I am a classically trained singer with years of experience in opera, concert music, cabaret, Broadway, and church music. I have sung in 9 different languages and have been the featured performer in two different ensembles under my direction.
As a singer, I can discuss with you recommendations for music for your event, as well as arrange pieces as required to make it suitable for your special occasion. I have a pianist and guitarist with whom I perform with regularly and can provide (with their fee included), as well as a harpist I can recommend.
I have been performing in the Chicagoland area for 13 years and have sung on the news, on the radio, and at many Chicago landmarks.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 150 minutes
What to Expect
Lively, engaging, and lots of personality - yes, classical singing should have all of these qualities.
How about beautiful dress, interacting with the audience on the spot, and improvisation?
Or, if you need someone to stay a little out of the limelight, but provide a background to the main event, like at an awards ceremony or a religious ceremony? I am very flexible and adaptive and have had experience with many different events.
"Joan Marie is a versatile performer who has appeared in concert halls, opera stages, special event spaces, and many other venues around the Chicagoland area for the last 15 years. Having previously sung with and directed the a cappella groups We Three Sing and Ninth Muse, Joan Marie has appeared on the local news and radio stations for events such as Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo and for design events for the Merchandise Mart.
Her repertoire in the last few years has covered opera to Queen, AC/DC, Beyoncé, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Joan Marie is also known for her classical concert music performances, having been the soprano soloist for Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Schubert’s Mass in G Major and Vivaldi’s Gloria at the Holiday Concert at St. Benedict Parish in Chicago.
As a song recitalist In 2018 Joan Marie presented a new series, featuring works by Debussy, Poulenc, de Falla, and Bernstein to celebrate the centenary of the deaths of Debussy and Guillaume Apollinaire. Previously, Joan Marie completed a series last year featuring Aaron Copland songs titled “Infinite Affection: Copland & Dickinson in Song," which she will be reviving in 2019.
Joan Marie has performed at new music festivals around the country, performing the music of George Crumb, Christian Wolff, Juliana Hall, and Jake Heggie, among others. She appears on the recording of Ross Michael Crean’s new opera “The Great God Pan,” by Parma Recordings/Navona Records."
As a special event performer, I have several sets of music available weddings, church services, funerals, winter holiday events, as well as specially themed concerts, such as A Night of Italian Opera, Broadway Baby, and an American Song Recital. I am a very quick learner, so if there is something you'd like to hear that is not listed, please ask - time permitting, I can accommodate nearly any request. Please keep in mind that I am classically trained, so song selections that require a professional sound are my specialty.
Additional Booking Notes
If you do not have an accompanying instrument (i.e., piano) but the music requires accompaniment, please let me know. While I cannot provide a keyboard, I can give you help in this matter.
Also, I do not generally provide electrical amplification, but if this is an issue, let's talk. As a classically trained professional, my sound is meant to carry over a 3,000 seat house - that should be more than enough for most performance venues.
Past Booked Events
|June 15, 2015||Corporate Event|
|Joan Marie Dauber||Soloist|
Influences & Inspiration
Beverley Sills, Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Renne Fleming, and every comedic actress that has ever lived, especially those named Joan.
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