The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the critically acclaimed pop opera group Destino at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
The concert is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.
In 2005, Joey Niceforo was asked to be a member of the Canadian Tenors, which soon propelled the creation of the pop opera group Destino. Some of Destino’s most notable engagements include performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics; the 2010 Vancouver Olympics; the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas hosted by Robin Leach; Walt Disney World in Orlando; and, most recently, a debut concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, along with performances on Entertainment Tonight Canada, Canada AM, E talk daily, among many others.
Insight magazine declared, "Joey Niceforo has one of the most robust and exciting voices I’ve heard in a long time. He’s riveting on stage, his voice pins you to the song and does not let you go until the last stirring note." Niceforo made his professional debut in Opera In Concerts’ Canadian gala, and has performed several roles with them as well as performing in operas across Canada, the United States, Italy and the Czech Republic.
Joining Niceforo in the group are Terance Reddick, a Las Vegas native who joined Destino from New York City; Singapore native Roy Tan, who not only sings but also acts as pianist and arranger for the group; and Rosemary Siemens, known for her versatility, passion, musicianship and style as a violinist.
Reddick stepped onto the stage with such shows as "Legends in Concert," "Nevada Ballet Theater," "Storm" and others. He shot right to the top as the lead in the "Apple’s World Renowned Radio City Christmas Spectacular." His gospel roots, along with his Boston Conservatory training, have allowed him the freedom to move through his voice with ease.
Tan started playing the piano by ear at age 4, with lessons commencing soon after, and has since been improvising alongside his formal training. His classical training has fused with contemporary musical styles of pop, gospel and jazz. Shortly after moving to Vancouver, Canada, he began playing for services in his local church at age 11.
He later completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of British Columbia, studying under esteemed Professor Robert Silverman. He has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States and, most recently, in Beijing and Vancouver for the 2008 and 2010 Olympic Games.
Siemens has mesmerized audiences the world over since the age of 3. Equally comfortable with classical and pop music, her diverse talents and improvisational skills have led to countless performance opportunities, including debuting a combined hip-hop/classical concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall; performing as the first instrumentalist ever at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican; playing at the Latin Grammy Awards in Miami; entertaining at numerous private concerts, including one for Donald Trump at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach; and even opening Hockey Night in Canada.