Her Voice: “Ingrid has an instrument with a rich, round, warm, honeyed color, and is very much at home in a variety of styles”, says renowned American-Canadian musical director and conductor Clyde Mitchell, who has worked with artists such as Michael Buble, Mel Torme and David Foster and every major Canadian orchestra. Ingrid is widely admired for her soulful and soothing interpretations of popular adult contemporary favorites as well as her dynamic and playful renditions jazz classics. Her sound has the warmth of Diana Krall, the purity of Eva Cassidy and tenderness of Sarah McLachlan.
Her Appearances: Orchestra: Ingrid has enchanted audiences with many orchestras in both pops and classical capacities, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Kootenays, Lions Gate Sinfonia (North Vancouver BC several seasons), Prince George Symphony Orchestra, Thompson Valley Orchestra, New Westminster Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Spirit Choir and Orchestra, Calvin Dyck Orchestra, White Rock Orchestra (Maestra Paula DeWitt), Brandenburg Orchestra, The Handel Society orchestra, Company of Instruments Orchestra, Thompson Valley Orchestra and others. Custom orchestrations for her "Rhythms of Your Heart SYMPHONY POPS" show were arranged by her musical director Roy Tan (Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Vatican, Beijing Olympics), as well as Ken Cormier (LiveEnt, Vancouver Arts Club), Clyde Mitchell, Devin Roth (Lego Movie, HotelTransylvania II). She also has a Christmas Sleighride Duo Pops Program with Andrew Greenwood. Samples of her Rhythms of her heart orchestra show can be heard here. Digital Press Kit page has samples of orchestrations. She will also be appearing with a private orchestra at Canadian Maple Film Festival.
Stage: Ingrid has appeared at TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, with Canadian Choral icon Larry Nickel, the 2010 Olympics Cariboo Stage, pianist JD Daniels (Paul Anka, Donnie Osmond, Beyonce), Michael Creber (VSO pops piano, k.d. Lange, Raffi), as well as with various concert series, jazz series, choirs, jazz combos, orchestras and big bands throughout British Columbia. Series include Centennial Theater N. Vancouver, Lillooet Music Society, SCG Series Kelowna, Winding Rivers and more. She has sung in London England, Paris, USA, Mexico and other locations.
Her Concerts: Ingrid's passion lies in masterfully connecting with her audiences through her vibrant stage shows. Performing with either a small combo or a full orchestra, her show is carefully planned so it's seamless in presentation whether she is singing timeless favorites like Danny Boy, Besame Mucho (Spanish), Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Showboat), and Summertime or heartfelt ballads like On My Own (Les Misérables), La Vie en Rose (French), and Songbird. Ingrid has built her show based on Nashville's renowned Live Music producer, Tom Jackson (Taylor Swift). His method is an industry proven technique for engaging audiences naturally night after night. Ingrid is a master at connecting with her listeners.
Her Album: Ingrid's Rhythms of Your Heart album is produced by Grammy-nominated producer Daryl Bennett and features the outstanding talents of Vancouver musicians: Daryl Bennett (cello, drums, percussion, orchestral programming, engineer, mixer), Roy Tan (piano, vocals, arrangements, orchestral programming ), Eli Bennett (saxophone), Vince Mai (trumpet), Dave Martone (guitar), Adam Thomas (bass) and the glamorous Rosemary Siemens (violin). Combined, this team of musicians have won several accolades and have performed and recorded with artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Nickelback, and The Temptations.
Ingrid Mapson brings crowds to their feet with her “amazingly versatile voice that seems to effortlessly span genres” and her “rare ability to sincerely connect to her audience” (Miles Black, Juno Award winning producer/ multi instrumentalist/ composer.)
“Ingrid is a crowd-pleaser with not only her beautiful voice, but also with her stage presence and great comfort in front of an audience." Maestro Clyde Mitchell, every major Canadian orchestra, Mel Torme, David Foster, Canadian Opera Company
"The tunes are classic and she's bringing her own personality to it, Bennett says. "She's extremely schooled. If I ask her to do a certain thing, she nails it the first time. She has an amazing voice - an amazingly pure voice." Daryl Bennett (Grammy Nominated producer)
“British Columbia has many hidden treasures and one of these jewels is ... Ingrid Mapson living in the BC Cariboo.” Dr. Kevin Zakresky (National Geographic Symphony, conductor, ZELDA Symphony former Associate Conductor, Prince George Symphony Orchestra former director
Further references from:
Maestro Jeff Faragher, Conductor, Symphony of the Kootenays
Maestro Bruce Dunn, former conductor Kamloops Symphony Orchestra
“Ingrid Mapson’s talent as a cross-over jazz & show tunes singer is remarkable. She connects to her audience with confidence, authority and charisma. Ingrid will win the hearts of Canadians coast to coast.” Paul Ouellette, Former Member of The Canadian Tenors, artist Manager
"...shows versatility and virtuosity...'Amazing' audience acknowledged" (Bridge Creek Lillooet News)
"Sharing around the world and with BC Touring Council.... Lillooet was treated to an awesome concert by ... Ingrid Mapson" (Lillooet Music Society, Christine Galliazo social media)
"Beautiful singing...!" Michael Creber (VSO symphony pops pianist, Grammy nominated, Raffi )
“…it is one thing to have an incredible voice, but another to entertain as well. It was, as you could tell by the audience standing ovation, a real hit!” (Margaret Evans, President of Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and Area)
Recommendations Maestro Bruce Dunn Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Michael Creber, Dr. Kevin Zakresky PGSO, Miles Black (Vancouver's first call jazz pianist, Juno award winning) among others
MANY MORE QUOTATIONS: DIGITAL PRESS KIT
Book Ingrid Today: Her outstanding show includes everything from the intimate piano and violin setting to the expanded jazz combo and even full orchestra. Also available for corporate work.
Piano and violin
Combo (piano, bass, drums) and violin