Lamorinda Idol Finals This Month
By SALLY HOGARTY
Young singers throughout Lamorinda are busy polishing their songs and routines to prepare for the Lamorinda Idol Finals Performance on Aug. 19. Sponsored by the Lamorinda Arts Council, the all-day event takes place at the Orinda Theatre. It begins at 11 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.
The August performance is the culmination of months of preparation beginning with May auditions followed by workshops and multiple performance opportunities. Soloists compete in four categories by grade, while groups compete in three categories by grade. Each performer receives immediate feedback from a panel of three professional judges. Winners are determined by a combination of the audience vote and the judges vote – each weighed equally. Winners receive cash prizes. Also, one soloist with the highest number of audience votes, who is not also a category winner, receives an Audience Award cash prize.
The schedule for the day is: 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Soloists from Grades K-2 and 3-5; 1-2:30 p.m. Groups K-5, 6-8 and 9-12; 3:15-4:30 p.m. Soloists from Grades 6-8; 5-6:15 p.m. Soloists from Grades 9-12 and 7-7:30 p.m. award ceremony.
While entrance to each of the performances is free, donations are appreciated.