Kristin Fung.

Kristin Fung.

An Ovation performance

Rising stars coming to Delta church.

Two rising singer-songwriters will perform in Delta on April 9.

Kristin Fung and Christine Magee will perform at 7 p.m. at Cedar Park Church (5300 44 Ave.) during the ongoing Ovation performance series.

Having won the E.V. Young Award for her acting in “The King and I” at Theatre Under the Stars, and debuting in the 2010 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival at Granville Island, Fung is a vibrant soul, R&B and pop singer who is inspired by Sharon Jones, the Dap Kings, Sarah Vaughan and Stevie Wonder.

Fung holds a classical voice degree from UBC and fronted the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir as a soloist in their 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Tsawwassen’s Magee will sing solos and will collaborate on some songs with Fung.

Also receiving her bachelor’s of music from UBC, Magee now runs an active music studio teaching piano, voice and guitar in Tsawwassen as well as performing across Canada as a soloist and with ensembles such as chamber vocal ensemble Musica Intima.

Magee has been composing and arranging music since 2002 and debuted her first album, Overcome in 2007. She was awarded “Best Jazz and Blues Song of the Year” at the GMA Canada Awards.

Her style combines soul-pop, jazz, gospel, to rock with a classical edge on the piano.

The Ovation performances benefit local charitable organizations and causes such as the Delta Hospice Society, the Community Fund of Faith and the Little House Society.

The April 9 concert, produced by Michelle Jones, will support the “Imagine That” Arts Camp that will run this summer at the church.

The camp will offer arts programs to young children in the community – including visual, performing and culinary arts and creative writing.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Cedar Park Church Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to reserve tickets, email jones-inc@telus.net or call 604-720-3392.

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