Courtney was a delight to work with from the first conversation through the actual event. She listened intently when I described what my father-in-law might like for his 99th birthday celebration. Since he is a lifelong piano player and loves jazz and classical music, Courtney put together a wonderful quartet with herself on vocals and 3 exceptional musicians. My father-in-law loved the grand piano, bass and drums and Courtneys voice was fabulous. I couldn't have been happier with the beautiful music that everyone enjoyed.
About the artist: Ms. Stanley's vocals blend her love of standard jazz, blues and spirituals. A native of Fayetteville, West Virginia, she has been privileged to join some of the finest musicians in the metro-Atlanta region.
Theatrical roles have included shows such as Steel Magnolias, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Lend Me a Tenor, Smoke on the Mountain, I Do! I Do!, Camelot and Man of La Mancha. Further theatrical/choral experience includes staged productions of Carmen and La Bohème.
She has performed with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Cooper. Additionally, Ms. Stanley was the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Grand Mass and Rutter's Magnificat with the Beckley Community Chorus under Dr. Daniel Spurgeon. She was also a member of the Atlanta Symphony Chorus under Norman MacKenzie for several seasons and has given a number of fundraising recitals for organizations such as World Vision, Autism Speaks and the Arbor Day Foundation. Ms. Stanley is currently a staff singer at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Georgia.