Shaunna Shandro: Songs of Love & Loss,
with guest artist soprano Kathleen Corcoran
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017 ~ 2:00 PM
Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
“When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love.”
Revel in the power and expressive skills of celebrated singer Shaunna Shandro. Shaunna Shandro presents Songs of Love & Loss on Sunday, January 15th [2:00 pm] at the Cargill Theatre of the Lougheed Centre. Joining her as guest artist is Augustana’s own Kathleen Corcoran, Soprano.
Songs of Love & Loss is an exploration of music gathered across multiple genres to present cultural viewpoints of love and loss: journeying through a landscape of Ukrainian Art Songs set to poems of Taras Schevcheko, to the colourful sounds of Edith Piaf and the German cabaret, to favourite hits from the Operatic (Carmen, Tales of Hossmann, Marriage of Figaro) and Broadway stages (Phantom of the Opera, The Music Man, Les Misérables, Ragtime, and more) this eclectic mix of classical and classical crossover music is carefully woven together and united with visual images to paint a complete arc of human emotion.
Shaunna Shandro, originally from Edmonton, is instructor of Applied Voice and Fundamentals of Singing at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She has been a faculty member of the Butler Opera Center Young Artists Program since 2014, and serves as Director of Music for Children and Youth at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Shaunna studied theatre and voice at the University of Alberta and completed a Master’s degree (Opera major) and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (Voice and Pedagogy) at the University of Texas. She has received many honours, scholarships and awards throughout her career, and has performed frequently in Canada, the U.S., and Europe on both opera and musical theatre stages. The Austin Chronicle says the following about a recent performance of Shaunna’s: “Mezzo soprano Shaunna Shandro was glorious…an obvious operatic talent.”
Kathleen Corcoran currently heads the Vocal Division at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. Kathleen completed her Master’s degree in voice at the University of Alberta and has since studied and performed in Canada, Austria, Denmark, England, Slovakia, France and the Netherlands. She is a recording artist and has been guest clinician and adjudicator throughout Western Canada and Hong Kong.
Prepare to be captivated and moved as you experience a wonderful afternoon of operatic and musical theatre hits by such composers as Mozart, Bizet, Schoenberg, Sondheim, Bernstein, and Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Partnering with DiscoverMusic@Augustana and show sponsor Camrose Morning News, the Lougheed Centre is proud to present Shaunna Shandro on Sunday Jan. 15th @2pm. The fourth concert in the RE/MAX® Classical Series, tickets for Songs of Love & Loss are on sale now – Adults $18 / Senior (60+) and Students with ID $15. To purchase tickets, visit the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre website at www.camroselive.ca or call the box office at 780-608-2922. R.A.R.E