â€œI believe God made me for a purpose, and when I sing, I feel that itâ€™s something that I am meant to do.â€
Discovery of new young talent is always the objective of this site, but rarely are we so fortunate to find a talent like twelve year old Sheridan Archbold. While nearly every genre and style of music has been showcased here, one genre has been sorely neglected. Of course Iâ€™m speaking of Classical music and Opera. Not because we donâ€™t recognize the importance and beauty of this style of music, but because finding a youngster who can do it justice is not a simple task.
Sheridan is billed as â€œThe Worldâ€™s Youngest Soprano Crossover Operatic Singer.â€
While Iâ€™m not certain heâ€™s the youngest, he certainly is one of if not the most talented I have ever heard. The clarity of his vocals, his perfect pitch and tone, and his use of vocal techniques beyond his years has earned him the right to be respected as a true professional performer.
In fact Sheridan has a most impressive resume for a young man his age!
I think what caught my eye watching him for the first time was his short comedic openings that he has for every music video he creates.Â It’s in these short openers that you can catch a glimpse of this young man’s personality and the tool he uses to connect with his viewing audience.
You can also see his Live Standing Ovation Performance of this song where he was named the Grand Award Winner for the 2013 Mid-South Junior Youth Talent Contest.
After recently making contact with Sheridanâ€™s parents through Facebook I found to my delight that Sheridan was willing to share his story with me for todayâ€™s publication. I asked him a variety of questions which he answered by providing the followingâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.
Story of my life
â€œI was born in Chicago. When I was 3 days old, I got very sick. Miraculously I recovered, and my parents were very happy and at that moment they understood, that God had prepared me for something very special.â€
â€œWe have lived in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Australia. We now live in Yorkville, a small town in Illinois.