At Tulsa’s Signature Symphony, local singers raise their voices

Posted on: April 18, 2018

“Allison Walden brought home the proverbial gold with her rendition of the ‘Theme from Goldfinger,’ winning the first ever Tulsa Sings! competition, sponsored by the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College,” writes James D. Watts Jr. in Thursday’s (4/12) Tulsa World. “Walden was one of six finalists, selected from some 80 entrants, that competed as part of the orchestra’s final pops concerts of the season, April 6-7.… The 37-year-old mother of two was named the winner at the conclusion of the April 7. ‘From the moment Allison entered the competition with a video she recorded on her cellphone singing a capella in her car to her performance of “Goldfinger” on stage, she impressed the judges,’ said Andrés Franco, Signature Symphony at TCC Music Director…. As the competition’s winner, Walden will perform as part of a Signature Symphony concert next season…. ‘Audience members told us they loved being part of the process,’ … said Franco. ‘We will also announce details very soon on how to enter the 2018-2019 Tulsa Sings! since the competition is returning for next season.’ ”

Posted April 18, 2018