Every year, new headliners and soloists enchant audiences and make spirits bright with their unique renditions of Christmas songs.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Ariana has entertained audiences around the world as a singer, actor and dancer. She began her career performing with the renowned Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and is an alumna of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and of Edmonton’s MacEwan University. She toured the world with Royal Caribbean International as a featured entertainer in their acclaimed production shows, including Saturday Night Fever: The Musical. Most recently, Ariana was honoured to sing with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in a wonderful tribute to the music of Marvin Hamlisch. Currently, Ariana is a member of local cover band UPTOWN and is the Entertainment Manager for John Cameron Entertainment. “Huge thanks to all of you for supporting Crescendo and for your commitment to helping youth in our community affected by mental health issues.
Asim [ah.seam] is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and pop singer/songwriter, who recently released his second album [In Colour]. Following the release of his debut record in 2012, Asim teamed up with Dan Davidson and Ari Rhodes of HandsUp! Music and shifted his sound in a new direction. As a classically trained instrumentalist influenced by the sounds of Maroon 5, the 1975, Pharell, and Michael Jackson, Asim’s music brings a unique blend of both live and rhythmic elements to Top 40 music of the past three decades. “The past two years has been about creating something that makes you feel good. The first time around, I was writing to allow others to experience what I was going through. I’ve had enough of my stubborn need for relatability, and now I just want people to have some fun when they listen to my music.”
Erika Noot is an Edmonton-based singer, actor, dancer and voice teacher. You can catch her belting out all your favourite tunes with local cover band, Uptown, or with the John Cameron Entertainment Ensemble. Erika’s passion for performing began at a young age and led her straight to the MacEwan Theatre Arts program. She graduated in 2006 and has since performed in many musicals throughout Edmonton. Some of Erika’s performance credits include: Roxy in [Chicago], Carla in [Nine], Mary Lane in [Reefer Madness], and she was a featured vocalist for Royal Caribbean Productions. Erika’s passion doesn’t end on the stage, she is a performance mentor and owner at One Voice Vocal Studio.
From the time at age three that she used a turkey baster as a microphone, Michelle’s first love has always been singing! Her vocal training ranges from classical to pop, and she has competed and won several vocal scholarships and trophies within a variety of music festivals and competitions. She performed alongside David Foster’s band in 2009 and opened for Michael Bolton in 2010. Michelle has been a soloist in the Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree for the last five years and has been blessed to perform alongside many talented musicians. As a registered nurse working with sick kids, Michelle knows the importance of giving back to her community. She has been involved in performing for several charitable organizations throughout the City of Edmonton. To give back to others in the form of song is one of Michelle’s greatest rewards in life.
It was at age 13 that Terrell decided he wanted to be a singer. While growing up in the gospel church, mentored by his father, the church was the perfect platform to help people find a moment of happiness through song. Terrell later expanded his musical passion to songwriting and has worked on various pop projects. Songs written by Terrell can be heard frequently on the radio, but his first love is the stage and bringing happiness to the hearts of people. His single, “Not Ashamed,” was also recognized on Billboard’s Top 200 Singles on the inspirational charts in June and July of 2013. As the founder of the Reach Mission Foundation, Terrell is passionate about bringing aid and awareness to poverty relief. He is currently a member of the Tri-City Rat Pack and frequently performs with the John Cameron Entertainment.
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