Sons of Serendip

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The Billboard charting classical-crossover group, Sons of Serendip, return to Hoover Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. The group won the hearts of fans and judges alike as finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” with their ethereal and emotionally stirring interpretations of pop music, arranged with a unique blend of vocals, harp, piano and cello.

It was serendipity that brought the members of Sons of Serendip together. Lead vocalist Micah Christian, pianist Cordaro Rodrigues and harpist Mason Morton met when they were graduate students at Boston University. But it was talent, dedication and a desire to share their music with the world that rocketed the group to fame.

With four successful albums (Sons of Serendip, Christmas: Beyond the Lights, Life + Love, and Mosaic) and soulful live performances, Sons of Serendip has lifted audiences to a sublime experience both nationally and internationally. Their most notable performances include collaborations with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cynthia Erivo, as well as a performance for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards (FXX).

In 2019, the group returned to America’s Got Talent: The Champions. The quartet competed alongside 50 of the winners and finalists from “America’s Got Talent” and “Got Talents” worldwide.

In 2020, the Sons of Serendip performed for Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision Tour’s celebration in Denver, Colorado, and most recently in 2022, they were invited to be one of the artists representing the United States in Dubai at EXPO 2020.

Micah Christian, a native of Randolph, Massachusetts, became interested in music at an early age. However, it wasn’t until his senior year of high school, when he earned a solo in the Massachusetts Southeastern District Senior Choir, that he realized his potential as a musician. As a freshman at Stonehill College, he decided to follow his passion for music. For the next five years, he spent his summers performing with the Cape Cod-based a cappella group, Hyannis Sound, and his love for music deepened. Alongside Christian’s passion for music is his desire to help build a better world. He has volunteered for a year in Honduras, and a month in Calcutta, India with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. Also, in 2013, after graduating from Boston University with a Master of Divinity, he and his wife volunteered in a rural community in northern Peru for another year. As a member of Sons of Serendip, Christian hopes to inspire others to use their gifts to spread love and build a better world.

Mason Morton was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He lived in a house full of love and encouragement with his mom, aunt and grandparents. He always admired his grandparents, and he says he developed his drive, determination and taste in music from them. His love of music was instilled early on, and quickly became a passion for him. Morton began to see his own potential with the help of his harp mentors: principal harpist of the Atlanta Ballet, Nella Rigell, and former principal harpist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ann Hobson Pilot. It was their combined confidence in Morton that gave him the courage to believe in himself. After completing his graduate studies at Boston University, he was thrilled his musical journey led him to Sons of Serendip. It’s here he’s gained the brotherhood he has longed for. As a member of Sons of Serendip, Morton hopes that his journey will help to inspire others to follow their dreams.

Cordaro Rodriguez was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He began teaching himself piano at the age of 10 and became well-versed in several other instruments as well as in music production. He has produced music for several well-known international artists, such as Verbal, Kylie Minogue, CREAM and Def Tech. After graduating from Princeton University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, he spent a year volunteering as an English teacher in Ecuador. He then attended Boston University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 2012. At Boston University he met his future bandmates — Christian and Morton. As a member of Sons of Serendip, Cordaro is very grateful to have the opportunity to pursue his love for music.

Cremaine Booker, a Nashville based cellist (also known as ThatCelloGuy), has performed extensively in the United States in addition to being a highly accomplished studio cellist. He currently serves as a cellist in the Iris Orchestra and is former principal cellist for the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra and The Jackson Symphony. He has made solo appearances with the Opera Birmingham, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, Sewanee Symphony and Roy “Futureman” Wooten’s Black Mozart Ensemble. Booker has performed with the likes of Hans Zimmer, Carrie Underwood, Mickey Guyton, Martina McBride, Jewel, Lindsey Stirling, Michael W. Smith, LeAnn Rhimes, Mike Hicks and many others. In addition to his live performances, Booker has recorded cello on projects such as “The Lion King” (2019), “Ruined King” (2021), “Masters of the Air” (2023), and “Paw Patrol 2” (2023). He has performed masterclasses with teachers such as Natalia Koma, YeonJin Kim, Julia Tanner, Eric Kutz, Peter Sheppard, and Yo-Yo Ma. Booker holds degrees from Middle Tennessee State University. He plays on a modern cello gifted to him by William H. and Judith Scheide.

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Date

Aug 12, 2023
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Time

7:30 pm

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Arts & Entertainment

Location

Hoover Auditorium
Hoover Auditorium
115 West 3rd Street, Lakeside, Lakeside Marblehead, OH, USA

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