Why hire Wanda Hunter Wherry?
With a captivating voice that is rich and soulful, featuring a brilliant, glorious high range and smooth texture, you will delight to hear this lyric soprano sing classical, oratorio, spiritual, and gospel. Noted for her interpretation and attention to the nuance of a song, she makes every performance a complete and satisfying experience.
It has been said of this voice by classical legend Eileen Farrell, that she has the versatility to "sing anything."
Wanda H. Wherry is a lyric soprano with prodigious skill and technical ability. Her musical experiences have been extensive. After studying with legendary Metropolitan Opera sopranos Camilla Williams and Eileen Farrell, Wanda went on to sing leading roles in the Creation by Franz Joseph Hayden, Messiah by G.F. Handel, Beethoven's Mass in C, Schubert's Mass in G, Dubois' Seven Last Words, as well as solo concert appearances in a number of US cities. She was the winner of several vocal competitions, including the regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and the National Association of Negro Musicians' National Music Competition. An artist of great versatility, she has also appeared as Aunt Em in the Haymarket Theatre's production of The Wiz.
Wanda specializes in the interpreptation of the American Art Song called the Spiritual, and her renditions have met with wide acclaim. She has extensive background in choral music, having sung under the baton of the legendary Jan Harrington, Robert Shaw, and Jester Hairston. Her advanced theological training has uniquely euipped her to bring insight to the interpretation of all types of religious musical literature. She currently performs with the Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Leontyne Price, Eileen Farrell and Sarah Vaughan
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 5 - 120 minutes
Audience members can expect to feel genuine, deep emotion, the thrill of a true technician, and the enjoyment which comes from a multi-faceted musical experience. Her voice pierces the heart, and reaches the soul.
2006: 14 gigs
2007: 16 gigs
2008: 28 gigs
2009: 13 gigs
2010: 17 gigs
2011: 28 gigs
2012: 26 gigs
Available for Your
Church Service, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Ethnic Celebration, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Religious Celebration, Retreat, Studio Session, Wedding Ceremony