We are Vocal group SONO
SONO is a rhythmic a cappella ensemble from Aarhus consisting of 24 singers aged 23-47.
In our repertoire you will find interpretations of songs by different pop, rock and R&B artists. Among them are Major Lazor, MØ, Turboweekend and Julie Maria. SONO's vocal arrangements are created by external vocal arrangers as well as by conductor Tine Ohrt Højgaard or by members of SONO.
Over time SONO has created a unique energetic expression that we continuously develop and refine. We have had many memorable concerts at home in Denmark as well as abroad. We have performed on stages such as churches, culture houses, cafés, and concert venues.
December 15: Christmas concert with POSTYR, Elværket Åbyhøj, 19.00, ticket prices from 80 kr
Concerts in 2016
November 20: 25 year anniversary concert, Dokk1 Aarhus Store sal, 13.00
October 2: Vodskov Kirke, 16.00, tickets sold at the door 75 DKR, link to event here
June 19: Aarhus City Halvmaraton, Botanisk Have, under Ringgaden, from 9-10
June 8: Herning, Double concert with VOX11
May 16: Klejtrup Musikefterskole, time 20.00, tickets sold at the door
Concerts in 2015
December 10: Christmas concert with Postyr, Møllevangskirken Aarhus, time 20.00, Tickets here
September 29: Concert with Morten Kjær at Fatter Eskil, Aarhus, time 20.00
August 21: Den Japanske Have, Trige Closed event
June 21: Aarhus City Halvmarathon
June 2: Skæring Kirke
May 23: Aarhus Vocal Festival (AAVF), Ridehuset Aarhus
March 2: Release Concert for our new album "SONOrdic", Atlas Aarhus
March 1: Kor72, Godsbanen Aarhus
January 28: Ry Højskole
News & Updates
We had an amazing weekend with singing, dancing and partying. On the weekend 19-20th of november we celebrated our 25th anniversary as a vocal group. Joined by old members from the last 25 years we practiced all through Saturday to perform a two-hour concert at DOKK1 in front of a sold-out Store Sal housing more than 250 people. The Danish singer-songwriter Julie Maria joined us on two songs and performed two of her own compositions as well. Saturday's hard work paid off as several former members of the vocal group joined us on-stage and performed the songs Cry me a river and Thank you, the latter conducted by the former leader, Jim Daus Hjernøe.
We want to thank everyone involved in making this weekend everthing we could hope for in celebrating our 25th anniversary as a vocal group. Pictures and films will follow shortly.
Ticket sale starts
Ticket sale for our 25 year anniversary concert has started. Only 200 tickets will be sold, so hurry up if you want to enjoy a concert packed with smooth a capella sound, interesting guest performers and old members joining us on-stage. Tickets sold here
25 year anniversary concert
2016 marks the 25th anniversary of SONO, formerly known as "Can't help it". We wish to celebrate this with an extraordinary event. Former members will be invited to sing with us on stage and guest stars will perform along with us. The event will take place on DOKK1 in Aarhus november 20th from 13.00. Ticket sale will be announced shortly.
Sono on Reeltrak
ReelTrak is an online service that sells music in small high quality bits (stems). This enables DJs, music groups and for instance choirs to make remixes and be inspired by each other.
Read about here (Danish link)
Click on the links below to purchase our music in "stems" in the ReelTrak shop
New members in SONO
SONO proudly presents 4 new singers this march. Sigurd Beyer Sloth will be singing in the bass group. Inger Fogh will be singing with the 2nd altos. Sanne and Lise will be substituting for the altos Camilla and Eva who are on child leave.
PRESENTING KRISTOFFER FYNBO THORNING
We have the pleasure of announcing that Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning will be joining the SONO leading team along side Tine Ohrt. He will be optimizing the technical aspect and sound design.
Choir of the month
SONO is choir of the month on the Danish choir network SYNG's homepage. We will be blogging about our work all through an actionpacked September with three concerts. Check out our first blog post here
SONO proudly presents a new website.
REVIEW OF SONORDIC
Wow. We're spectacularly proud and honored by the kind words "Recorded A Cappella Review Board" (RARB) had for us in their review of our latest album “SONOrdic”. We would like to use this opportunity to thank the vocal-groups who were willing to be a part of our release: VOX11, Vocal Line, POSTYR, Songs of the moment and Vox North. We could not have done it without them! A special thanks also goes out to our incredibly hard-working music producer Lars Reker and our conductor Tine Ohrt Hoejgaard.
Check out the review here
AUDITIONS FOR SOPRANO
Sono is in search of a new soprano.
If you have an awesome singing voice and would like to spend your tuesday evenings rehearsing with an ambitious and motivated a capella group - we would love to have you!
Apart from rehearsing, we do concerts, record albums and occasionally go on tour.
Send your applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This box can also be used for general enquiries
Our new and highly acclaimed album with 5 songs from SONO and 5 songs from the best a capella groups Denmark has to offer. Rated 4,7 of 5 on "The recorded a capella review board". Read review here. Price: DKR 130,-
Our album from 2011. Well received by The recorded a capella review board". Read review here. Price: DKR 90,-
If you wish to purchase any of our albums, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with payment information.
Sagt om SONO
Tina Dickow, sanger og sangskriver
"I august 2010 vandt vokalgruppen SONO en optræden med mig på Jazzhouse Copenhagen. SONOs a cappella-fortolkning af Break Of Day er nyskabende og med mange finurlige detaljer. Med deres helt særlige lyd, udstråling og nærvær lagde de publikum ned, og for mig var det sjovt og spændende at synge op ad SONOs akkompagnement.
Efterfølgende inviterede jeg dem til at åbne Århus Festuge sammen med mig på Bispetorv, og denne optræden var også en succes.
Jeg synes, SONO byder ind med masser af charme, musikalitet og legesyge på den danske musikscene, og jeg ønsker dem al held og lykke i fremtiden."
Paul Erik Rask, adm. dir., Trelleborg Phønix A/S
"Når du hører SONO bliver du helt sikkert overvældet! En vellyd, der hele tiden tager nye drejninger, og med rytmisk perfektion. Ikke mange vokalensembler evner i den grad at gøre kendte sange nye. Skal du i privat sammenhæng have dine gæster til at tabe næse og mund af bare begejstring, eller skal firma arrangementet blive noget man taler om det næste års tid, så er SONO et stensikkert valg!"
Lars Fløe, organist, Egå Kirke
"SONO er en stor oplevelse. 25 unge sangere med godt humør indtager kirken på charmerende vis, og hensætter publikum i en utrolig positiv og glædesfyldt atmosfære med velklingende og medrivende hits i blændende professionelle vokalarrangementer. Jeg kan på det varmeste anbefale SONO."
Kenton Turk, Blog writer, DirectorsLounge
"The arrangements play on intentioned breathiness, percussive vocalization, an abundant use of pauses and false endings."
"This is 23 times personal, eleven male and twelve female variations on a theme. One voice splintered into reassembled puzzle pieces, raised to the power of 23."
"Playground is an album you can imagine pole-vaulting high, possibly all the way, a full-length a capella oasis in a desert of hyper-production, going where singles have gone before"
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