Singers of New and Ancient Music (SONAM) is a chorus committed to creating high-quality sacred and secular music and giving back to the community. Their mission is to make excellent choral music that supports local non-profits through benefit concerts.
SONAM was established in 2012. The group consists of about 20 talented singers from central North Carolina, led by conductor Allan Friedman and accompanist Jane Lynch. As a volunteer organization, SONAM is sustained entirely by donations of time and resources.
On Saturday, March 20, 2024, at 7 p.m., enjoy a free concert at Baldwin Auditorium on Duke’s East Campus, 1336 Campus Drive, Durham, North Carolina.
Harmony & Healing is a collaboration featuring the Durham Medical Orchestra, the Duke Chorale, and SONAM (Singers of New & Ancient Music). The evening will take you on a journey through the experiences of a cancer patient, the loss of a mother and wife, a funeral procession for a father and son who fell in battle, and a mass for peace. This concert of love and loss will feature:
- The Sacred Veil by Eric Whitacre
- “Dirge for Two Veterans” from Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan-Williams
- “Benedictus” from Missa L’homme Armé by Karl Jenkins
- “Psalm 150” from Gloria by Karl Jenkins