Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:Pioneer Congregational Church
2700 L Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816
Join us on Sunday August 18, 3:00 PM for
Courtney Daniels & Chris Langton with pianist, Heather Waid
Opera singers Courtney Daniels, soprano, and Chris Langton, baritone, met at an audition over a year ago and decided to join forces to share their love of opera and contemporary music with others. Early this year, they teamed up with Heather Waid, to create the program “In Enduring Harmony”. The program celebrates and explores timeless themes used in classical and contemporary music. In Enduring Harmony offers everything from bel canto style arias to modern day classical and contemporary music. We hope you will enjoy the juxtaposition of these pieces which are stylistically very different but yet offer surprisingly similar themes.
Courtney Daniels, a Sacramento attorney, has loved opera since she watched her first opera, Madame Butterfly, at the age of six. She currently studies voice with Carrie Hennessey, while maintaining her busy law practice. She has performed with Capitol Opera, Verismo Opera, Nashville Opera Association and Nashville Symphony Chorus, and will be singing the role of Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore in Spring 2020 and playing the role of Oscar in Verismo’s production of Un Ballo in Maschera in Summer 2020.
Chris Langton has been lauded by Opera Wire magazine for his “deft” and “companionable” performances. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Chris completed his Bachelor of Music in Education, and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. Chris is an active music educator, and currently teaches classroom music, band, and children’s choir in the greater Sacramento area. Recently, Chris has taken the stage as Perichaud in La Rondine, Luiz in The Gondoliers, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Silvio in Pagliacci, and the leading role of Dan DeQuille in the world premiere performance of Monica Houghton’s The Big Bonanza.
Heather Waid is a highly sought-after pianist and vocalist, known for her exceptional collaborative skills. Heather received Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Collaborative Piano Performance and Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities & Religious Studies with a minor in Music from California State University, Sacramento. Heather is the artistic director and co-founder of the Empire Arts Collective Pop Choir for which she conducts and arranges music. Heather composes original music; most notably her piece, “Countdown,” written for elite women’s vocal ensemble Vox Musica, premiered in February 2019 featuring world-renowned Bay Area percussionist Laura Inserra and was highlighted in a segment of “Insight” on Capital Public Radio. In addition, Heather co-hosts the Music Untapped podcast with Chris Langton.