Chicago quintet to perform at OUS Rotunda SaturdayPublished 9:30am Tuesday, March 12, 2013
On Saturday the unique musical adventure and diverse harmonies of Table for 5, a vocal ensemble from Chicago, will perform at Ohio University Southern at 7:30 p.m. in the Riffe Center Mains Rotunda.
This Lawrence County Concert Series performance is sponsored by the Ironton Council for the Arts. Admission is $10 and tickets may be purchased at the door, or by visiting the Ironton Council for the Arts web site at http://southern.ohiou.edu/irontonarts. Ohio University students will be admitted free with a valid student ID.
Table for 5 has become a popular Chicago area holiday concert ensemble attracting sellout venues.
Table for 5 is Roger Anderson, Heather Braoudakis, Jeff Duke, Kathryn Kamp, and Amy Pickering. Valerie Maze will be at the piano.
All five vocalists have extensive performing experience in the areas of theater, opera, classical and pop music throughout the United States, and especially in Chicago and the surrounding Midwest region.
Their recordings include two holiday discs and one featuring the music of the 19030s and ‘40s.
They are frequent guest performers with various academic performing arts and cabaret series. Their extensive repertoire has attracted the attention and praise of notable civic and corporate groups.
Table for 5 began with the creation of “A Victorian Christmas,” which became a popular Chicago-area holiday concert. The performances attracted sellout houses throughout the holiday season and established the group as an audience favorite. This initial success prompted the group to expand its repertoire to include big band, Broadway hits, and groovy tunes from the 60s and beyond.
They have appeared with symphony orchestras such as the Elgin Symphony, West Shore Symphony, Ohio Northern Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble has frequently been featured as guest artists in concert halls as well as on various college and university arts series, including Grand Valley State University, Hanover College, and Saginaw Valley State University.
Also active on the cabaret scene, Table for 5 has been featured at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, The Skokie Theater, The Wilmette Theater and Davenport’s Cabaret in Chicago.
Table for 5’s extensive repertoire has attracted the attention and praise of notable civic and corporate organizations including performances for Motorola, Arthur Anderson Consulting, Morton Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue, MCL Management and The Easter Seals Telethon.
Individual members of the group have achieved success in opera, musical theater, and concert work as well as with commercial print and industrial video. Members have performed at such venues as The Goodman Theater, The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Marriott Theater, and Drury Lane Theater.
Additional performance venues include The Grant Park Music Festival, The Ravinia Music Festival, The Lyric Opera, The Light Opera Works, The Muddy River Opera, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and aboard Royal Viking and Royal Caribbean cruise lines.