This program will include music written over a span of 400 years. It will include such famous composers as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, and Leonard Bernstein.
UPDATE: Due to weather, Caitlin's concert has been rescheduled for next Sunday, February 18.
On Sunday, February 11, nationally recognized High School Soprano Caitlin Chisham will present a recital at Lake Ozark Christian Church at 2 p.m. This program will include music written over a span of 400 years. It will include such famous composers as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, and Leonard Bernstein.
It will also include a more recent composer. The centerpiece of this recital will be a recently published work by Richard Pearson Thomas entitled, “Letter From Camp.” This piece is a musical setting of a letter written by a 10 year old girl to her parents at home lamenting about her summer camp experiences.
From the Jefferson City area, Caitlin Chisham started her endeavors into Bel Canto singing early at age 12, singing the part of Amahl in “Amahl and the Night Visitors”, an opera by Gian Carlos Menotti. She has gone on to place in the top three in three different national competitions. Most recently, she won first place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Regional Competition in the Lower High School Women’s Division. She has also won first place in a New York Lyric Opera Competition and The American Prize in Vocal Performance. She has also appeared on stage with the Missouri Symphony in Columbia and as a guest soloist with the Columbia College Jane Froman Singers.
Caitlin plans to travel to Boston in May to compete in the high school division of the Classical Singer National Competition.
The program will include collaborative pianist Ken Kehner, who is well known as a concert pianist as well as a jazz pianist with bands such as the Jim Widener Band and the Norm Ruebling Band. The program will conclude with Caitlin in collaboration with a jazz trio comprised of Ken Kehner on piano, Artie Langston on bass and Dan Chisham on drums.
The recital is free and open to the public. Donations to help offset Caitlin’s travel expenses for competitions are optional.