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Table for 5 to perform

Mar. 14, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- Table for 5, a vocal ensemble from Chicago, will perform at Ohio University Southern at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

This Ironton Council for the Arts' Lawrence County Concert Series performance will be in the Riffe Center Mains Rotunda on the Ironton campus. Admission is $10, and tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting http://southern.ohiou.edu/irontonarts. Ohio University students will be admitted free with a valid student ID.

Table for 5 is made up of Roger Anderson, Heather Braoudakis, Jeff Duke, Kathryn Kamp, and Amy Pickering. Valerie Maze will be at the piano. All five vocalists have extensive performing experience in the areas of theater, opera, classical and pop music throughout the United States, and especially in Chicago and the surrounding Midwest region, according to a news release from OUS. Their recordings include two holiday discs and one featuring the music of the '30s and '40s.

Table for 5 began with the creation of "A Victorian Christmas," which became a popular Chicago-area holiday concert. The performances attracted sellout houses throughout the holiday season. This initial success prompted the group to expand its repertoire to include big band, Broadway hits, and groovy tunes from the 1960s and beyond.

They have appeared with symphony orchestras such as the Elgin Symphony, West Shore Symphony, Ohio Northern Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Also active on the cabaret scene, Table for 5 has been featured at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, The Skokie Theater, The Wilmette Theater and Davenport's Cabaret in Chicago.

Individual members of the group have achieved success in opera, musical theater, and concert work as well as with commercial print and industrial video. Members have performed at such venues as The Goodman Theater, The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Marriott Theater, and Drury Lane Theater. Additional performance venues include The Grant Park Music Festival, The Ravinia Music Festival, The Lyric Opera, The Light Opera Works, The Muddy River Opera, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and aboard Royal Viking and Royal Caribbean cruise lines.

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