Voices of Columbia 2022

Voices of Columbia 2022 was amazing. The music was great, our emcees were fantastic, and we got to premiere a new video that our Presenting Sponsor, Chimaeric Motion Pictures, produced for us. The most exciting part? We raised almost $15,000 during the event, bringing our overall total to $51,000! We surpassed our goal of $50,000 during the encore performance of Forrest McCurren, the 2022 Voices of Columbia Champion. Incredible!

The money that was raised will impact the lives of children right here in our community. We will be able to provide 2,040 meaningful and life changing hours of advocacy to children in foster care.

Enjoy these photos from the night! If you want to see the whole album, check out our Facebook page. If you were there, thank you for joining us. If you weren’t able to make it this year, we hope you will be there next time!

Voices of Columbia 2022 Performers

Of Sea and Stone – Of Sea and Stone is known for their intimate lyrics, polished vocal harmonies, and captivating live show. Their 2019 single I Love You, Goodbye, and its accompanying music video, premiered on Nashville’s The Boot and is a sterling example of this couple’s heartbreaking vocals and haunting lyrical exchange. Their recent single Ordinary Things is the first release in a series of singles that share the story of a couple, the beauties of life and the pitfalls of their young relationship growing old. “There’s an atmospheric energy, a fiddle, and a quality lead vocal in the opening of this song… and once the vocal harmony enters the track, you’ll stop dead in your tracks,” says Greg Jones of Ear To The Ground Music. Of Sea and Stone never fails to transport you, making you feel their pain, joy, grief, and endless love throughout every performance.

Of Sea and Stone

Anthony Coleman Blatter – Anthony Coleman Blatter (He/Him) is a May 2022 graduate of the University of Missouri. He recently received his bachelor of music degree in vocal performance and a bachelor of arts degree in theatre performance. While at Mizzou, Anthony has performed in many different shows including recently portraying the roles of Tom Collins in RENT, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, and King Julien in Madagascar the Musical. He has also won different awards including National NATS M.T winner (2018), 1st place in the John Alexander M.T vocal competition through Opera Mississippi (2021), and second prize in the international Enkör vocal competition (2022). Anthony looks forward to starting his MFA in acting program at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton FL in the Fall!

Anthony Coleman Blatter

Molly Healy – Molly Healey is a looping violinist, cellist, and guitarist from Springfield, MO. She tours solo, as well as with a full band. Dubbed “rock-inspired orchestral looping”, she loops her stringed instruments live into a symphonic bed that gives full and intense roots to her original compositions.

Molly Healy

Meredith Shaw – Raised on a Missouri farm, Meredith educated herself early on the powerful women in music, such as Tammy Wynette, Loretta, and Dolly. A fiery blend of traditional country and current production, Meredith’s music is passionate, empowering, & relatable.

Meredith Shaw

Forrest McCurren – Forrest McCurren comes from the heart of the heartland, where the foothills of the Ozarks meet the Big Muddy: The Middle-of-Missouri. Blazing his own trail while stylistically tipping his hat to the songwriting giants of the past, McCurren wields the magic of lyricism to cast a light on the many intricacies of everyday life set against vignettes of Middle America. Tackling topics such as: wise words from waitresses, heartbroken high school football standouts, and tattooed trailer park lovers, McCurren writes songs for good people that got bad grades in school, are drunk on dreams, and still trying to figure out if life is sour or sweet.

Forrest McCurren

Billy McDow

Billy McDow

Special Guest and Emcee

Audra Sergel – (Special Guest) Through her original music, Audra Sergel tells stories of life, love, and beauty. A Mid-Missouri based singer-songwriter and pianist, Audra draws from personal experiences to create vocal jazz melodies that are shaded with influences of the blues, pop, and early musical theater. Her nuanced piano skills and shimmering vocal quality lend themselves to melodic narratives that range from soothing to sophisticated to toe-tappingly vibrant. Nominated as one of Inside Columbia’s best vocalists, Audra has toured and performed across the midwest with her band of stellar musicians and as a soloist and is a Missouri Arts Council Touring Performer. She has been seen and heard on the stages of many festivals including the National Women’s Music Festival, the Chicago Musical Theater Festival, KC Fringe Festival, the Blind Boone Piano Series, Citizen Jane Film Festival, and the T/F Film Festival. Audra’s debut album, Forgotten Songs, and her EP, Sanctuary, can be found on all major streaming platforms.

Audra Sergel

Ian Franz (Emcee): Ian works at Veterans United with the Culture team and loves people. He also loves whistling, playing games, and always has time for a good joke.

Ian Franz

Buy Tickets

We have three different ticket options for Voices of Columbia. Choose a general admission ticket for $25 and enjoy the music from a standing room only section around the bar, open pub tables, or seats in the balcony . If you want to guarantee a great seat throughout the night to enjoy with friends, purchase an Opera Box or Stage Front Table reservation! These tables seat 4 and include 4 tickets to the event for $125. See the diagram below for a visual before choosing your reservation. There are 6 Opera Boxes and 12 Stage Front Tables total, so space is limited for these special reservations!

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Voices of Columbia 2022 Sponsorship

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