On Friday, May 4, Vocalist Nicole Thompson will be our guest for "A Little Lunch Music," joined by Pianist Sylvia Ritchie and Bassist Barry Langston. Selections include music by Mozart, Handel, Bernstein, Lerner & Loewe, and Arlen.
Nicole offers a mix of classical, jazz, and theatrical selections.
The hour-long concert begins at Noon on Friday. Music is interspersed with conversation with the artists and questions from the audience. WHQR provides sweet refreshment. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tickets are not required. Friday, May 4 at Noon
WHQR Public Media, MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street. Parking is available on the street and in the deck at 2nd & Chestnut. Questions? Contact Gina Gambony at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Thompson is a classically trained vocalist with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Minnesota State University – Mankato. Nicole is praised as “an unbelievable talent”, and her voice has been described as “gorgeous” and “angelic.” Her style ranges from jazz standards and popular songs, to classical arias and gospel music. Recognized for her musical versatility, Ms. Thompson has performed in a variety of settings, including professional choral ensembles. Her experience includes Exultate and CORO!, dinner cabaret aboard the Minnesota Zephyr, radio commercials, corporate events, nightclubs, and as a soloist with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, the Urban Spectrum Theater Company, and the Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts with esteemed performers such as with Stephanie Zimbalist (Remington Steele), Billy Johnstone (CATS!), Eugene Fleming (Tap Dance Kid), Kerry Casserly (A Chorus Line), and others.
Nicole moved to Wilmington, North Carolina in 2011. She is celebrated for performing at the 275th Anniversary of the City of Wilmington, singing in the annual patriotic services at Wrightsville Beach United Methodist, her annual “Fine Line Between Love & Hate” show, weekly participation as Principal Soprano in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Choir, and monthly cabaret performances at Ted’s Fun on the River. She was nominated as a “2015 Women to Watch” Finalist by Wilma Magazine and was recently featured in Livin’ Out Loud magazine.