Seasons Best Carolers

The Triad NC Area's Best in Holiday Caroling Entertainment !!!

 

With more than 40 combined years of singing and theatrical experience on both a professional and community level, including more than 30 combined years of singing Christmas carols professionally in the Piedmont Triad NC area, the singers of Seasons Best have the talent, the know-how, and the warmth to make your Holiday event a special occasion.  Now meet our Carolers:

 

Cathy Stewart (Soprano) - Cathy has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education from UNC-G and SUNY-Potsdam.  She has had both starring and supporting roles in Faust, Magic Flute, and H.M.S. Pinafore.  She has a background in recital performance and has also sung with The Greensboro Choral Society as a soloist on a tour of England, Scotland and Wales.  Locally, she has been a member and soloist with West Market Street United Methodist Church’s chancel choir and worship band, Westminster Presbyterian Church’s worship band, as well as Section Leader and Interim Choir Director for Starmount Presbyterian Church.  In the spring of 2008, she performed in CTG's production of "Jewish Broadway."  Cathy has been singing Christmas carols professionally since 1999. 

 

 

Kim Harrison (Alto) - Kim brings over 25 years of performance experience to the group.  She has been a member of a professional Christmas caroling group since 1996. She has had both starring and supporting roles in musical theater productions with High Point Community Theater, Community Theater of Greensboro, L'Chaim Productions, and the American Hebrew Academy.  She has had vocal training with the Greensboro Music Academy, UNC-Ch and UNC-G music faculty. She has been a member of the West Market St. United Methodist Church chancel choir and worship band and the Choral Society of Greensboro traveling across Europe and Russia during the 1990s performing with that group. In October 2007 she toured North Carolina performing with CTG's production of "Jewish Broadway." She currently sings weekly with Westminster Presbyterian Worship Band, Lake Brandt Campus.

 

 

Ash Harrison (Tenor) - Ash brings 14 years of performance experience to the group.  He has been a member of a professional Christmas caroling group since 2000.  He has performed starring and supporting roles with High Point Community Theater, Community Theater of Greensboro, and Stained Glass Playhouse.  He has been a member of the West Market St. United Methodist Church chancel choir and worship band and the Choral Society of Greensboro, and has performed in several productions with the Greensboro Opera Company.

 

 

Ray Stewart (Bass) – Ray brings 33 years of music and theatrical performance experience to the group, including 16 years of experience singing Christmas carols professionally.  His regional theatrical credits include leading and supporting roles in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Same Time, Next Year, and Guys and Dolls.  In the past, he has been a member and soloist with West Market Street United Methodist Church’s chancel choir and worship band, as well as Section Leader for the Starmount Presbyterian Church chancel choir.

   

Jessica Glime (Soprano)  - Jessica has a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from UNC-G.  She was an ensemble member in UNC-G's opera productions of Casey at the Bat, HMS Pinafore, and The Tenderland.  Jessica was the Director and member of the UNC-G Sapphires, an award winning female a cappella group, where she was a featured soloist and arranger.  She recorded two albums with The Sapphires, Eve and Tempest.  Jessica currently teaches Choral Music at Ragsdale High School and sings in the Choir at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

   

Shawn Greer (Alto) - Shawn is a graduate of the UNC-G School of Music. She taught briefly in the public schools then served as Church Director of Music for 10 years. She is also a certified early childhood music specialist with Musikgarten and a private Vocal and Piano Instructor. She has been involved with musical theater since she saw her parents dancing in the aisles while performing Godspell when she was just a child and went on to be in that same show with High Point Community Theatre many years later. Other roles and shows include Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Aunt Nettie in Carousel, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Closer Than Ever, Theater in The Schools, A Christmas Carol with the NC Shakespeare Festival, Amadeus and best of all…Mother of 3 of the best ducklings ever, my kids!

