Wednesday, 25 August 2010 16:15
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2010—7:30 PM
Kermit Poling, conductor
Gale Odom, soprano | Bio
Seva May, alto | Bio
Holiday Pops Children’s Chorus | Connie Lerchie, director
Celebrate the holidays and our community as well-known singers Gale Odom and Seva May join forces with the SSO and the Holiday Pops Children’s Chorus for a memorable evening of seasonal favorites. A local tradition for many years now, the SSO’s Holiday Pops concert is sure to be a sell-out and will put you in the holiday spirit—guaranteed!
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE - starts at 6:30 PM
Shuttle picks up at Regions Bank parking garage at the corner of Milam & Market Streets.
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the concert to donate to Toys for Tots.
GALE J. ODOM
Coloratura soprano Gale Odom is a regional artist with frequent opera and concert appearances in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. She has performed over 30 opera roles, including Marie in Daughter of the Regiment, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Micäela in Carmen, and Hanna in The Merry Widow. Her numerous oratorio and concert appearances include the Mahler 4th Symphony, Mozart’s Great Mass in C and Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder. Musical theater roles have included Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Cinderella in Into the Woods, and she was the Church Singer in the motion picture Steel Magnolias. In December 2010, she appeared as the mother in the Shreveport Opera’s production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. Dr. Odom holds degrees in vocal performance from Indiana University and the University of North Texas. She is Dean of the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College.
Seva May has enjoyed over 33 years of performance experience that began with a show choir in her hometown of Thomasville, Georgia. She had the good fortune of representing the state of Georgia in the Miss America Pageant and toured with the Miss America USO Tour. Her involvement in local theatre has given her the opportunity to perform in many well-known musicals and plays in Shreveport and Bossier City including Funny Girl, Evita, Cabaret, Mame, Chicago and Nine. Other productions include Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly, Carmen, My Fair Lady and many others. Seva currently works with private voice students and is in the second year of co-directing with her close friend, Jennifer Dowde Stone, a show choir for Shreveport-Bossier. LIVE! Louisiana Interscholastic Vocal Ensemble currently has 22 junior high and high school members. It is Seva’s and Jennifer’s goal to pass on their knowledge of the theatre and share their performance skills with area youth, as well as nurture the group’s growth into a powerhouse of talent.
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