SOCIETY OF SINGERS: TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MATHIS - 9/24/2006 Hosted by Society of Singers President Jerry F. Sharell
SOCIETY OF SINGERS: TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MATHIS - 9/24/2006
Hosted by Society of Singers President Jerry F. Sharell, with performances by Johnny Mathis, Patti Austin, Burt Bacharach, Dave Koz, Frank Sinatra Jr., Take 6, Fred Travalena, Dionne Warwick, Gordon Goodwin and others. Mathis' hits include “Chances Are”, “The Twelfth of Never” and “Wonderful! Wonderful”. The 15th annual ELLA Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Filmed using multiple cameras.
SOCIETY OF SINGERS was co-founded in 1984 by Ginny Mancini, widow of Academy Award-winning composer Henry Mancini, and Gilda Maiken Anderson and Donna (Fowler) Manners of the vocal group "The Skylarks". Their aim was to help singers in need, as there is no union or guild that exclusively represents the rights of singers. It is the mission of SOS to benefit the health and welfare of professional singers by providing emergency assistance and other human services to those in acute financial need. Additionally, the SOS Vocal Arts Scholarship Program helps deserving students take their first step toward becoming professionals in the vocal arts. Tuition-based scholarships are granted to those pursuing Masters degrees in Voice.