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Local chorus seeking members

By Staff | Oct 2, 2009

The Sounds of Florida Chorus is seeking talented individuals to join the group to help spread music in various communities.
Rick Knapik, of Sounds of Florida Chorus, said the chorus started 21 years ago.
An independent group sponsored by the Alliance of Arts and Humanities, the chorus sings at various gated communities, events and assisted living facilities throughout the year.
The Sounds of Florida Chorus currently has 18 members.
Knapik said that in the spring, the group will perform “The Wizard of Oz,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Mama Mia.” In November, the group usually performs a patriotic show for various communities.
The Sounds of Florida Chorus meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the chorus room of Cape Coral First United Methodist Church, located at 4116 Coronado Parkway.
Knapik said no auditions are necessary for those who wish to join.
“They just show up for chorus and I sit them next to someone who knows the part to give them a shot at singing,” he said.
The funds the chorus raises throughout the year during its performances go toward the Stars of Tomorrow competition, scheduled for Oct. 17 in Cape Coral.
Knapik said the competition is for Cape residents ages 21 and under who love to sing, dance, perform or play an instrument.
“If they are interested in Stars of Tomorrow, they can call me to get an application to be included in the Oct. 17 audition,” he said.
According to Knapik, approximately 60 to 70 contestants usually try out for the Stars of Tomorrow competition.
“Cape has loads of talented people,” he said.
Elementary, middle and high school students will be chosen to compete in the finals in November. The finalist will then perform in front of the public.
For more information, call Dick Knapik at 542-0459.