Singers of New and Ancient Music (SONAM) is a chorus committed to creating high-quality sacred and secular music and giving back to the community. Our mission is to make excellent choral music that supports local non-profits through benefit concerts.

SONAM was established in 2012 and became officially a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2022. The group consists of about 24 talented singers from central North Carolina, led by music director Allan Friedman and accompanist Jane Lynch.

Join SONAM and members of our community for a “Welcome the Stranger” benefit concert in support of Ukrainian refugees on Sunday, February 5 at 4 pm at Judea Reform Congregation. For more information, please see the Facebook event for this benefit concert!

SONAM will join forces with the Duke Chorale on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:30 pm at Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University's East Campus to sing Mozart's Requiem in addition to music by Shaw, Hailstork, Gjeilo, and Vivaldi. Tickets are available for $10 at For more information, please visit our Upcoming Concerts page!