezergue A Creole Mass

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best Choral Performance, 2000

Poulenc Gloria

Gambit‘s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Best Choral Performance, 1999

Verdi Requiem

Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award

Nominee: Best Choral Performance, 1998

Bernstein Symphony No. 3 Kaddish

Gambit‘s Tribute to the Classical Arts Award



Repertoire

Since 1982 Symphony Chorus of New Orleans has performed works by the composers listed below. Click the arrow to the left of a composer's name to see the individual works.
Bach
  • Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248
  • Cantata No. 4 “Christ lag in Todesbanden,” BWV 4
  • Cantata No. 214 “Tönet, Ihr Pauken” (Page Translation), BWV 214
  • Magnificat, BWV 243
  • St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
  • St. John Passion, BWV 245
Barnett
  • The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass (Regional Premiere)
Beethoven
  • Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123
  • Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125
  • Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 112
  • Elegischer Gesang, Op. 118
  • Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
  • “Hallelujah” from Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85
Berlinski
  • The Beadle of Prague
Berlioz
  • Roméo et Juliette
Bernstein
  • Chichester Psalms
  • Symphony No. 3 “Kaddish”
  • Selections from Candide, West Side Story, Wonderful Town
Bloch
  • Sacred Service
Brahms
  • Alt-Rhapsodie, Op. 53
  • Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
  • Liebeslieder Wälzer, Op. 52
  • Schicksalslied, Op. 54
  • Tafellied, Op. 93b
  • Ziguenerlieder, Op. 103, Op. 112
Britten
  • Ballad of Heroes, Op. 14
  • “Choral Dances” from Gloriana, Op. 53
  • Saint Nicolas, Op. 42
Bruckner
  • Psalm 150
  • Te Deum
Chadwick
  • A Taste of Tabasco (concert)
Carissimi
  • Historia di Jephthe
Charpentier
  • Te Deum
Copland
  • In The Beginning
  • Old American Songs (Sets One and Two)
  • Suite from The Tender Land (“Stomp Your Foot.” “The Promise of Living”)
Courtenay
  • A Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas
Dankner
  • Symphony No. 5 “Odyssey of Faith” (premiere)
Debussy
  • “Sirènes” from Trois Nocturnes
Drattell
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
Duruflé
  • Requiem
Dvořák
  • Te Deum, Op. 103
Falla
  • El Amor Brujo
Fauré
  • Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48
Forrest
  • Anthems of Love
  • Boxes
  • I thank You God for most this amazing day
  • Requiem for the Living
Gershwin
  • Porgy and Bess (concert)
Gilbert & Sullivan
  • HMS Pinafore (concert)
  • Selected Choruses
Handel
  • Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline: The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264 (1737)
  • Israel in Egypt, HWV 54
  • Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
  • Messiah, HWV 56
Haydn
  • The Creation
  • The Seasons
  • Missa Brevis Sancti Joanni de Deo “Little Organ Mass”
  • Missa in Angustiis “Lord Nelson”
  • Partsongs
  • Partsongs
  • Salve Regina in G Minor, Hob.XXIIIb:2
  • Te Deum in C Major, H.XXIIIC:2
Hella Johnson
  • “All of Us” from Considering Matthew Shepherd
Holst
  • The Planets
Jenkins
  • The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (Regional Premiere)
Kapilow
  • '03 This New, Immense, Unbounded World (premiere)
Kodaly
  • Budavari Te Deum
  • Missa Brevis
Lambert
  • The Rio Grande
Landes
  • Images for Chorus and Jazz Trio
Lerner & Loewe
  • Various Selections (concert)
Mahler
  • Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
  • Symphony No. 3
McCullough
  • Holocaust Cantata
Memley
  • Magnificat
Mendelssohn
  • Elijah
  • Die erste Walpurgisnacht
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang”
Mozart
  • Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618
  • “Great” Mass in C Minor, K. 427
  • Mass in C Major, K. 317 (“Coronation”)
  • Missa Brevis in G Major K. 49
  • Missa Brevis in C Major K. 220 “Spatzenmesse”
  • Requiem, K. 626
  • Vesperae solennes de Confessore, K. 339
Orff
  • Carmina Burana
  • Catulli Carmina
Page
  • Symphony Chorus Sings the Blues (concert)
Palmeri
  • Misa a Buenos Aires (Misa Tango)
Paray
  • Mass for Joan of Arc
Poulenc
  • Gloria
Prokofiev
  • Alexander Nevsky
Puccini
  • Messa di Gloria
Purcell
  • Hail, Bright Cecilia!
  • O Sing unto the Lord
  • Te Deum & Jubilate Deo
Quezergue
  • A Creole Mass (premiere and CD/DVD recording)
  • Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Premiere and CD/DVD Recording)
Ravel
  • Daphnis et Chloé (Suites 1 & 2 and complete)
Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • Various selections (concert)
Rossini
  • Petite Messe Solennelle
Runestad
  • Dreams of the Fallen (World Premiere)
  • Please Stay
Rutter
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • Requiem
Shaw/Bennett
  • The Many Moods of Christmas
Shearing
  • Songs and Sonnets
Schoenberg
  • A Survivor from Warsaw
Schubert
  • Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167
  • Mirjam’s Siegesgesang, D. 942 (Op. 136)
Schuman
  • Casey at the Bat
Shostakovich
  • The Execution of Stepan Razin
  • Symphony No. 13 “Babi Yar”
Sibelius
  • Various selections (concert)
Sondheim
  • Various Selections (concert)
Stravinsky
  • Symphony of Psalms
Tchaikovsky
  • Nutcracker Ballet
Thompson
  • The Testament of Freedom
Tippett
  • “Four Ritual Dances” from The Midsummer Marriage
Van
  • A Procession Winding Around Me
Various
  • Beer Choir
  • Missa Gaia/Earth Mass
  • Sing for the Cure: A Proclamation of Hope
  • Street Requiem
  • Tyler’s Suite
Vaughan Williams
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • Fantasia on Christmas Carols
  • Hundredth Psalm
  • Song of Thanksgiving
  • Symphony No. 1 “Sea Symphony”
