Said to have the voice of an angel by Dr. Derek King (nephew of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) and praised by patrons for her crystal-like sound and stage presence, Sharifa Black has been invited to sing at the Forever XXI North American Conference, worked with the late multi-GRAMMY nominated hip-hop icon Nate Dogg, opened for Gospel music superstar Bebe Winans, and most recently shared the stage with world-renowned opera singer Christine Brewer. Ms. Black is also a recurring Soprano Soloist with the American Chamber Chorale & Salem Chamber Orchestra.
Available for Weddings, Dinner Parties, Funerals, Galas and Fundraisers, Ms. Black adds a note of elegance to any event.
Sharifa was perfect for our dinner party.
She joined us as a guest and was warmly welcomed.
She was poised with a beautiful voice. A pleasure to work with. You will enjoy Sharifa’s performance.
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Praised by patrons and colleagues for her crystal-like sound and always-in-character stage presence, Sharifa Black is a classically-trained vocalist who has taken an unconventional path to the stage. Sharifa Black has performed Faure’s Requiem with members of the Houston Symphony, toured France performing in historical cathedrals, including Notre Dame Cathedral, and has been invited to sing at the Forever 21 Inc. North American Conference. Sharifa was hand picked by the late Nate Dogg, a four-time GRAMMY nominated Hip-Hop artist, to perform on his Christmas album.
After taking a hiatus to pursue other passions, Sharifa Black returned to the stage in the St. Louis area as the featured artist for the 2012 Wiley Whitfield Sr. Scholarship Foundation Benefit Concert. Since then, she has covered the roles of Suzel in L’amico Fritz and Despina in Cosi fan tutte, and sung the principle roles of Mary in The Wise Women and Dater #14 in Speed Dating Tonight. Ms. Black makes her Union Avenue Opera debut this summer as the Servant in Lost in the Stars.
Though opera is her first love, Sharifa has a passion for music in all its forms and genres. She has appeared as a soloist with the American Chamber Chorale for the Vivaldi masterwork Gloria in excelsis and in Germany with the St. Paul UCC Chamber Chorale. Her engagements for the 2017-2018 season included Soprano arias from Cosi fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro, and Soprano II soloist for Vivaldi’s Lauda Jerusalem with American Chamber Chorale and ensemble work in the world premiere of Borgia Infami with Winter Opera St. Louis and Washington University and The Student Prince and Les Pêcheurs de Perles.
Sharifa also gives concerts for the elderly and disabled in the St. Louis area, as she believes that music has the power to comfort and transcend. Ms. Black can be seen via live stream leading worship Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays at (link hidden) and on Facebook Live. This summer she plans to kick-off her pop-up concert series.
Past Booked Events
|May 29, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 25, 2019 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Birthday Party|
|May 05, 2019 • 1:30pm - 1:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 27, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Karaoke|
|July 26, 2018 • 5:45pm - 8:00pm||Recurring Gig|
|July 25, 2018–July 26, 2018 • 10:00pm - 2:00am||Karaoke|
|July 19, 2018 • 5:45pm - 8:00pm||Recurring Gig|
|July 18, 2018–July 19, 2018 • 10:00pm - 2:00am||Karaoke|
|July 12, 2018 • 5:45pm - 8:00pm||Recurring Gig|
|July 11, 2018–July 12, 2018 • 10:00pm - 2:00am||Karaoke|
|July 05, 2018 • 5:45pm - 8:00pm||Recurring Gig|
|June 28, 2018 • 5:45pm - 8:00pm||Recurring Gig|
|October 31, 2015 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||House Party|
The Lord's prayer
National Anthem/Star Spangled Banner*
O mio babbino caro
Quando men vo
Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
Oh! Quante volte
Son pocchi fiori
Caro mio ben
O del mio dolce ardor
Sure on this shining night
The trees on the mountains
Je dis que rien ne m'epouvante
Apres un reve
Ach ich fuhl's
Nacht und traume
Give me Jesus
Tanti aguri a te (Happy Birthday)
O patria mia
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