Eriks Esenvalds Passion Friday March 25 7pm Shadyside Presbyterian (Choir)
Vespers Service Shadyside Presby Wednesday April 20, 7pm (solo)
Vespers Service Shadyside Presby Wednesday May 4, 7pm (solo)
Jennifer Saunders LaRocco is redefining what it means to be a consummate artist and in the process is becoming the most highly regarded vocalist in America that no one knows - Yet! Her career is being built on her prowess of singing a wide range of musical styles, from Musical Theater to Classical. Blessed with a lithe Soprano and a gift for moving the heart she has crafted a considerable repertoire of musical theater jewels from shows like Carousel, Camelot and Carnival to songs like "Summertime", "Think of Me" and "Almost Like Being In Love". The core of her stage repertoire includes "Hello Young Lovers" (King And I), "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Carousel), "There's Music In You" (Cinderella), "Follow Me" (Camelot), "Dividing Day" (The Light In The Piazza);...........and her concert repertoire includes delights like "It Might As Well Be Spring" (State Fair), "Say A Prayer For Me Tonight" (Gigi), "I Could've Danced All Night" (My Fair Lady), "Unexpected Song" (Nine), "What I Did For Love" (Pippin) and more. On the classical side, she's captivating in the solos of Orff's Carmina Burana which she's performed in concert numerous times including three fully staged ballet versions that took her across the U.S. and abroad. Born in Rochester, NY, Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College School of Music and then traversed the country lifting souls and coaxing smiles out of the most exacting and critical audiences in concerts of Musical Theater and Jazz. Audiences revel in her Jazz takes on "A Foggy Day", "Embraceable You","It's Only A Paper Moon", "I've Got The World On A String", "'Round Midnight", "Polkadots And Moonbeams", "Lush Life", "Here's That Rainy Day", "You Must Believe In Spring", "Wave", "Desafinado", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and many more! As a dancer, she has whipped many into a frothy, happy frenzy with her joyful command of the stage. Jennifer has appeared in Chicago (Dancer), George M! (Dancer), That's Entertainment (Singer/Dancer), and Scandinavian World Cruises(Singer/Dancer), all along perfecting her love of Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, and Tap! "The best compliment I can get is when I hear from a patron that my performance helped them forget their troubles and lighten their hearts. That's what it's all about"