Noted soprano Paula Dione Ingram to perform Holiday Favorites at Indy’s Jazz Kitchen on December 3rd.
Well brothers and sisters, it’s that time of year again. Time to make the egg nog, put It’s a Wonderful Life on the tube, and kick back with the family. All while basking in the incandescent glow of the Christmas tree. It’s a time-honored tradition to be sure, and one that will doubtless endure. But why just do what tradition dictates? Is this not, after all, the twenty-first century? With that in mind, why not leave the house this Sunday and listen to some Christmas tunes as performed by Naptown’s very own Paula Dione Ingram?
A Brief History
While she may have settled down here in Naptown, Paula Dione Ingram grew up in St. Louis, MO. She studied at the University of Missouri, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in voice and opera. With that under her belt, she went on to earn her masters at our very own Jacobs School at IU. She has performed with numerous orchestras all over the nation, including those of Detroit, St. Louis, and Muncie. She made her debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra singing the role of Bess in their production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. In 2016, Paula Dione Ingram was awarded the “Excellence in Performing Arts” prize in St. Louis, a town no doubt proud of their talented daughter.
When not performing herself, Paula Dione Ingram works as a voice coach. After all, part of having talent is helping to foster it in others, right?
She’s a classically trained soprano, so lots of fancy vocal work in a high register. Strictly speaking, she doesn’t have a sound. As a performer her sound is whatever musical style the group employing her is playing. And that can range from opera to holiday standards. Still, whatever style she sings in, it’s bound to be beautiful.
So, as always. The venue is the Jazz Kitchen, door’s at 3:30. See you there!