Guest Artists

ALREDA GERALD

“The one word that could best describe ALFREDA GERALD is "POWERHOUSE"!!! Her unparalleled vocal stylings are compared to Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Orinda Clark-Cole and Fantasia”.  A classically trained soprano, Alfreda is extremely versatile and can sing music from any genre.

Alfreda is a “Diva” in her own right. She has shared the stage with Sir Elton John, Cher, Celine Dion, Yanni, Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, Gladys Knight and Whitney Houston to name a few.

She is a guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony, the London Symphony, the American Film Orchestra, and was cast in several operas including Aida, Madame Butterfly, Porgy and Bess, and The Magic Flute.

Her voice can be heard on national commercial jingles including Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, Honda, McDonald’s, KFC, Church’s, Popeye’s, Hardee’s, Arby’s, Toyota, Motorola, Texas Pete Hot Sauce, The Georgia Lottery, Marriott, Dixie Crystals Sugar, TBS, The Cartoon Network, Space Ghost: Coast To Coast, and was a featured vocalist in Tyler Perry’s box office hit, Madea’s Witness Protection. She has also appeared on the NBC series The Detour, Game Of Silence, and more.

Alfreda is a graduate of Mars Hill University, The Julliard School, Westminster Choir College, and the North Carolina School of the Arts, with degrees in Music Education and Opera Performance.
 

Born in New Orleans, tenor, AARON DAVIS ODOM, is a graduate from Louisiana State University and Manhattan School of Music. He has studied with legendary names such as the great Marilyn Horne, Sir Thomas Allen, and Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Demand for Aaron as a lyric tenor began early in his academic years as he performed for the Bach Chorale Society of Brooklyn, Ohio Light Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Festival di Roma, Mobile Opera, and Wildwood Park. In 1997, Aaron recorded the tenor role of Astrophel in Newport Classics' live recording of Lionel Monckton's, The Arcadians. In 2002, Aaron moved to South Florida and founded a non-profit which would go on to facilitate more than five hundred sacred solo concerts in more than twenty different countries.  Funded  by offerings and three solo recording projects, Adoration, Servant, and Vintage Hymns, Aaron sang for tiny farming village churches on the mountains Chimaltenango, Guatemala, large Southern Baptist Churches throughout the Southeastern United States, pilgriming tourists at The Church of St. Anne in Jerusalem, and even The Pope at St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican.  Aaron eventually broke into the Southern Gospel world touring with The Booth Brothers, and was even a guest artist on Bill Gaither's televised Homecoming Concert Series.  In 2010, Mr. Odom joined the famous gospel quartet, The Imperials, in a Hollywood produced Elvis tribute tour. Keeping in rhythm with the late Elvis on the giant jumbo-tron video screen,  the original supporting cast with live orchestra performed in nineteen major European cities including London, Paris, Glasgow, Frankfurt, Dublin, and Rotterdam. Aaron currently lives in DeLand, Florida and still sings professionally in both secular and sacred venues. 

The name CLARK BARRIOS has become synonymous with a musical talent that is both universal and entertaining. Born in New Orleans and raised by his grandparents, young Clark's first musical exposure was through the recognition he achieved singing in the church choir at the tender age of 5. This recognition led to a Musical Scholarship at Loyola University. Recognizing that music and entertaining would become his life challenge, Clark began a musical quest which would ultimately bring happiness and joy to thousands of people in audiences and on stages across the country. Chasing a dream has led him from New Orleans to Atlanta to Las Vegas to Austin to Orlando twice and now to his home here in Central Florida. This gifted performer/singer is excited to share his vocal gifts with the audiences here in the Villages.

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Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

 1051 Main Street

The Villages, FL 32159

 

TheSharon.com

Tel: 352-750-5411

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