Vocalist Sirgourney Cook's "What Am I Doing Here?" : live music performance
Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library in partnership with the North End Music & Performing Arts Center present an evening with Sirgourney Cook in "What Am I Doing Here?" a life-long musical journey.
By: Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the BPL
"What Am I Doing Here?" is a solo performance that will contain a repertoire of music that also reflects the route Cook has taken musically, from a childhood immersed in gospel music, to touring world-wide as a backup singer for international pop star Jennifer Hudson. With a narrative creatively woven throughout and one that is always questioning, Cook will take the audience on her personal musical journey, which will ultimately lead her back to her love for gospel, God, and classical music.
Cook will be accompanied by Katie Barr on piano.
"Opera may be a third act for Cook, but I expect many more will follow. Sirgourney, keep your eyes on the prizes…all of them." (Lee Eiseman, Publisher, The Boston Musical Intelligencer)
Basic listings information:
"What Am I Doing Here?" live music performance given by vocalist Sirgourney Cook; accompanied by Katie Barr on piano. Co-presented by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library and the North End Music & Performing Arts Center. Thursday, November 14, 6:30 pm. Free and open to all, including an informal Q&A and reception. Wheelchair accessible; conveniently located to the Orange Line and bus connections. Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information:
Sirgourney Cook, who now lives with her husband in Buffalo, NY, is an alumna of the Boston Opera Collaborative and member of the Boston Lyric Opera chorus. She returned to Boston this past summer to perform as a soloist with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra's presentation of "Symphonic Space Odyssey: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing" and "Deep River". She holds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College. As an opera singer and educator, she uses music as an avenue to inspire, educate and advocate for underprivileged youth.
Katie Barr is pianist, vocal coach, and teacher in the Boston area. She holds a B.S. in Music Education and has completed her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
--submitted by marycurtinproductions [on behalf of
the Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library]