Empire City Men's Chorus friends Sirens of Gotham (Sarah Clay, Artistic Director) will be a featured chorus on Oxygen Network's new show FIX MY CHOIR!, premiering tonight at 10:00 pm EST. The Sirens will be the focus of the show later in the season.
From the FIX MY CHOIR website:
"In this bold and uplifting music-driven series, struggling choirs will get a chance of much needed mentoring with the help of gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon (“Preachers of L.A.”) and Grammy-Award winning recording artist Michelle Williams of “Destiny’s Child” fame. Each week, the duo will surprise a community, school or gospel choir and help them find perfect harmony both within their music - and their members. They will dive deep into the members’ lives to tackle the choir’s core issues including leadership, inter-personal conflicts, artistic direction and presentation, doing whatever it takes to get these choirs back on track with perfect pitch and newfound confidence.
A sorority-like female a cappella group, the Sirens of Gotham, is a Barbershop-style choir comprised of young professionals in Manhattan. While the choir director, Sarah Clay, wants to take them to the next level and open up their Barbershop-style to add a more contemporary genre of music, the choir coordinator, Alexis DePersia-Norelli, is challenging her opinion and wants to maintain the traditional style. Constantly distracted, something seems to be holding Sarah back from properly leading and guiding her choir to success. Can the Sirens of Gotham move past their disconnected views and begin to live-up to their abilities?"
About Sirens of Gotham
Founded in 2011, Sirens of Gotham (SoG) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the rich American tradition of women's barbershop harmony. As a chapter of Sweet Adelines International (SAI), SoG is part of a 25,000 member international music education organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop through education, competition and performance. SoG is ranked by the SAI as one of the top ten barbershop choruses in the Greater New York/New Jersey area. With 25 members and growing, SoG is a dues-paying organization that includes high school and college students, professional actors and musicians, and women of all ages, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds who enjoy raising their voices in song.