DARIEN'S GOT TALENT 2018
Here are the winners of 
Darien's Got Talent! 


In an unprecedented showcase of talent, twenty-one finalists from Darien and neighboring towns gave it their all onstage on June 23rd! Competing acts from Darien, Westport, Norwalk, Stamford, New Canaan, Trumbull, Port Chester, South Salem, Bridgeport and Greenwich included singers, dancers, and musicians that awed both the audience at Darien High School and the panel of judges, making the selection of winners a difficult one. 

After much deliberation, six winners were chosen from the adult and children’s categories. A People’s Choice Award was given to the finalist with the most online votes in the online portion of the fundraiser. 

Adults:

1st place: Tom Giles for his original piano composition, Skedaddle 
2nd place: Grace Herbert for her ukulele and vocal performance of Percy Mayfield’s Hit the Road Jack 
3rd place: Erick Sanchez for his operatic performance of Questa a Quella by composer Giuseppe Verdi. 

Children:
1st place: Cary Wang
 for his piano performance of Brillante, Op. 34, No.3 
2nd place: Anton and Joseph Klettner for their violin and piano duet of Freddie Mercury’s Don’t Stop Me Now
3rd place: Mia and Kai Sparks for their piano duet of Le Pas Espanol, Op. 56, No. 6

People Choice Award: Isabelle Seeman 

Congratulations to all!


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Seasoned director, Carole Claps orchestrated the evening’s performances seamlessly, with the skillful help of Chris Coogan as musical director and Raymond G. Michaud as Master of Ceremonies. During the judges deliberations, a slideshow of entries from the DAC’s smartphone photo contest, Pic Darien was screened. Executive Director Amy Allen thanked sponsors, producers and the crowd for their support, and invited all to enjoy the Darien Arts Center’s offerings.

150 guests, including sponsors, winners and judges attended the exclusive post show party, Darien’s Got Taste, enjoying outstanding cuisine, entertainment by pianist and Darien High School 2018 graduate Jonathan Kim and celebrating with winners. Donors to Darien’s Got Taste included Atria, Aux Delices, Blue Wave Taco, Cesco’s, Chocolate Works, Crunch Fitness, Fisherman’s Net, Fjord Fisheries, Height’s Pizza, Meatball and Co., Michael Josephs, Scena Wine Bar, The Goose, Trader Joe’s, Uncle’s Deli and Whole Foods.

Baywater Properties, Maplewood, Shipman and Goodwin, Janney, The Darien Sport Shop, Dr. Rhett Drugge, ERI Builders, Dana Fead, Realtor, Moffly Media, David Osherow, DDS, Palmer's Market, The Pawprint Market, Ring’s End, Total Printing, Darien Athletic Foundation and Andrew Stefanou Salon and Spa generously sponsored the fundraiser, which supports the DAC’s efforts in providing unique opportunities for all ages in dance, visual arts, music and theatre.

See the Finals Show


PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER


Congratulations to Isabelle Seeman!

 

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