Helen Welch & Friends

 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 
8:15pm-10:15pm  
Hoover Auditorium

Take the swing of Ella Fitzgerald, sprinkle in the warm alto tones of Karen Carpenter, and add some soul and cheeky British humor to get world-renowned, critically-acclaimed vocalist, entertainer, producer and bandleader Helen Welch.

Welch’s beautifully-arranged and entertaining shows have intimately engaged audiences and packed houses around the globe.

Broadway World boasts, “Helen’s sophisticated vocals and humor leave the audiences breezily enchanted.”

A native of England, Welch began her career on television’s "Romper Room." Since her early success, she has headlined with world-class organizations, such as the BBC Big Band, Glenn Miller Europe, Opus One and others at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues.

Additionally, she held starring roles in a variety of popular musicals, including Hello Dolly, Barnum, Carousel, 42nd Street, Calamity Jane and Oliver Twist.

After a very successful run in the UK, Welch relocated to the U.S. to guest star in the Broadway musical Smokey Joe’s Cafe.

Her immediate success landed her as a fronting vocalist for The Cleveland Orchestra, The Breckenridge Summer Orchestra, The Grant Park Symphony Orchestra (Chicago), The Florida Symphony and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.

Since then, Welch has been producing her own shows for Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, The Akron Civic Theatre, Chautauqua Institution, Lakeside and many other theatres and performing arts centers.

In 2016, her musical release “Spellbound” was an entry for the Traditional Pop Category of the Grammy Awards.


Purchasing a Daily, Friday, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission to Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate ‘ticket’ is not necessary to attend a show or concert. As always, kids age 12 & under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional fee. A Daily, Friday or Saturday Chautauqua Pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7 p.m. the following day. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online below or upon entering the gates of Lakeside.

The doors to Hoover Auditorium open a half-hour prior to the start of the show or concert. Seats are not reserved, but available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and beverages are prohibited inside Hoover Auditorium. Please present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering and exiting Hoover Auditorium and the Lakeside Chautauqua gates.

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