Sherman UMC is proud to bring you our Summer Benefit Concert
6 pm on Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tramaine Parker & Friends

Showcasing the talents of Tramaine Parker, Allie Bradford, Anna Long, Anthony Fett, Austin Echols, Brandon Lampkin, Kayla Long, Lauren Robinson, Raven Taylor, Stephanie Schroder, Terry Henderson, Timothy Fett, & Willis Ware.

The talented singers are formed from 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 the Chicago Symphony, the Lyric Opera, 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, at Carnegie Hall, and toured in Africa, Russia, South Korea and Argentina. Some of these talented artists have sung with or performed for Oscar Brown, Jr., Celine Dion, Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli, Bobby McFerrin, Kurt Elling, Miriam Anderson and President Bill Clinton.

Last year’s concert had the audience clapping, praising and rejoicing. This year’s repetroire promises to be another soul stirring musical experience. There will be a freewill offering. Your tax deductible contribution will go towards our apportioned funds that support several ministries including 11 Historically Black Colleges and the Africa University Fund that educates students from 21 African countries.

Tramaine S. Parker has been a member of Sherman United Methodist Church since 2004.

Tramaine is the youngest of 4 children born to Mildred H. Thomas- Parker and Aaron Parker Sr. She graduated from Fisk Tramaine S ParkerUniversity with a B.A. in Psychology and Roosevelt University with a M.A. in Clinical Professional Psychology. Tramaine began singing at the age of 4 in the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist church choir. She later joined the Chicago Children’s Choir where she began traveling throughout the United States and internationally singing. While attending Lincoln Park Highschool, she sang in the advanced girl’s chorus, advanced mixed chorus and Lincoln Park Singers. Tramaine also won honor superior ratings in the city and state solo competitions.
Tramaine is a former member of the Grammy-nominated Fisk Jubilee Singers and Fisk University Choir. Today, Tramaine continues to use her gift of song throughout the Chicagoland area. She is touted as a “splendid soloist” by the Chicago Tribune.

Download the Tramaine and Friends flyer.