In our introductions of the performers in Mark Abel’s The Dream Gallery you’ve met conductor Sharon Lavery, soprano Mary Jaeb, baritone David Marshman, and mezzo soprano Janelle DeStefano. Today we’re introducing you to mezzo-soprano Delaney Gibson who sings the role of “Carol” and bass Carver Cossey who sings the role of “Lonnie,” representing the California communities of San Diego and Richmond (respectively).
Delaney Gibson, mezzo sorprano:
Delaney Gibson, a native of Ventura, Ca., has been performing nonstop since the age of five. After earning a B.A. in music from Cal State Northridge, Delaney has built a budding career ranging from her own singing, playing, songwriting and recording activities to the backing of famed touring artists to appearances with classical ensembles. Described by the Ventura County Reporter as “an undiscovered brilliant vocalist” and by the Santa Barbara Independent as one who “boldly breaks the mold,” Delaney has released two CDs of original material, Hurricanes and Forget Me Nots and The Worst Kind of Way, while garnering a string of awards on the indie circuit nationally for her singing, performing and songwriting. She was selected in 2011 for the IdeaJam emerging artists program sponsored by Intel Corp. and Katalyst Films, and has appeared on the Fox series Boston Public and MTV’s My Own.
Listen to Delany Gibson in an excerpt from “Carol (San Diego)”:
Carver Cossey, bass:
Carver Cossey has been performing, conducting and directing music for more than 35 years. A resident of Long Beach, he has toured the United States, Japan, Israel and Europe as a soloist and chorister with the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers and the Roger Wagner Chorale. Carver is also associated with the Pacific Chorale as a soloist, chorus member and choreographer. He has performed and soloed with the Master Chorales of Los Angeles and Orange counties, Angels Chorale, Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Symphony, Los Angeles Opera and Opera Pacific, and also taken leading roles in musical theater. Carver has directed classical, Afro-American, folk and jazz programs and worked with choruses at colleges, universities and churches throughout the country. He is director of music ministries at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Mission Viejo, Ca.
Listen to Carver Cossey in an excerpt from “Lonnie (Richmond)”:
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