Canadian vocalist Ingrid Mapson will perform in a benefit concert for Chiwid Transition House on Oct. 19.
A mezzo-soprano, Mapson’s repertoire includes something for everyone with a variety of pop, crossover, jazz, broadway tunes, folk, gospel and classical songs.
The concert is presented by St. Peter’s Anglican Church and will be held at the church starting at 3 p.m.
St. Peter’s pianist Sherry Day will accompany Mapson.
Admission is by donation with 50 per cent of the funds raised going to Chiwid Transition House. St. Peter’s Anglican Church is located at 549 Carson Drive.
Mapson was born in South America, grew up in Vancouver and now resides in 100 Mile House.
She has toured with gospel groups in Western Canada, USA and the Bahamas and has played roles with Theatre Under the Stars and sung on a Cariboo VANOC Olympic stage. Her versatile mezzo-soprano repertoire includes crossover, pop, jazz, broadway, folk, gospel and classical.
Recently, she was selected as a finalist for Canada’s Got Talent with a crossover solo.
“She has an instrument with rich, round, warm, honeyed colour and is very much at home in a variety of styles.” conductor Clyde Mitchell is quoted as saying on her website.
Mapson was trained by Ingrid Suderman in Vancouver and currently studies pops and classical with coaches Paul Ouellette (formerly Canadian Tenors) and Roy Tan in Vancouver.
Ingrid enjoys singing with combo bands or piano at festivals and concerts.
She is currently collaborating with Vancouver musicians Miles Black, Bill Costin, Graham Clark, Martin Fisk and Cameron Wilson.
Her current show/set list is structured using renowned live music producer Tom Jackson’s Live Music Method.
She enjoys this method because its focus on what is dear to her; connecting with her audience.