As previously stated, after this year Hedreich will be based in Texas and will commute to Switzerland for seminars, concerts and studio engagements. That news lent a sentimental note to the recent Glarner Inspirational Singers annual concerts. As they gave a nod to the last 13 years of choir history by including solos from former pianist Christian Menzi and even inviting singers from yester-year up to join the musical fun, the full house crowds clapped and sang along wherever they could. Since Hedreich likes to do interactive concerts, they sang lots and so the Advent season was ushered in with joy!
Glarner Inspirational Singers
If you think Hedreich is a bundle of energy on the stage, you should see her working her magic with a group of singers. The last three weekends have found Hedreich doing just that and each weekend has borne musical fruit and brought accolades. This coming weekend her own choir, the Inspirational Singers, will be showing off their shine at concerts in Glarus and Glarus Süd. For more information, like the Inspirational Singers at facebook or check out their homepage.
After all was said and done and the last curtain went down, Art on Ice 2011 was absolutely amazing. Hedreich’s choir, the Glarner Inspirational Singers, were on stage to open this year’s performance (pictured). They also sang with Katherine Jenkins plus got rave reviews as the Steve Sidwell SFX choir. In addition to wearing more hats than anyone else in the production–which was exhausting–Hedreich, along with Rhonda Dorsey and Corinne Gfeller, made up the background trio for Donna Summer in the second half of the show. What a great foursome. If you missed Donna, be sure to catch her on youtube or SF. She looks and sounds incredible!
With all that, sounds like our favorite divalina will be taking a break…right? Wrong. B is for…
Truer words were never spoken for Hedreich at this year’s Art on Ice. She organized and rehearsed the choir, directed them for the opening song, sang in the trio in the opening medley (that was her in the beautiful Sari)while directing the choir, sang in Steve Sidwell’s Special FX choir (the Glarner Inspirational Singers and friends), sang with them for 2 Katherine Jenkins’ numbers, sang Background for the 2 Gary Scott songs, and was the ‘uninvited’ shadow walking across the stage on Coco’s “Uninvited”, as well as one of the invited vocalists on “Objection”. And if that wasn’t enough, she was one of three vocalists for this year’s headliner, Donna Summer. Oh, and she put in a stellar performance at the after -show party, first solo, and then with the Choir and Stèphane Lambiel! No wonder Hedreich’s son had no problem singing “She Works Hard for the Money” To “Auntie Donna” after Sunday’s Matinee!!
According to the Zürichseezeitung (Lake Zurich News) the audience almost refused to let Hedreich leave the stage! This year’s BMBeautiful concert with guest soloist Hedreich Nichols and MC Linda Fäh (Miss Schweiz 2009) was a concert that will be well remembered by all for years to come. And be on the lookout for Linda. According to Hedreich she’s quite the singer as well and we can expect to be seeing more of her in the coming year.
This week, all eyes are on the ice as Hedreich’s choir the Inspirational Singers prepares for their performance at Art on Ice 2011. Their work together with Steve Sidwell will be a real show stopper. Hope to see you there!
This past Tuesday found Hedreich rocking the Davos culture prize ceremony. Yes, you read it right, rocking it! The distinguished guests at this formal ceremony morphed into a choir under Hedreich’s tutelage as they learned and helped to sing two songs from her upcoming CD. The evening found them dancing, clapping and singing along at this two-part event, staged at the Kirchener Museum and the Hotel Europe piano bar. Along with Tom Gisler on keys and Jost Müller on Cajon, the Culture Committe from Davos celebrated the evening in high musical style.
And on the CD front, we’d like to welcome aboard James Auwater or Chicago, Illinois. He’ll be spending the next weeks mixing the project to perfection–and he’s got the credentials to do it!
“The writing and recording phase was MUCH easier, ” says Hedreich. “This waiting is horrible!! It must be what it’s like to be a dad waiting for the baby to be born!” says Hedreich.
At least our artist will be spared the pacing in the waiting room. Although she will have the task of listening, revising and approving all mixes, while waiting she will have the honor of attending the Vienna International Choir Festival. The Inspirational Singers, will be singing in and around Vienna, including at the prestigious Schonbrunn Palace. Stop back by for details or join Hedreich’s facebook fan page to stay up to the minute on all the latest news.
If women are good at multi-tasking then Hedreich is definitely one of the pros. In addition to finishing up the CD project, preparing for the Inspritational Singers’ November 22nd annual concert and working on repertoirs for 3 other upcoming performances, Hedreich is looking into the future, planning the CD launch and a couple of other gigs hopefully in a neighborhood near you. As a matter of fact, if your neighborhood happens to be in Basel, come on out to Tibiz this Saturday where Hedreich will be special guest along with Nubya, Guitarist Randy Müller and “da man” on the keys, Greg Galli. It starts at 9PM and if we’re lucky, there’ll be no police action. In the meantime, for all the up to the minute updates join Hedreich’s Facebook fansite. All music, all the time!