By HAYLEY BEAUCHAMP
Communications Manager, The Honeywell Foundation
WABASH — Child prodigy singing sensation Jackie Evancho will perform on the Ford Theater stage at the Honeywell Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Tickets are $29, $49, $69 and $100. Sponsorship for this concert is provided by the Paul L. Speicher Foundation.
It was Jackie Evancho’s love of the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” that stirred the passion within her to begin singing and posting videos to YouTube. Not long after gaining a degree of notoriety for those videos Jackie decided to submit her rendition of “Panis Angelicus” to a special YouTube episode during the 5th season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” variety show. The response was overwhelming and earned her the opportunity to perform in front of the judges on live television.
Since her appearance on the show that made her famous Jackie has been able to break through being typecast as “reality show singer” and has established herself as a legitimate force within the classical crossover genre. In the short time since gaining fame, Jackie’s unique, gorgeous, soprano voice has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music and DVD charts. Since the age of 10, Jackie has garnered the support of legendary music producers like David Foster and filmmakers such as Robert Redford. Billboard Magazine named Jackie to their list of music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21 in 2011 and again in 2012 because the soprano’s “spellbinding, operatic vocals possess a power and poignancy that often moves listeners multiple times her age to tears.”
Tickets may be purchased at the Honeywell Center Box Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling (260) 563-1102, or online at www.honeywellcenter.org.
The Honeywell Foundation seeks to provide artistic, social, cultural and recreational opportunities for all. The Foundation operates the Honeywell Center, Honeywell House, Eagles Theatre, Charley Creek Inn, the Dr. James Ford Historic Home and the 13-24 Drive In. All programs and activities are supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, the Indiana Arts Commission (a state agency) and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).