The 2007-2008 Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee comes to a close with the crowd-pleasing, 25-year spring tradition of star shining power that is Singer’s Showcase. Experience some of the college’s best student vocalists in full bloom on the same stage where renowned artists, such as Laylah Hathaway, Susan Tedeschi, Paula Cole, and Gillian Welch blossomed.
This hugely popular concert takes place Thursday, April 17, at 8:15 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. General admission tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors). For more information call 617-747-2261 or visit berkleebpc.com.
Approximately 90 to 100 student vocalists audition for the chance to earn a coveted Singers’ Showcase spot. From that rich talent pool, seven have been picked to perform in this year’s show: Ryan Pinkston, Amy Heidemann, Patricia Lewis, Jonathan Carr, Tara Kieth, Denise Hudson, and Ashley Rodriguez. Those chosen will put their stamp on the music of Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Yolanda Adams, LeAnn Rimes, Ciara, Heart and many others. For the first time in its 25-year run, Singer’s Showcase background vocalists will have their do singing their own featured song.
The evening’s entertainment will be rounded out with the college’s best instrumentalists, dancing, lights, and three-camera video projection.
The 2007-2008 Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee featured a wide variety of music ranging from rock, jazz, and Latin, to r&b, hip-hop, and Broadway and film tunes. George Duke, the SFJAZZ Collective, and Berklee’s outstanding students, faculty, and alumni have performed concerts in this unique and astonishing season.