HEATHER FERRARI | Soprano + Founder
Heather has been singing and loving the holidays since she was a child. She graduated with a BA in Theater from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and studied music at University College Cork in Ireland. She has performed in numerous theatrical productions as well as television, film, commercials and print work. Heather is passionate about keeping the arts alive and accessible which is why she started Songful Artists! She lives happily with her husband, their two young boys and sweet dog.
Hometown | Amherst, MA
Favorite Holiday Food | The lobster her dad makes every Christmas Eve.
Favorite Thing About Caroling | Seeing the joy on people's faces when they hear a song that reminds them of their childhood.
ANDY PAPAS | Bass + New England Talent Manager
Praised by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel for being "delightfully ridiculous", Andy Papas has charmed audiences from coast to coast. In April, he was in Los Angeles for Mozart vs. Salieri with Pacific Opera Project, performing double duty as Il Maestro in Prima La Musica e Poi Le Parole and the title role in The Impresario. As Jack Point in Yeoman of the Guard for Winter Opera Saint Louis last fall, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch lauded his "beautiful baritone". Andy has sung throughout New England with companies such as The Lyric Stage of Boston, Odyssey Opera, Opera Providence and Boston Lyric Opera. Go Blue!
Hometown | Winchester, MA
Favorite Holiday Food | Anything local!
Favorite Thing About Caroling | Making an audience laugh!
KELLEY HOLLIS | Soprano
You can hear and see more of Kelley by visiting her website sopranokelleyhollis.com
Hometown | West Palm Beach, FL -- where the closest she ever got to a White Christmas was laying out on the white sandy beaches!
Favorite Holiday Song | The 12 Days of Christmas
Favorite Thing About Caroling | It's a great way to escape the stress of the holiday season!
KEVIN MORRIS | Bass
Kevin currently lives in Allston, MA. Check out his website kevincmorris.com for more information!
Hometown | Marlton, NJ
Favorite Holiday Movie | The Grinch -- it's a dream of his, as a musical theatre performer, to play that role one day!
Favorite Thing About Caroling | Seeing the smiles that holiday songs bring to people of all ages!
KRISTEN SWEENEY | Soprano
Kristen is thrilled to be performing with Songful Artists. When she isn't caroling her heart out, Kristen works as an actor, yoga teacher, life coach, and writer. Kristen has performed across the country, from Las Vegas to Maine, as a singer and actor. Christmas is her favorite holiday and she is grateful for the chance to spread holiday cheer across the Boston area!
kristensweeney.com | edgeofthemat.com
Hometown | Safety Harbor, FL
Favorite Holiday Movie | It's A Wonderful Life
Favorite Thing About Caroling | Everybody knows the tunes, and it's so rewarding to watch people's faces light up with joy when they recognize their favorite song.
LAURA JARVIS | Alto + Songful Artists Logo Designer
Laura is a graphic designer by day, singer by every other waking moment! She moved to Boston 3 years ago and spends most of her time (when not singing) running, climbing, and cuddling her awesome dog. Check out her design work at jarvisbydesign.com
Hometown | Boulder, CO
Favorite Holiday Food | Stuffing -- can't get enough of the stuff. (See what I did there?)
Favorite Thing About Caroling | Getting to surprise people who are out doing their holiday shopping and make their day a little brighter.
QUINN BERNEGGER | Tenor
Quinn spends most of his time singing with opera companies in the North East and around the country. He is currently studying opera performance at The Boston Conservatory, but also loves to sing musical theater, jazz standards, and of course Christmas music - it's his favorite part of the holiday season!
Hometown | Cooperstown, NY
Favorite Holiday Movie | The Muppets Christmas Carol
Favorite Thing About Caroling | Inventing new harmonies to old carols, bouncing along with the music to keep warm, and looking forward to a big mug of hot cocoa waiting at home when he's done!
STEPHANIE HOLLENBERG | Soprano
Stephanie has appeared in The Gondoliers (Fiametta), Dido Aeneas (Dido), Gianni Schicchi (Zita), Hansel and Gretel (Sandman), and An Embarrassing Position (Eva). She has sung under Boston-based directors Anne Azema, Greg Smucker, and Ryan Turner. Stephanie's travels have nurtured her interest in exploring diverse musical traditions and liturgical music, principally within the Iona Community and Taize Community, thus shaping her own performance practice and musical leadership in both sacred and secular settings.
Hometown | Goshen, IN
Favorite Holiday Food | Sukiyaki will always be a tradition, a Japanese meal introduced to our family decades ago by a beloved exchange student -- and for dessert? Mom's Apple Crisp!
Favorite Thing About Caroling | It's a thrill when you see the music light people up. In a busy city square, in a mall, in a park, someone may stop to dance or sing along, and there's a moment of connection -- that's what "makes it" for her.
TASCHA ANDERSON | Alto
Tascha earned her M.M. in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory ('15) and her B.A. in Music from Pepperdine University ('13). This year, Ms. Anderson premiered a new American opera (Roscoe, Evan Mack) and made her debuts with Opera Company of Middlebury, Albany Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Symphony Nova, and Minnesota Bach Ensemble.
Hometown | Missoula, MT
Favorite Holiday Food | Parmesan Cheese and Prosciutto
Favorite Thing About Caroling | Creating interesting and cool harmonies to popular songs.