Broadway meets opera at this month’s MidDay at Grace, Grace Church, 4427 Overland Ave, Culver City. On Thursday, May 9 at 12:05 p.m sopranos Tara Alexander and Clare Snodgrass will take us on a musical journey with eclectic selections from the Golden Era to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and on to opera and operetta standards and duets featuring Bizet’s Carmen and Lakme by Delibes.
Tara has sung with the California Philharmonic, the Golden State POPs and was a Finalist representing Southern California in the ‘Voice of McDonald’s Global Singing Competition’. She holds the position of Children’s Music Director at Grace Church and is dedicated to teaching valuable skills including public presentation, overcoming obstacles, working with others, patience and discipline.
Clare Snodgrass is a classically trained singer and was a student of Marya Basaraba for fifteen years. The Culver City native graduated UCLA with a musical theatre degree and is recording cover material with tenor, Deshawn Wilson. She also performs in the Los Angeles area with her improvisation troupe and at the Second City Hollywood in the musical satire Trump In Space.
After the 45 minute concert please join us and the artists for coffee, goodies and conversation in the Fireside room in the next building.
Each of the MidDay At Grace concerts is free and open to the Public. Donations from this concert will benefit Tara’s choice: Joyful Heart Foundation, www.joyfulheartfoundation.org which is dedicated to empowering survivors of abuse through healing, education and advocacy.
For the final 2018-19 MidDay At Grace concert on June 13, we feature Siuzanna Iglidan, an Ukrainian-American opera singer and musician virtuoso on the Bandura (Ukrainian plucked string-instrument.) She will be joined by vocal artists soprano Julia Lima and tenor Gustavo Hernandez. The MidDay At Grace concert series will return in September with tenor, Daniel Rodriguez (the 9/11/2001 “Nation’s Policeman”).