Real singers don’t need microphones!
Well, actually it depends on several things including the style of music, the size of the audience and acoustics of the room.
Performances are sacred. More than mere entertainment, a performance by an accomplished artist should be respected by offering one’s attention. A religious observance, wedding ceremony or a meaningful toast have this profound quality. The audience, location, occasion and yes acoustics contribute greatly to creating a special moment that lives on.
This video is an excerpt from the Elegant Music 15th Anniversary Concert. Soprano Sisu Raiken’s performance is completely captivating (without a microphone.) As a consummate performer, microphones have very little to do with it. The location is an improvised stage on the stairs and landing of the North atrium of Figueroa at Wilshire 601 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA. This iconic building boasts 2 atriums with 75 foot ceilings of glass and tile. Amazing acoustics!
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Figueroa at Wilshire was once the site of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church a 1,200-seat church dedicated on July 13, 1924. For this performance the sun, moon and stars aligned and a goddess appeared and she did her thing! An amazing performance that in a way rededicated this sacred place.
See more video of performances captured in the North atrium of this beautiful downtown office building.
- “Holly and The Ivy” Elegant Music 15th Anniversary Concert
- Excerpts from Elegant Music 10th Anniversary Concert Video
- Elegant Music Summary of Service Video (This video ends with the theme from the motion picture “Shakespeare In Love” recorded during the 15th Anniversary Concert of Elegant Music Figueroa at Wilshire.)
Having a vision and making it happen is what planning a great event is all about. I look forward to speaking with you about your ideas for that coming special event.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
Elegant Music 626-797-1795
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