Maureen Christine is an award-winning concert vocalist and dynamic entertainer with a "lovely, sweet voice" (Jazz On The Beach Radio) and a "genuine, vivacious personality." She has sung for Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, actor Dennis Quade, shared the stage with Barry Manilow, opened for Willie Nelson and sang the National Anthem for the Chicago Cubs. Maureen, a celebrated vocalist who's nationally released CD received a Grammy consideration, enchants audiences throughout the country with her "natural, melodious voice" (All Music Guide). Maureen has been compared to Rosemary Clooney, Streisand and Julie Andrews.
Concerts include creative arrangements and feature Maureen's warm stage presence and "crystal clear voice" (Nostalgia Times Radio). Maureen often performs as a duo with her pianist, or trio including her woodwind player (Sax, Flute, Clarinet).
Larger ensembles & concerts with Symphony available.
PROGRAM EXAMPLES (35 different themed programs):
*AIN'T MISBEHAVIN': Sparkling Songs of the Roaring 20's;
*UNFORGETTABLE: Fabulous songs of the 50's- Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Sinatra;
*AT LAST: Sophisticated songs of the 60's- Beatles, Bacharach, Elvis To Bennett;
*LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER: Songs of the 70's- Captain & Tennille,
Manilow, Carpenters, Streisand, Sedaka;
*SONGS OF THE SEASON WITH A TWIST: Holiday favorites & swingy standards;
https://www.maureenchristine.com/media - Maureen Christine has over 35 different themed concerts for presenters to choose from. Programs presented as a Duo with Maureen and pianist, Trio includes woodwinds, larger ensembles with rhythm + additional horns/or vocalists. Maureen also has custom arrangements for vocal with Symphony Pops and also Big band.
Themed Concert Examples:
"At Last"¦Sophisticated songs of the 60's!" Maureen Christine, Michael Bazan on Sax, Flute and Clarinet and piano accompanist. Presenting such classic songs as "What the World Needs Now," "More" (Mondo Cane), "I'm Leavin' It All Up To You" by Dale & Grace, Frankie Valli "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" favorites from Bennett, Elvis & more! Michael performs #1 Jazz song of 1960: Take Five.
Running time: 60-75 minutes
Date presented: September 2020
Presenter: St Charles Library
Aint Misbehavin; Songs of the Roaring 20's
The Golden Age of music is back!
Maureen brings to life 1920's hits such as Second Hand Rose, Five Foot Two, I Wanna Be Loved By You, Ain't Misbehavin', My Buddy and more! Accentuated by Michael Bazan on Clarinet, Saxophone and Flute (Honey Suckle Rose!). Let the music take you back!
Running time: 60-75 minutes
Date presented: October 2020
Presenter: Des Plaines Library January 2020
The work samples on Maureen Christine's media page of Youtube video's and recordings demonstrate the level of artistry and quality of musical programs that Maureen and her musicians provide. Her website offers a variety of musical performances, and Youtube offers even more diverse programming options, ensemble options and musically themed presentations.
Maureen Christine an award-winning concert vocalist and Broadway-style entertainer with two CDs that have been released nationally to critical acclaim. Maureen has a voice "crystal clear, not a note or syllable wasted" (New York's Pink Paper). Maureen CD "My Romance" featuring jazz pianist Frank Manthooth received Grammy consideration alongside Harry Connic Jr and Rosemary Clooney. Maureen has recorded with Pete Christlieb of the Jonny Carson Tonight Show Orchestra, shared the stage with pop star Barry Manilow, opened for Helen Reddy and country star Willie Nelson, and been a guest artist with musicians of the Count Basie Orchestra. Maureen has received numerous invitations to sing for dignitaries including Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, actors Dennis Quade and Zach Effron. She has received multiple invitations to sing the National Anthem for the cubs at Wrigley Field. Maureen believes in giving back to her community and donates her talent to such important organizations as Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW). Her original song for United Way McHenry County garnered 1st place in the nation for Campaign song.
Maureen appears in concerts headlining with symphony orchestras, prestigious concert bands and big bands, and she has concertized at numerous Presenting Arts Centers throughout the Midwest and abroad.
Maureen connects strongly to Plato's statement: "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to imagination and life to everything." Maureen's Artistic Vision: "I am a vocalist and musical artist first. It's how I connect with the world, and how I've defined myself since I was 7 years old. I believe that my calling, thru the music sing, goes beyond entertainment (although entertaining is a wonderful thing to do). I feel it's my job as a musical artist to allow the music to bring joy, to comfort in sorrow, to share in celebration, to demonstrate creativity, to distract from life's challenges, to stimulate the intellect, and to entertain & lift the spirit. And above all, to connect us to one another, and be a conduit of grace thru music. This is my vision of my life as vocalist/musician, and it's not just what I do, it's who I am."
Programs for Specific Audience(s) Expertise
Maureen developed her love of jazz and the Great American Songbook from her grandfather. Maureen's grandfather introduced her to such classics as Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehavin and Al Jolson's "You Made Me Love You." Her school music teachers introduced her to such classics as Burt Bacharach's "What The World Needs Now," Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals and Big Bands. Maureen also has an appreciation of 70's music including Streisand, Manilow, John Denver, Olivia Newton John and James Taylor. Consequently, Maureen's concerts and programs typically appeal to the age demographic of 50 and older. She has studied the Great American Songbook and such composers as Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, the Gershwin's, Burt Bacharach, Julie Stein and more. As a vocalist, she's experienced in Big Band Swing, Jazz Standards, Show Tunes and Swing. Her custom musically themed programs focus on audiences who appreciate music from the 1940's, the 1950s', the 1960's and the 1970's. Also, audiences who enjoy the Great American Songbook, jazz and swing, intimate and honest cabaret-style delivery of songs, and Broadway show tunes. Maureen performs over 200 concerts and musical programs a year and has been a professional full-time vocalist and musical artists for more than two decades.
2400 E Main Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174
$450 - $5,000