Genre: "Musique Neo-Antique" - Harp, vocals, cello and Irish bouzouki (UPTEMPO and ETHEREAL) on top of a percussion/bass foundation; "Tudor" music with a modern edge
Location: Los Angeles, CA
*Carol Tatum - Harp, Irish Bouzouki
*Christina Linhardt - Vocals/Soprano
*Cathy Biagini - Cello
*Percussion-based backing tracks (world percussion, bass, church bells, choir voices, tampura, flute, oud, piano, etc.)
Angels Of Venice
Biography - Trio
HARPIST CAROL TATUM, originally from Dallas, Texas, has been playing stringed instruments since age seven and is the founding member and songwriter, arranger and producer for her group “Angels of Venice” (female trio consisting of harp, voice and cello). Her debut CD on Windham Hill Records (George Winston, Jim Brickman) was chosen “Critic’s Choice” in Billboard Magazine.
Angels Of Venice have extensive recording and performance experience and members of their audiences have included Henry Kissinger, Cardinal Roger Mahoney, Sting, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bob Hope, Tom Hanks, Phyllis Diller, Susan Sarandon, Olivia Newton-John, Ann-Margaret, Christopher Reeve, Ted Danson, Pierce Brosnan and many, many more.
Carol is an ASCAP member, producer and published songwriter with songs on over 20 compilation CDs. Angels Of Venice was the house band for the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) show for two years and Carol has been interviewed three times for the Los Angeles Times Calendar section.
Carol makes her home in Glendale, California and enjoys composition, studying medieval history and rescuing wolfdogs in her spare time.
SOPRANO CHRISTINA LINHARDT has enjoyed an eclectic and versatile career as a concert singer, cross-over artist, actress and dancer working steadily throughout Southern California and Germany. She is most known for her "Classics to Cabaret" musical act which she performed as the headliner for the opening of the Grand Concert Hall Parksalle in Saxony, Germany, as well as the re-opening of the Palace Ligner, Dresden.
In Los Angeles, she is the official national anthem singer for the German Consulate, and represents Berlin every year at the Los Angeles Sister Cities Festival. She also performed her solo cabaret act for the 20 year celebration of the collapse of the Berlin Wall at the legendary House of Blues Gospel Brunch.
For the 2010 Los Angeles Opera Ring Festival, Ms. Linhardt was contracted for two concerts premiering several new musical compositions written for her. In the same year she became a recommended chanteuse for the coveted Southern California Chamber Music Consortium.
As an actress Ms. Linhardt starred on stage opposite Academy Award Winner Maximilian Schell in "Faust Comes to Grand Avenue" in conjunction with the LA Opera and Max Kade Institute, USC.
Ms. Linhardt received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music/Vocal Arts from USC, studied theatre at Oxford University in England, and dance in Senegal and Zimbabwe. She currently performs ethnic dances professionally with the Gypsy Folk Ensemble.
"Possessor of a wondrous voice that can sing just about any song there is, Linhardt is an absolute wonder, a vocalist with an amazing range and expressiveness. She’s no mere technician either. This is a voice that radiates beauty and sweetness as it soars high and far with each note.”---www.Lively-arts.com/Willard Manus
“You won’t believe what she does with the classics-especially the Ave Maria. With some original lyrics thrown in, this CD showcases her broad range and lyrical expressiveness. The arrangements are tops and the orchestrations are crisp, but the best part is that wonderful voice that soars above the notes and engulfs you in pure joy. Try it-you’ll like it!”---www.reviewplays.com
"Talented musician-singer-narrator Christina Linhardt."---LA Times
CELLIST CATHY BIAGINI is much in demand in both the orchestral as well as the recording industry. Currently, she performs as first-chair cellist with Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony and the Redlands Symphony.
Her recent recordings include Angels of Venice, The Winans, Santa Barbara Symphony and the new Disneyland California Adventure Theme Park. Before coming to the Los Angeles area, she was principal cellist for Savannah Symphony for six seasons. Previous to that position, she was assistant principal of Northwest Chamber Orchestra in Seattle.
Ms. Biagini has concertized throughout North America and Europe. Her solo performances have included several appearances with Savannah Symphony and Hilton Head Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Biagini received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Washington, studying with Toby Saks. While at the University, she received the 200+1 Career Grant, winning first prize. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Dietetics.
Currently, Ms. Biagini resides in La Crescenta, California with her husband and two children.
6 CDs (2011 release pending):
"Music for Harp, Flute & Cello"
"Awake Inside A Dream"
"Angels Of Venice"
"Music For Harp"
"Angels Of Venice: Musique Neo-Antique"