Saudi choir ready to hear new voices

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Thu, 2021-04-08 02:13

JEDDAH: Applications are now open for Saudi singers wishing to join Saudi Arabia’s National Choir.

The choir is one of the commission’s initiatives to develop the music sector in the Kingdom. The professional national band will participate in performances at home and around the world.

Applicants must be Saudi nationals aged 18 and above with some signing experience. They must be able to sing the main Eastern “maqams,” the melodic modes used in traditional Arabic music. 

Saudi women attend a jazz festival in Riyadh on Feb. 23, 2018. Saudi Arabia will soon be having its own pool of musical talents. (Reuters)
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