Melanie Moore - Artistic Director

What's In A Name

When: Sat, May 12, 2018 2:30 & 7:30 PM
Where: Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
Guest Artist: Lee Jamison & Scott Bardin

The Contemporary Chorale was thrilled to have local artists, Scott Bardin & Lee Jamison, back as our special guests. Lee returned to our stage for the second time and Scott was making his third appearance with us! Their superb talent and infectious energy made them an incredible team with whom to share our stage. In addition to welcoming these two talents back, we continued with our bi-annual Virtual Chorale! This year, the (live) Chorale sang the John Denver classic, “Annie’s Song” alongside our Virtual Chorale!

Lee Jamison grew up on the stages of DFW. Appearing professionally since age five, with childhood credits at The Dallas Children's Theater and The Dallas Opera, there was no question performing would take center stage in Lee's life. Lee's family was often chagrined by her serenading crowds at the mall from her stroller, or from her seat at a restaurant. Once she'd finished one song, when her "audience" politely clapped and turned to go about their day, Lee would shout, "wait! I know another one!"

Unsurprisingly, Lee graduated with a degree in Drama Performance from the University of Oklahoma and shortly after, began studying Song Interpretation with Betty Buckley. Armed with this training, Lee returned to DFW stages, including Theatre Three, Uptown Players, Casa Manana, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, Stage West, Dallas Children's Theater, and Stolen Shakespeare Guild. Lee also enjoys her work in voice acting, dialect coaching, and music direction.

Lee's other passion is animal rescue. In 2016, Lee founded the 501c3 non-profit rescue organization, Awwdoptable, Inc., to secure, rehabilitate, and rehome companion animals of the greater DFW communities. Lee has found that singing to orphaned neonatal kittens or puppies who are being hand-raised increases their survival rate exponentially. The healing power of music...

Lee is thrilled to be singing with The Contemporary Chorale! Artistic Director, Melanie Moore, and Lee have worked together on several creative projects over their 20-year friendship, and this one promises to be the most exciting. Sit back, relax, and enjoy being whisked away to another Time and Place...

Scott began working in theatre while in high school, and has continued for the last 40 years. He attended Oklahoma Baptist University with Melanie Moore, studying voice with Dr. Don Clark. He has spent the last 30 years working in the Dallas/Ft Worth theatre world, with venues ranging from WaterTower Theater in Addison, Deep Ellum Opera Theater, Theater Three, and the Music Hall at Fair Park to Mainstage I-LC, GLCT, and Onstage Bedford. He worked as a featured soloist for the Dallas Summer Musicals for 11 years, performing throughout the Dallas area. Favorite roles in the theatre include Arthur/Camelot, Frederick Graham/Petrucchio/Kiss Me Kate, Sky Masterson/Guys and Dolls, Captain Corcoran/HMS Pinafore, Charlie Anderson/Shenandoah, and Caldwell B Cladwell/Urinetown (twice!). He has begun directing in recent years, and looks forward to much more in the years to come.

  • Annie’s Song
  • Candy
  • Mr. Cellophane
  • Maria
  • This is Me
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
  • Alice’s Theme
  • Jolene
  • Hello, Dolly
  • Proud Mary
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Linus and Lucy
  • Alfie
  • Suddenly Seymour
  • Sara Lee
  • Bill Baily, Won't You Please Come Home?
  • Melinda
  • They Call The Wind Mariah
  • Dear Theodosia
  • Lizzie's Comin' Home
  • This Is Me
  • Sweet Caroline


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This organization is funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission .