There is a ferocious buzz surrounding Friday and Saturday evening performances of the Seattle Men’s Chorus (SMC) fan-inspired show, “Sing Out: You Pick the Hits” at McCall Hall. The talented winners of several Seattle area singing competitions will be present to demonstrate their vocal prowess during the first half of the show and be crowned “Chorus Idol.” Audience voting will determine the winner, who will then take the spotlight with the thrilling backup of the 200-plus voices of Seattle Men’s Chorus.
“Sing Out: You Pick the Hits” begins at 8pm both nights and will include messages of hope and inspired renewal toward marriage equality in Washington State. Washington State Human Rights Commissioner, Charlene Strong, will be introduced onstage by Rep. Jamie Pedersen.
For her involvement, Strong issued the following statement:
Washington State is now faced with a referendum on our rights. Referendum 74 must be approved so that we can put to rest this notion that same-sex couples are not entitled to the same equality as any other citizen in this country. It will take our voices as a chorus to see that no one be told their life and commitment are not worthy of equal and fair treatment in the eyes of the law.
Performances of popular songs such as, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Happy Days are Here Again,” “Get Happy,” “Circle of Life,” “Joy to the World,” and “Livin’ La Vida Loca” are on the roster.
Tickets may be purchased online here as well as at the box office (321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109).