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Lauren Smith and Chris Woods

Lauren Smith & Chris Woods

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Lauren Smith is a professional singer that covers all styles from opera to musical theater to jazz, pop, rock and r&b. She performs around the world with such groups as Sonication, MASS Ensemble, and the Elevation Orchestra. She also performs with the Hutchins Consort, with whom she recently toured with in Mexico for the Ortiz (FAOT) Festival.

She has been a soloist with the Southeast Symphony, and has performed with L.A. Opera Company at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. She was a featured singer on the House Full of Toys benefit by Stevie Wonder at the Nokia L.A. Theater, in which she performed alongside the legendary musician. Also as an accomplished dancer in tango and modern jazz.

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Chris Woods began his studies of the violin at the age of four and graduated from the Manhattan School of Music.  He has worked with some of the top artists in the world, including Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Clay Aiken, Faith Evans, Outkast, Rickie Byers-Beckwith, Black Eyed Peas, and Dr. Dre. He also is a composer, arranger, and producer as well as concertmaster of the Southeast Symphony and Center Stage Opera. He has performed on such shows as American Idol, America’s Got Talent, the Grammys, the American Music Awards, and others, and has worked as a music consultant for television shows. He is a member of the Hutchins Consort which recently toured in Mexico to rave reviews