Into the Woods With Stephen Sondheim
On Friday, October 16, and again on Sunday, October 18, 2015, the NPAS Singers entertained enthusiastic audiences with a great selection of musical favorites from the career of composer Stephen Sondheim. Taking place at the Furhmann Auditorium in Covington, the event offered a memorable variety of works of Sondheim, the legendary composer and lyricist best known for his contributions to Broadway. Mr. Sondheim’s most famous works include: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Company; Follies; A Little Night Music; Sweeney Todd; Sunday in the Park; and Into the Woods. Performances included not only the most popular choruses, duets, and solos from famous shows, but also featured a special appearance by the Northshore High School Choirs directed by Nathan Sumrall .
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Assistant Director Amy Prats
Before joining NPAS, Amy Prats was previously the Director of Choirs at Ponchatoula High School and Destrehan High School where her choirs were consistently awarded superior ratings. She held the position of Southeastern Music Festival Choir Director and Vocal Area Coordinator for the SLU Summer Music Festival. She taught for five years as a Professional Voice Instructor for the SLU Community Music School. Ms. Prats completed her Alternate Certification in Music Education at SLU in 2001 and was awarded the highest honor, Exemplary Alternate Certification Student. She has studied voice with Ms. Scharmal Schrock and Dr. Stephen Rushing and conducting with Dr. Dirk Garner. Ms. Prats is pursuing a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at SLU. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree is in psychology.
Artistic Director Alissa Rowe
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Doo Wop Concert Tremendous Success
Hundreds of audience members thoroughly enjoyed the 2016 Doo Wop Concert presented in Covington. Many even sang along with the songs featured from the treasured musical era. To see photos, click here.
Carmina Burana Performance Praised
Alissa Rowe, Artistic Director: "Our April 28th, 2015, performance of Carmina Burana featured Carl Orff's arrangement for two pianos and percussion. The Southeastern Interim Department Head of Fine and Performing Arts, Kenneth Boulton and his wife, JoAnne Barry played piano. Five students from the Southeastern percussion studio played percussion. The performance was a smashing success with over 600 people attending."
Northlake Performing Arts Society
Sandy Hughes, President
Vickie Kelley, Vice President
Jennifer Garner, Treasurer
Dale Johnson, Secretary
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