  • Toward the Unknown Region
Verdi
  • La Forza del Destino (concert)
  • Requiem
  • Te Deum
Vivaldi
  • Gloria, RV 589
  • Magnificat, RV 610
Walton
  • Belshazzar’s Feast
Whitacre
  • Five Hebrew Love Songs
Whitbourn
  • Annelies: Anne Frank Oratorio
Winter
  • Annelies: Anne Frank Oratorio
  • Missa Gaia/Earth Mass
Bach
  • Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248
  • Cantata No. 4 “Christ lag in Todesbanden,” BWV 4
  • Cantata No. 214 “Tönet, Ihr Pauken” (Page Translation), BWV 214
  • Magnificat, BWV 243
  • St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
  • St. John Passion, BWV 245
Barnett
  • The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass (Regional Premiere)
Beethoven
  • Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123
  • Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125
  • Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 112
  • Elegischer Gesang, Op. 118
  • Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
  • “Hallelujah” from Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85
Berlinski
  • The Beadle of Prague
Berlioz
  • Roméo et Juliette
Bernstein
  • Chichester Psalms
  • Symphony No. 3 “Kaddish”
  • Selections from Candide, West Side Story, Wonderful Town
Bloch
  • Sacred Service
Brahms
  • Alt-Rhapsodie, Op. 53
  • Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
  • Liebeslieder Wälzer, Op. 52
  • Schicksalslied, Op. 54
  • Tafellied, Op. 93b
  • Ziguenerlieder, Op. 103, Op. 112
Britten
  • Ballad of Heroes, Op. 14
  • “Choral Dances” from Gloriana, Op. 53
  • Saint Nicolas, Op. 42
Bruckner
  • Psalm 150
  • Te Deum
Chadwick
  • A Taste of Tabasco (concert)
Carissimi
  • Historia di Jephthe
Charpentier
  • Te Deum
Copland
  • In the Beginning
  • Old American Songs (Sets One and Two)
  • Suite from The Tender Land (“Stomp Your Foot.” “The Promise of Living”)
Courtenay
  • A Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas
Dankner
  • Symphony No. 5 “Odyssey of Faith” (premiere)
Debussy
  • “Sirènes” from Trois Nocturnes
Drattell
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
Duruflé
  • Requiem
Dvořák
  • Te Deum, Op. 103
Falla
  • El Amor Brujo
Fauré
  • Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48
Forrest
  • Anthems of Love
  • Boxes
  • I thank YOu God for most this amazing day
  • Requiem for the Living
Gershwin
  • Porgy and Bess (concert)
Gilbert & Sullivan
  • HMS Pinafore (concert)
  • Selected Choruses
Handel
  • Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline: The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264 (1737)
  • Israel in Egypt, HWV 54
  • Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
  • Messiah, HWV 56
Haydn
  • The Creation
  • Missa Brevis Sancti Joanni de Deo “Little Organ Mass”
  • Missa in Angustiis “Lord Nelson”
  • Partsongs
  • Salve Regina in G minor, HOB.XXIIIb:2
  • Te Deum in C Major, H.XXIIIC:2
Hella Johnson
  • “All of Us” from Considering Matthew Shepherd
Holst
  • The Planets
Jenkins
  • The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (Regional Premiere)
Kapilow
  • '03 This New, Immense, Unbounded World (premiere)
Kodaly
  • Budavari Te Deum
  • Missa Brevis
Lambert
  • The Rio Grande
Landes
  • Images for Chorus and Jazz Trio
Lerner & Loewe
  • Various Selections (concert)
Mahler
  • Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
  • Symphony No. 3
McCullough
  • Holocaust Cantata
Memley
  • Magnificat
Mendelssohn
  • Elijah
  • Die erste Walpurgisnacht
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang”
Mozart
  • Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618
  • “Great” Mass in C Minor, K. 427
  • Mass in C Major, K. 317 (“Coronation”)
  • Missa Brevis in G Major, K. 49
  • Missa Brevis in C Major, K.220 "Spatzenmesse"
  • Requiem, K. 626
  • Vesperae solennes de Confessore, K. 339
Orff
  • Carmina Burana
  • Catulli Carmina
Page
  • Symphony Chorus Sings the Blues (concert)
Palmeri
  • Misa a Buenos Aires (Misa Tango)
Paray
  • Mass for Joan of Arc
Poulenc
  • Gloria
Prokofiev
  • Alexander Nevsky
Puccini
  • Messa di Gloria
Purcell
  • Hail, Bright Cecilia!
  • O Sing unto the Lord
  • Te Deum & Jubilate Deo
Quezergue
  • A Creole Mass (premiere and CD/DVD recording)
  • Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Premiere and CD/DVD Recording)
Ravel
  • Daphnis et Chloé (Suites 1 & 2 and complete)
Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • Various selections (concert)
Rossini
  • Petite Messe Solennelle
Runestad
  • Dreams of the Fallen (World Premiere)
  • Please Stay
Rutter
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • Requiem
Shaw/Bennett
  • The Many Moods of Christmas
Shearing
  • Songs and Sonnets
Schoenberg
  • A Survivor from Warsaw
Schubert
  • Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167
  • Mirjam’s Siegesgesang, D. 942 (Op. 136)
Schuman
  • Casey at the Bat
Shostakovich
  • The Execution of Stepan Razin
  • Symphony No. 13 “Babi Yar”
Sibelius
  • Various selections (concert)
Sondheim
  • Various Selections (concert)
Stravinsky
  • Symphony of Psalms
Tchaikovsky
  • Nutcracker Ballet
Thompson
  • The Testament of Freedom
Tippett
  • “Four Ritual Dances” from The Midsummer Marriage
Van
  • A Procession Winding Around Me
Various
  • Beer Choir
  • Missa Gaia/Earth Mass
  • Sing for the Cure: A Proclamation of Hope
  • Street Requiem
  • Tyler’s Suite
Vaughan Williams
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • Fantasia on Christmas Carols
  • Hundredth Psalm
  • Song of Thanksgiving
  • Symphony No. 1 “Sea Symphony”
  • Toward the Unknown Region
Verdi
  • La Forza del Destino (concert)
  • Requiem
  • Te Deum
Vivaldi
  • Gloria, RV 589
  • Magnificat, RV 610
Walton
  • Belshazzar’s Feast
Whitacre
  • Five Hebrew Love Songs
Whitbourn
  • Annelies: Anne Frank Oratorio
Winter
  • Missa Gaia/Earth Mass

