ABOUT SOUNDCITY SINGERS
SOCIAL CONCERT EXPERIENCES TAILORED TO THE MODERN AUDIENCE
We're introducing a new generation to classical music by redesigning the definition of a concert.
What does a SoundCity experience look like?
Instead of sitting and watching, audience members participate in the concert and engage in meaningful dialogue about their experience. Our social team collects data and feedback from each event as we continue to optimize our presentation of music with our audience in mind.
Who's in the audience?
Subscribers and attenders.
Attenders buy tickets individually per concert.
Subscribers attend private, preview concerts in intimate settings. They directly impact concerts by giving feedback to our singers. Participating in the design process provides a unique perspective to SoundCity about classical music is perceived to people not as familiar with the medium.
We want our experiences to represent you, our audience.
You'll hear choral music from Baroque to modern day. All of our performances include special commissioned pieces for the group and audience!
Johanna is a choral singer who hates sitting at concerts. Experiencing or participating in music is much more exciting than being an observer. This perspective inspired her to create a group that focuses on changing the presentational format of music. Her favorite composer is Bach because the music demands a high level of concentration and engagement.
The boring bio: Johanna just finished her master’s degree in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College and is now the assistant to the music director, artistic liaison and chorale manager for the Seattle Symphony. Ms. Olson previously served as a choral director in Manassas, VA where she received recognition for her ensembles’ consistent superior ratings at state adjudication. Ms. Olson holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Concordia College. As a choral singer, Ms. Olson performed at the 2018 Spoleto Festival, appears on the Westminster Choir recording of the Frank Martin “Mass for Double Choir” and performed in the first fully staged version of Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles at the 2019 Spoleto Festival. She also performed various masterworks with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Orchestra of St. Luke’s as a section leader of the Westminster Symphonic Choir.