Kitsch n'Sync is a ladies' singing trio that celebrates the best songs of the 1940s, 50s and 60s girl groups.
The group was born from the friendship and musical connection formed between Karen Mason and Kim Foreman-Rhindress when they performed together in Kim's own production, Sentimental Journey: A 1940s Radio Play, in Kelowna, British Columbia in the fall of 2013.As members of "The Jingle Gals", Kim and Karen performed a number of songs from the 1940s. They enjoyed singing together so much that when the show ended after 21 performances they knew they had to create another opportunity to perform this great timeless music.
Open auditions were held to find the perfect glam gal soprano to round out the trio, and they were delighted to find Patricia Korthuis, a perfect musical fit who brings years of choral performance as well as her own love of vintage vocals to the group.
Great music and great friendship makes for a fun rehearsal and performance experience.
Kim is a mother of three with a degree in theatre from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and a Solo Performers Degree in voice from Western Conservatory of Music in London. She has performed in musical theatre for over 20 years in New York City, Los Angeles, Florida, Connecticut and Europe. During this time, she also taught private voice, piano and acting.
As owner of Kelowna Voice Lab, Kim is surrounded by music every day but singing with the lovely ladies of Kitsch 'n Sync is special as she gets to explore the great vintage songs they love.
Since the first time she used her hairbrush as a microphone and performed concerts for her stuffed animals in her childhood bedroom, Karen has loved to sing. Whether as part of an auditioned performance choir or alone in her car belting out show tunes at full voice, Karen finds her true joy expressing herself through song.
A mom of two and professional communicator by day, Karen feels so fortunate to have found musical soul-mates in her fellow Kitsch 'n Ettes.
Patricia has been involved with music since she was 4 years old. Her two greatest joys in life are her daughter and her music. One of her favourite quotes is "Music is my life, everything else is a hobby."
She enjoys all genres from classical to Broadway an currently sings in two auditioned choirs. Her "old soul' love for the music of the 40s, 50s and 60s makes her thrilled to be part of Kitsch 'n Sync.