PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW IS AT THE AEOLIAN EDUCATION CAMPUS AT CRONYN (formerly known as Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church).
Start your New Year with a new experience from Charlotte Abbott and Michael Pare. Experience the sound of classical music in three amazing concert venues. Southern Ontario Serenade is their debut tour together as professional musicians. Initially inspired by Canada’s 150th Anniversary, their program features music of Canadian culture and has grown to include some of the best music composed for guitar and voice. Together they continue to expand the acoustic boundaries of their instruments to new limits. Brave the cold, venture outside your door and participate in an intimate setting of live sound.
Michael Pare is one of Canada’s young and aspiring classical guitarists, performing regularly in festivals and competitions throughout North America and Europe. Located in London, Ontario, Michael performs regularly at the London Club, Centennial Hall, Von Kuster Hall, and the McIntosh Art Gallery.
In 2015 Michael was the winner of the highly regarded Rose Bowl Competition in London, Ontario, and is scheduled to play with London Symphonia as a guest soloist.
Michael performs concerts, weddings and private events as a soloist and with soprano, Charlotte Abbott. His repertoire ranges from renaissance art songs to contemporary solo and duo pieces. Michael also teaches a variety of styles to beginner and advanced students.
Charlotte Abbott is a Masters of Music graduate from Western University. She is singer with a passion for teaching and performing. She is an active member in London’s musical theatre community. Last winter Charlotte played the role of Lily in Secret Garden with London’s Palace Theatre Community Players and in the spring she was the vocal coach for Link Theatre’s musical production of Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens.
Her opera credits include Rowan in Benjamin Britten’s Little Sweep and Le Feu/Le Rossignol in Maurice Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges. Currently, she is working on a production of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah for the Fall of 2018.
Charlotte continues to study with mezzo-soprano, Patricia Green and maintains her own private studio. Charlotte occupies the rest of her time working at Lululemon, sweating in the gym and cosying up with a good book.