Posted by Gloria Hamilton

Sunday August 19th, 2018

5:00 p.m.

 

A concert showcasing the talents of Tramaine Parker  and her friends

Brandon Lampkin, Isaiah Robinson, Joseph Kern, Lauren Robinson, Allie Bradford, Austin Echols, Sophia Byrd, Ayanna Woods, Jamila Woods, Timothy Fett, and Phillip Armstrong.

The talented singers are alumni of the world renown, Chicago Children’s Choir, the Grammy-nominated Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Fisk University Choir, and voices from the choir of Sherman United Methodist Church.  Some of the vocalists have performed with or for Chance the Rapper, Oscar Brown, Jr., Celine Dion, Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli, Bobby McFerrin, Kurt Elling, Miriam Anderson and President Bill Clinton, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera, Carnegie Hall as well as at Ravinia, the Black Ensemble Theater, and the Harris Theater. Members of the group are recording artists, have sung on radio and television and toured in Africa, Russia, South Korea and Argentina.

Tramaine S. Parker began singing at the age of  four in the angelic choir at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Chicago. She later joined the Chicago Children’s Choir where she began traveling throughout the United States and internationally performing various genres of music (gospel, spirituals, pop, classical and R&B.) While singing in the Chicago Children’s Choir, Tramaine had the opportunity to perform
at several venues including Ravinia in Highland Park, IL, Carnegie Hall, Riverside Church in New York and the Harris Music and Dance theatre to name a few. During her matriculation at Lincoln Park High School, Tramaine received honor superior ratings for the City and State solo competitions. She graduated
from Fisk University with a B.A. in Psychology and Roosevelt University with a M.A. in Clinical Professional Psychology. While studying at Fisk, Tramaine was a member of the Fisk University Choir and Grammy nominated Fisk Jubilee Singers. Today, Tramaine continues to perform as a soloist in the Chicagoland area and travel as a guest soloist with the Fisk University Choir.  She has performed with a number of choral ensembles including the John Work Chorale and Vocality, a festival chorus comprised of alumni and current members of Chicago Children’s Choir as well as young vocal artists from a wide array of communities within and surrounding the city of Chicago. In addition to performing, Tramaine works for the Illinois Department of Children Family & Services as an investigator.