Ms. Donovan loves creating concerts that are unique, customized, and intimate. This includes her Scottish Texan group Texas Lassies, and her rotating ensemble Accidental Cadence. Each of these are customized to match the needs and personalities of the audience, and they are brought to life through creative staging, programming, instrumentation, and storylines. Her captivating recitals often serve as repertoire mash-ups, offering audiences arias along with musical theater, jazz, traditional celtic, and art song, as well as some of her own arrangements .
Ms. Donovan’s nimble explorations of meaning and text energizes audiences!
Texas Lassies includes Corrie on vocals and drums, Jennifer Carr at the piano and vocals, and Andy Hackbarth on the guitar and vocals. Jennifer and Corrie are both Scottish women who also call Texas their home.
Growing up, Corrie spent summers in her father’s homeland Scotland, where she and her sister regularly sang traditional celtic music for friends, family, and private events. It was the music’s chant-like storytelling and emotional directness that got to her and have influenced her approach to music. Jennifer's family also hails from Scotland from Clan Macleod.
Together they bring their love of celtic music along with their years of experience in both opera and musical theater, to create themed mash ups of their favorite works from arias, musical theater gems, jazz tunes, to celtic celebrations.
Their premier concert took place in the mountains of Colorado where they performed to a sold-out audience that themed around Music's Favorite Women.
This rotating ensemble serves as a group of classically trained musicians who create customized concerts for private, corporate, and special events. The repertoire includes iconic arias, art song, and musical theater.
Aside from concerts, this ensemble also serves to premier Corrie's classically reimagined arrangements. From Saint-Saëns to Puccini, these works are meant to make you rethink what you know about your favorite classical pieces.
Work coming soon...
Perot Museum Musical Social Science Event -Performed with Evan Mitchell on the piano