Community

Symphony Chorus of New Orleans supports our local community through Choral Workshops, education, and special outreach programs designed to enrich the lives of community members by making a difference through the pwer and beauty of choral singing. Click the buttons below to learn more about these programs.

Choral Workshops

From time to time, Symphony Chorus of New Orleans presents choral workshops that are open to everyone in the community. These workshops feature professional choral directors, voice teachers, and singers from Louisiana and around the country.

Past workshop leaders include:

  • Charles Bruffy, Conductor Phoenix Chorale and Kansas City Choral
  • David Castonguay, Radford University
  • Steven Edwards, Symphony Chorus of New Orleans
  • Robert Page, Emeritus Director Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
  • Alice Parker, Composer and Conductor
  • Alissa Rowe, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Richard Spector, MD Otolaryngology Specialist
  • Jon Washburn, Choral Conductor and Educator, Vancouver Chamber Choir Founder

Education & Outreach

Singers of United Lands

From 2008 – 2016, Symphony Chorus of New Orleans (SCNO) hosted an annual multi-cultural education outreach residency with Singers of United Lands (SOUL).

This week-long residency sent the SOUL Vocal Quartet to sing and do workshops in the Greater New Orleans Area’s public, private, and parochial schools, libraries, retirement communities, colleges, and universities. The week culminated in a festival concert featuring SOUL, SCNO, and area school and college choirs. SCNO sang music from each of the quartets’ home countries, the quartet sang their featured set, and then all the choirs united to present American classical, folk, spiritual, and gospel selections. SOUL went on hiatus in 2017. We look forward to their return!

During these nine years SCNO performed music from 40 countries in 34 different languages.

  • 2016: Albania, Malaysia, Norway and S. Africa
  • 2015: Cameroon, Ecuador, Iran, and Thailand
  • 2014: Croatia, Nigeria, Taiwan, Uruguay
  • 2013: Guatemala, Ireland, Philippines, Russia
  • 2012: Bolivia, India, Namibia, Poland
  • 2011: Australia, Colombia, Mi’kmaq – Canada, Zambia
  • 2010: Estonia, Haiti, Rapa – Polynesia, Venezuela
  • 2009: Chile, Kenya, Korea, Latvia
  • 2008: Brazil, Czech Republic, Republic of Georgia, Zimbabwe

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Symphony Chorus of New Orleans

P.O. Box 50542
New Orleans, LA. 70150

(504) 525-2111

Email: scnoinfo