TSE Members: Yetta Mae Hansell Bednarz (soprano 1 & 2/artistic director), Nicole Germain Rebelo (soprano 1 & 2), Sabina Lewis (soprano 2 alternate) Shenita James (mezzo/artistic director), Nicole Michele(mezzo), Maxi Wood (mezzo alternate), Diego Iglesias (tenor 1), Coleman Flentge (tenor 2), Glenn Sheffield (bass 1), Joel Mercer (bass 2), Brandon Martin (bass 1) and Teresa Ancaya (accompanist).
The Tampa Spiritual Ensemble is dedicated to presenting The Tampa Bay Area with quality recitals, concerts, and Black History programs that feature celebrated and rising African-American composers and performing artists, as well as providing an impressive array of education and outreach programs. We sing at Christmas parties, church services, festivals, fundraisers, funerals, private/social events receptions, and weddings. We sing SATB Accapello style spirituals, hymns and gospel as well classical, musical theater, opera, popera (classical crossover) and R & B. Our entertainment packages range from 15 mins up to 2 hours depending on your event.
Our artists are professional, classically trained and come from diverse backgrounds. Our members have performed internationally and nationally in Argentina, Austria, Brazil Philadelphia and tri-state areas, New York City, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, and Uruguay. Members have performed with Elysium Concert Opera of Philadelphia, Lancaster Opera Company, Mozart and Friend's Opera Company, Opera Tampa, St. Pete Opera, South Florida Lyric Opera, and Spanish Lyric Theater, concerts with Andrea Bocelli concert at the Tampa Bay Forum, Dubois Seven Last Words, and Handel's Messiah, choral ensembles and singing groups with Bel Canto Opera Singers, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, The Renaissance Singers and Richard Zielinski Singers and with orchestras Florida Orchestra, Imperial Symphony Orchestra, and Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra.
Yetta Bednarz (Soprano),
Nicole Rebelo (Soprano),
Shenita Berrian (Mezzo),
Nicole Evans (Mezzo),
Coleman Flengte (Tenor),
Diego Iglesias (Tenor),
Joel Mercer (Bass-Baritone),
Glenn Sheffield (Bass-Baritone),
Teresa Ancaya (Accompanist)