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Messiah Sing-Along

Monday, December 17, 7pm
Washington Center

Come to sing or come to listen to the 17th annual Community Messiah Sing-Along at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Olympia.  This is a free and open to the public performance hosted by Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO). Limited scores are available to borrow. Donations are gladly accepted.  For more information click here.

Sponsored by R.L. Ray Violin Shop & PCS Structural Solutions
Hosted by SOGO & Washington Center

Let the glory of Handel’s Messiah transport you from the cares of this world. Handel famously secluded himself for 23 days to create this inspirational work. Become part of a tradition stretching back hundreds of years as audiences of all ages come to listen or come to sing.


Featuring ~
SOGO Music Director and Conductor:
Cameron May

Soloists Include
Carolyn Quick, soprano
Brianna Kramer, mezzo soprano
Dan Colgan, tenor
John Guarente, baritone & chorus master

SOGO Conservatory Orchestra
SOGO alumni
Community musicians

Audience as choir!

For a list of titles being performed, click here.


2018-2019 Placement Auditions

Schedule an appointment TODAY by calling 360.352.1438!

Experience weekly rehearsals with professional conductors and teaching artists and performances on the Washington Center stage.  This and much more, including music theory and history add to a challenging opportunity afforded to young musicians in the South Sound area.

Call SOGO’s office at 360-352-1438 for a placement audition time.  There is a $45 non-refundable fee charged for the audition ($35 during May 2018).

Tuition:  $450 – Debut Orchestra, $475 – Academy Orchestra, and $550 – Conservatory Orchestra for a full season.  Musicians placed after the first concert pay 70% and after the second concert 40% of the full tuition fee.

For information about the placement audition process, go to our Join SOGO page.

REHEARSAL: 5pm – 7:15pm
Advanced musicians (high school – college)
Mr. May, Music Director & Conductor

REHEARSAL:  4:30 – 5:15pm
Members of the Conservatory Orchestra
Mr. Allison, Conductor
Ms. Ward, Assist. Conductor

REHEARSAL:  3pm – 4:45pm
Intermediate (middle to early high school)
Mr. Allison, Artistic Director & Conductor

REHEARSAL:  3pm – 4:45pm
Two years experience – early middle school
Jennifer Marin & Travis Sipher, Conductors