For Immediate Release
May 1, 2014
Contact: Laura Huckin, 307-774-5497, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson’s SING OFF Features Local Talent
Six contestants strut their stuff for fundraiser singing competition
JACKSON, WY. Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir is pleased to present the talented contestants for Jackson’s first SING OFF – a fundraiser event on May 8th in the Theater Lobby at the Center for the Arts. Kirsten Farney, Kraig Kobert, Ben Medina, Molly Thorn, and two high school students—Gabriella Castro and Aspen Jacquet—will compete for best performance. Hors d’oeuvres by Café Genevieve, drinks, and a silent auction round-out this exciting evening. One Night Only! Thursday, May 8th – doors open at 6:30 pm for Hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Sing-off starts at 7:30 pm. $25 suggested donation includes a complimentary beverage. www.cathedralvoices.org.
Gabriella Castro is a Junior at Jackson Hole High School and has been singing her whole life. She started at 8 with a production of The Jungle Book and has been hooked ever since. She can be seen today and tomorrow performing the role of Mrs. Tottendale in the high school production of The Drowsy Chaperone.
Kirsten Farney was born and raised in Texas, spending much of her childhood in Mexico. In 2012, Kirsten and her husband decided to pack up their lives and move to the last of the West. Kirsten jumped at the opportunity to sing with local salsa/latin jazz band, Calle Mambo. She also sings soprano with Cathedral Voices.
Aspen Jacquet is a Sophomore at Jackson Hole High School and has been singing since she was five years old. Aspen enjoys performing for an audience recently participated in the Jackson Hole High School Drama Department’s musical production of The Drowsy Chaperone.
Kraig Kobert has been a Certified Public Accountant practicing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 1978. Kraig has been singing since he was a child, but after his voice changed as an adult, he took a forty year hiatus from singing in public. The Presbyterian Church choir changed that time-out into a rediscovery of his passion.
Ben Medina first started doing theatre in Jackson Hole in 1998 and has been blessed with opportunities to perform across the country since then. Originally from Arizona, he has performed locally with Off Square Theatre Company, the Jackson Hole Playhouse, and Jackson Community Theater.
Molly Moon Thorn – This original Wilsonite began her singing career belting at the top of her lungs while running wild through the woods surrounding her childhood home. Molly currently performs with the Chanman Roots Band, but has also performed with Tram Jam, Calle Mambo, The Jason Fritts Ensemble, and Big Phatty to name a few.
For complete bios, please visit www.cathedralvoices.org
To request an interview, please contact Laura Huckin, 307-774-5497.