South Bay Children’s Choir to present “An Afternoon of Classics”
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South Bay Children’s Choir to present “An Afternoon of Classics”

Back by popular demand, pianist Beth Nam and soprano Jessie Tisdale will again join the South Bay Children’s Choir (SBCC) to present “An Afternoon of Classics” at 4 p.m. Feb. 24 in the El Camino College Campus Theatre. 

The professional musicians and former SBCC members amazed audiences last year with performances of classical and modern masterpieces for piano and voice with the celebrated children’s choir. This year’s program promises to bring that same energy to the ECC Campus Theatre with a concert that appeals to the discriminating concertgoer while offering an inspiring introduction to classical music for youngsters.

Nam is an award-winning pianist, singer and conductor who has performed in numerous recitals, chamber concerts, winner’s concerts and master classes in well-known venues in both the United States and abroad. She earned a doctorate from The Juilliard School, where she also received master’s and bachelor’s degrees in piano performance. She has been an active teacher since 2007 and is also the pianist in the acclaimed Allant Trio.

Tisdale is an accomplished concert soloist, recitalist and opera singer based in the Los Angeles area. She has performed as the soprano soloist in numerous concert works and has covered a number of operatic roles as well. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in opera performance from Arizona State University.

The South Bay Children's Choir is an auditioned group of more than 100 talented young singers ages 6 to 18 who participate in six ensembles from beginning to pre-professional level. Co-founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Diane Simons and the late Jane Hardester, the choir is known for its beautiful tone and expressive singing. Auditions are scheduled for January, June and August. For more information about the South Bay Children's Choir, view www.southbaychildrenschoir.com/.

Tickets for “An Afternoon of Classics” range from $10-$15 may be purchased online at centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. The Campus Theatre is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

February 1, 2019