Eddie Mony with Special Guest Sylvia McNair
- April 15, 2018
- Buskirk-Chumley Theater
- 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
- (812) 323-3020
- 2:30 PM
- Adults $20, students $10
This musical event will serve both to entertain and to raise funds to support affordable housing and home ownership in the Bloomington community. Eddie Mony, "The Kenyan Crooner," is a tenor studying under Andreas Poulimenos at the Jacobs School of Music. He has performed as a soloist for the Kenyatta University Choir, the Nairobi Music Society, and the Kenya Conservatoire of Music. Eddie has engaged audiences in solo concerts under Kenya's OPERAtion classics, an organization that raises funds to support education through opera productions, in exclusive venues. His international presence is flourishing, with appearances in the United Kingdom under the Martyn Donaldson Music Trust; as well as in Finland, Canada, and the United States, including the historic Tivoli Theater in Spencer, Indiana. Eddie recently sang the role of Father Grenville in the Jacob's School of Music production of Jake Heggie's opera, Dead Man Walking. In addition to classical music, he performs Kenyan folk music with a group called Voice Tatu. Eddie will be finishing his degree in May.
Two-time Grammy-award winner and Regional Emmy-award winner Sylvia McNairhas been singing on the world's biggest and best stages for 35 years. She has over 70 recordings to her credit, ranging from Mozart arias to Brazilian jazz. Sylvia will join Eddie for a selection of songs during the show.
Accompaniment during the concert will be provided by the talented Joni Chan.
Special thanks to our event sponsors, most especially premier event sponsors Fred and Beth Cate.
Doors for this reserved seating event will open at 2pm. The show is expected to last roughly 1 hour, 45 minutes.