Sunsation Show Chorus features young performers at its Nov. 18 concert at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center.
PINELLAS PARK - The Sunsation Show Chorus presents the first winners of its “Young Artist” Talent Search at their concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center.
Sarah Hageman, a senior majoring in vocal performance at the University of South Florida, and Lisa Lam, a pianist from Boca Ciega High School, will perform with the Sunsation Show Chorus.
Lam will play an evocative piece written by a contemporary Korean composer, while Hageman will perform a song from My Fair Lady.
Hageman, a lyric soprano, has studied voice for seven years and is currently the student of Dr. Warren Jaworski. In addition to singing in USF’s elite Chamber Singers, she has sung several opera roles, including the mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors and covering the role of Fiordiligi in Cosě Fan Tutte. During the two years she spent at St. Petersburg College, she was soprano soloist in their performances of Mendelsohn's Elijah and Mozart's Laudate Dominum. Hageman is also active in her community, co-directing three children’s summer musical theater work shops. In addition spent considerable time this fall canvassing voters, putting in 18 hours of work on Election Day.
Lam, 14 and a freshman, is a straight-A student. She has studied piano for seven years with Melanie McWilliams and played the clarinet through middle school. She reports that while music is her major interest, she also values the time she has to hang out with her friends. She hopes to become a pediatrician some day.
Auditions are ongoing for the Chorus’ performances at Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center on Feb. 10 and April 14, so instructors who think they may have a candidate among their middle, high or college students should contact Don Kuzmickas, President of Sunsation Show chorus, at 727-579-9089.