FALCONER - Vocalist Victoria McIlvain will join Razz and Friends at the Falconer Gazebo Thursday night at 7.
McIlvain, 19, graduated this past spring with an associate degree in music from Jamestown Community College. She plans to continue her education in music performance at Mercyhurst University in Erie where she will focus primarily on operatic and classical music literature.
Even though McIlvain is primarily a classical singer, she has been singing contemporary worship, country, pop and jazz music since middle school. Some of her classical music endeavors have included performances as a guest soloist for the St. Luke's Episcopal Church choir, a guest soloist for President Cory Duckworth's inauguration at Jamestown Community College, and various recitals at JCC and the Infinity Performing Arts Center.
Vocalist Victoria McIlvain, a Chautauqua Lake Voices contestant, is a recent graduate of JCC and will be attending Mercyhurst in August. She will join Razz and Friends at the Falconer Gazebo Thursday night at 7.
Her musical endeavors in other music genres include attendance to a summer blues camp in Chicago in 2012 at Columbia College with a full scholarship, a repeated feature soloist in the Jamestown Municipal Band, and various solo features in JCC music concerts. She is currently in SE93's Chautauqua Lake Voices competition for her second year in a row and will be performing Monday night at 6:30 at the floating stage in Bemus Point.
Razz has also invited well-known area trumpeter John Wilder to help make Thursday's Falconer Park Series a special jazz and pops concert.
Also featured will be trombonist Pete Pepke, from Warren., Pa., known for his work in jazz and Dixie-style music, which will be a major part of this concert.
Razz was recently honored by the village of Falconer by having the series dedicated to him for his musical services to the community over the past 50 years.
The Kiwanis Club of Falconer will provide refreshments.