What sets GRAMMY® Award winner and three-time nominee Darlene Koldenhoven apart from the rest? It could be her worldwide 1.5 billion viewing audience on PBS as the memorable soprano soloist in Yanni, Live at the Acropolis; her work in the war-torn jungles of Sierra Leone where she coached musicians and singers whom she took on tour in the US and Canada; production vocal coach/music director/tambourine-waving choir nun in both Sister Act films with Whoopi Goldberg; or her recent donation of time and performances in India with U.N. humanitarian ambassador and Grammy Winning-composer Ricky Kej, for his concerts, videos, TEDx Talk, Shanti Samsara, to raise awareness of climate change and animal cruelty causes she holds dearly. Or . . . being the first-ever inductee into the Indie Music Hall of Fame at the Grammy Museum on 4/28/19.
"It is my sincere wish to make
the world a better place, to live in harmony with and within."
VIDEOS OF DARLENE KOLDENHOVEN
CLASSICAL CROSSOVER, NEW AGE SINGER
Darlene singing "Aria" in "Yanni, Live at the Acropolis"
PBS Video Special"Another highlight was the concert's only vocal performance in which first soprano Darlene Koldenhoven and second soprano, Lynn Davis came from the wings singing Aria in an operatic duet." -Nancy Stetson, Chicago Tribune, 1993
Darlene performs in "One World"
from Shanti Samara CD by Ricky Kej for the United Nations' World Music for Environmental Consciousness, filmed in Bangalore, India 10/2016 featuring Rocky Dawuni, Wouter Kellerman and Darlene Koldenhoven. (Darlene enters at 3:48 - end.)
Darlene sings her tribute song "Remember Me"
honoring our nation's heroes on Veteran's Day11/11/11, Burbank, CA