Melissa has a musical gift that is sure to make your special event a memorable one. She is a very versatile vocalist and can sing from various genres such as, Gospel, Praise and Worship, Classical/Operatic, Broadway, Jazz, Big Band and more!! She is a very seasoned and sought-after vocalist, recitalist and performer who has been a featured soloist in concert with symphony orchestras and choirs; a featured soloist for many church services and worship album recordings as well as special guest worship leader for retreats and women's conferences. She also sings for weddings and funerals.
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I Love her... She is truly blessed. She has the ability to reach into the soul of man.
I am looking forward for her to come to Lubbock Texas and sing for us.
As the pastor of a spiritually alive New Testament church, I am so happy and blessed to have Melissa Ward as or worship leader. Her humble spirit and angelic voice is soul stirring. I have worked along her at weddings and funerals. She is just quite simply the most talented spirit filled singer I know!
Response from Melissa Ward:
Thank you, Pastor John!!
Heard her sing at a funeral and wanted to hear more from her. Made a beeline for her after the service to get her name. Was ecstatic to see that she was singing with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra at their Hometown Holiday program!!!
Response from Melissa Ward:
Thank you so very much!!
Melissa has such an amazing God sent voice. My husband and I have always enjoyed her singing. ;-)
I've had the privilege of hearing Melissa on many occasions - she is well-known in Wichitas and North Texas area. She can captivate crowds of thousands, and inspire small groups as well. She is my first choice when I have a production that needs strong solo work -she does classic arias, inspiring Gospel and Broadway tunes like no one else! A seasoned, well-spoken, class act!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
For a wedding: songs would be dispersed as the bride and groom would like... will discuss upon planning event
For church service and/or Church concert: Melissa can do a 15-20 minute song set during a church service, or she can do a 45 minute concert where she ministers with song, scripture, and words of encouragement.
For Your smaller venues Tea/ Luncheon... Melissa will sing a 20 minute song set with music style of your choice (Christian, Classical, Broadway, Contemporary). *There is an option of adding live Piano and or Harp accompaniment for an additional fee.
For Your larger venues Banquets/ Receptions/... Melissa can (your preference) sing a 30 to 45 minute song set with music style of your choice (Christian, Classical, Broadway, Contemporary).
*There is an option of adding live Piano and or Harp accompaniment for an additional fee.
"Soprano Melissa Ward did sing, too, and she was spectacular, standing ovation included.... Ward has such a powerful voice that stuns you, particularly when she hits those high notes with abandon."- Wichita Falls Times and Record News review of the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra Concert Dec 10, 2016
"Local favorite Melissa Ward, the powerhouse soprano who brought the audience to its feet at the Wichita Falls Symphony’s recent Christmas concert, again won a standing ovation following her performance of “O Holy Night.”
In Wichita Falls, two or three singers have that effect on an audience; Ward is definitely one of them.
She, too, easily reaches those impossibly high notes, seemingly with ease. But more than that, she conveys such emotion in her voice, and it’s that quality that makes her an audience favorite."- Times and Record News' review of Wichita Falls Community Orchestra Christmas performance Dec 17, 2016.
A Note From Melissa:
Hello and thank you for checking out my Gigsalad page. I am very excited to have the possibility of sharing my songs with you for your special event!
To share a little about myself with you... I graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelors in Music- Vocal Performance. I went on to do my graduate studies at Texas Women's University where I served as faculty adjunct teaching voice. My musical experience varies in wide range. I have had several opportunities of singing lead and supporting roles in various operas, operettas and musicals; as well as being the soprano soloist for many oratorios, such as Handel's Messiah; Verdi's Requiem; Mozart's Requiem and Mass in C minor and Solemn Vespers; Haydn's Creation; Rutter's Requiem among several others. I do soloist work for weddings, receptions, sing solos and concerts for church services, and I have also been called upon to lead worship for church services and women's retreats.
I am happily married to a wonderful man and minister himself, Darren; and we have three children Christopher Arren, Joshua Andrew and Eliana Grace... and two four-legged Papillon children Sizzle Ann and Rocky.
I look forward to speaking with you in person to discuss your special occasion event.
Past Booked Events
|February 11, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Fundraiser|
|December 18, 2016 • 10:45am - 12:00pm||City View Baptist Church|
|December 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Wichita Falls Community Orchestra Christmas Concer|
|December 15, 2016 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||WFSO Tea Luncheon|
|December 10, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra Christmas Perform|
|October 01, 2016 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Lead Worship Woman's Conference|
|September 15, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Faith Misson Volunteer Banquet|
Ability to play cd or mp3 file
Piano- ** If requesting live piano accompaniment- a piano that has recently been tuned or is in great tune. ano-
microphone (w stand)
monitor for stage
** I will always try to be flexible and accommodate as needed. My desire is to provide beautiful music and I want to make sure to have necessary equipment for YOUR special event.
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