Sons of Serendip took the country by storm in 2014 when they competed on America’s Got Talent, performing for 15 million TV viewers and reaching the show’s “Final Four.”
The group’s success was no surprise to the Stonehill community, who know lead vocalist Micah Christian ’06 well from his time in our Chapel Choir and as part of the
Now, for the first time since they broke onto the national music scene, the group will visit campus for a special Christmas concert for the Stonehill community in the Pettit Atrium of the Shields Science Center on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for students and $35 for faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, available online here. Students can purchase tickets, using their Hill Card or cash, at the Information Desk in the Dining Commons. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends can purchase tickets by visiting the Advancement Office in Merkert-Tracy Building and by calling 508-565-1341 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
After graduating from Boston University with a master of divinity in 2012, Christian and his wife, Jocelyn Vierra ’08, volunteered in Peru for a year. When they returned, Christian taught in Cambridge and was preparing to apply to a doctoral program.
However, the producers of AGT had other ideas, reaching out to see if he’d compete on the show. Without a group of his own, Christian contacted three talented musician friends – Cordaro Rodriguez, Kendall Ramseur and Mason Morton – and Sons of Serendip was formed. The rest is history.
In an interview with the Stonehill Alumni Magazine in 2015, Christian reflected on his time at the College and noted that his outlook on life changed while volunteering in Honduras on a Campus Ministry spring break trip. (left Micah and his wife, Jocelyn with Fr. John Denning at Reunion 2016)
“Campus Ministry taught us to work to create a more just and compassionate world. I hope my music does just that. These shows give you a taste of fame, which can get in your head and mess with your way of thinking. It is easy to lose track of what’s really important. Stonehill helps me remember to stay grounded,” he said.
“Returning to Stonehill to perform with the Sons of Serendip is something I am looking forward to very much. Jocelyn and I have so many friends on campus and I know the atmosphere for the concert will be electric,” added Christian.
We’re proud to have Christian back on campus to kick off the holiday season. Join us in welcoming Sons of Serendip next month! Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 9th. You can purchase them here.
For more on Sons of Serendip and to hear some of their music, visit here.