Seward is the first stop for the Far North and Pacific Northwest debut for a monodrama, featuring actress Nava Sarracino and original music composition by Christel Veraart. The Child Behind the Eyes, written by Israeli playwright Nava Semel, tells the story of a mother whose son is born with Down syndrome. The night before his […]

Actress Nava Sarracino, director Vivian Melde, and composer Christel Veraart each received career grants from the Alaska State Council of the Arts. Grants that will enable them to travel to their upcoming show of The Child Behind the Eyes by Israeli playwright Nava Semel. Featuring actress Nava Sarricino, the production debuts at the Victoria Fringe Festival […]

A multimedia evening of dynamic storytelling that celebrates the Anchorage Centennial, showcasing the different cultures, dances, music and languages that call this Alaskan city their home. Along with other music, Christel Veraart’s ‘Arctic Aquarelles’ can be heard as backdrop to the fascinating stories of individuals that contributed to the cultural diversity that gave Anchorage the well […]

Christel Veraart launched her CD Inner Landscapes at the Anchorage Museum on Saturday, with a multimedia performance combining her unique sound with images and poetry. The event was sponsored by the museum gift shop which carry all of her CDs. Christel’s music is available through her website, as well as through major digital music distributors […]

It was a concert at Mission San Francisco de Borja Adac (Mexico) that lead to the recording of Musica Sacra. Part II of this story talks about what it took to put together a concert at a remote mission where nobody had sung for the passed 200 years.  Preparations for the concert started a year before, when […]

It was around Thanksgiving 2005 that I first visited Bahia de Los Angeles. Mission San Borja, up in the San Borja mountains and surrounded by its original orchards with hot springs from its founding days. I heard about Indian rock art nearby, about lava-strewn hillsides, and the pristine beauty and serenity of this remote place, […]

This album creates a perfect calm in the storm of everyday life. Meditative, soothing and relaxing, Christel Veraart’s music draws on both classical and modern influences. Ten original compositions take the listener on an enchanting journey through space and time. Referring to her music as Soundscapes, Christel combines sound with images and poetry, creating a unique experience. Her music reflects […]