   

Michael Hoch (Tenor)  - Originally from Detroit, Michael began performing with his guitar and voice at the age of 9.  Before leaving for North Carolina, he was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the band, Mister Thick.  He dove into acting upon his arrival in Winston-Salem performing in West Side Civic Theater's "Wizard of Oz".  Since then, he has played Spider in "Jekyll and Hyde", Jud Fry in "Oklahoma", Simon in "Jesus Christ Superstar", and Mark Cohen in "Rent" among others.  He has also cantored at Holy Family Catholic Church and sang at a variety of local venues and weddings.

   

Dave Wils (Bass)  - Dave has been singing his whole life.  Being the son of a church musician, Dave has always had an interest in all things musical.  He got involved with musical theatre at the age of 6 and has been singing and acting ever since.  Since moving to the Triad, he has been actively involved in community theatre whenever he finds the opportunity.  In college at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, Dave sang for the University Arts Chorale, the premiere chorus of the school.  He also recently traveled to Nashville to audition for NBC's "The Sing-Off" with the newly formed Gate City Influence, an all-male a cappella group that was born out of the UNCG Spartones.  Finally, Dave sings bass and cantors at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro.

   

Sheri Masters (Soprano)  - Sheri has enjoyed singing all her life. Her choral training began early when she was part of the women’s chorus, mixed chorus, madrigal choir and show choir at Herscher High School, recognized as the finest high school music department in the state of Illinois. She was part of the women’s choir and the mixed chorus at the University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University.  Sheri has sung with the Mozart Society of Winston-Salem’s annual production of The Messiah and has been actively involved in musical theater both in the Triad area and in Raleigh. Some of her stage roles include Marian the Librarian in The Music Man, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Lily Craven in The Secret Garden, Cinderella in Into the Woods and Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

   

Mary Connolly (Alto)  - Mary Connolly has been singing harmony since she was in seventh grade, influenced by the folk singers of the 60’s.  She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Marywood College and later did graduate studies in Liturgical Music at the University of Notre Dame. She is currently a Music teacher at I.H.M. School and Assistant Music Director at I.H.M. Church.  Mary enjoys cantoring and playing piano in church or for any occasion.  She has performed in local community theatre productions, her favorites being Beauty and the Beast and Footloose.  She has been a part of a professional caroling group since 2000 and is looking forward to harmonizing this season and for many years to come.

   

Lee Kirkman (Tenor) -   A native North Carolinian, Lee brings to Seasons Best nearly 40-years’ experience in vocal performance and musical theatre along with his love of the holidays and holiday music!  Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Arts with a concentration in Speech and Theatre from Appalachian State University, Lee has performed with numerous companies here in the Triad as well as in venues across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.  He is also a soloist and member of the chancel choir of Congregational United Church of Christ in Greensboro.

   

Jason Barrios (Bass)  - Jason holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree from Wingate University, and recently completed his MM in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied with Dr. Robert Wells. Throughout his education, Mr. Barrios has appeared in leading opera and operetta roles including Leporello (Don Giovanni), Pooh Bah (The Mikado), and Jupiter (Orpheus in the Underworld). On the concert stage, he has sung the role of Pilatus in Bach’s Johannes-Passion, and has performed as a soloist in the Ein Deutches Requiem by Brahms. Mr. Barrios has always enjoyed choral singing and has been a member with Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir, UNCG University Chorale, and will be singing with Bel Canto Company for their upcoming season. Currently, Jason serves as bass section leader and soloist at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Greensboro, and as a voice instructor with Artistic Motion Performing Arts Studio in downtown Greensboro. He is thrilled to be a part of Seasons Best Carolers for their upcoming holiday season!

 

We sing in the “a cappella”-style, meaning we bring nothing more than our voices, our festive costumes, our personal warmth, and a generous helping of  Holiday cheer. We can tailor our performance to your Holiday entertaining needs.  We can stroll during your company Christmas Party in our Dickens-era Victorian costumes or perform an intimate concert of Christmas carols at your private cocktail party in traditional formalwear.  We can accommodate your needs in almost any performance format or venue.  Most importantly, we will do our very best to bring a smile to your face and the Spirit of Christmas to your hearts!!!

 

 

 

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Phone: (336)  908-2374     Email:  seasonsbest@triad.rr.com

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