Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Sons of Serendip is a musical group of four friends, who through a series of serendipitous events, came together in graduate school at Boston University. Micah Christian, a former teacher from Randolph, Massachusetts, is the lead vocalist of the group; Cordaro Rodriguez, a former attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, is the pianist and guitarist; Kendall Ramseur, a former cello instructor from Charlotte, NC, is the cellist and vocalist; and Mason Morton, who is a former teacher from Atlanta, GA, is the harpist for the quartet. They have each been playing their instruments since childhood, but in 2014, they came together to begin what they know will be a long beautiful journey of creating music that touches people’s hearts.Micah met Cordaro at the Boston University Chapel one Sunday in 2009. Both shared their unusually identical interests and influences in music, so they kept in touch. Kendall arrived in 2010, and much to his surprise discovered that Cordaro, his childhood friend, was there as well, so they reconnected. Mason, with all his belongings and no housing prospects, arrived at Kendall’s doorsteps on the day he arrived in Cambridge, MA. Kendall’s former roommate had just moved out. Two years later, Cordaro moved in with Kendall and Mason.
Although the kaleidoscope of occurrences seemed to be mergin into some discernibly beautiful image, the viewing chamber kept spinning and whatever was forming collapsed. Started with great optimism, the next few years brought disappointment and discouragement, but eventually yielded acceptance and self-discovery. Their kaleidoscope, properly illuminated, revealed an emerging serendipitous beauty. With their resignation to serendipity there came an astounding fortuitous cascade of wonders.
Serendipity placed before Micah the opportunity to audition for America’s Got Talent. He said yes. Micah asked Cordaro to join him. He said yes. Cordaro asked Kendall and Mason to join them. They said yes. Everyone said yes. Not one of them could even tell you why they said yes, and they all would deny having felt any deep moving conviction to say yes. To say yes was as unforeseen to them as the opportunity itself. Neither would they admit that their yes’s were particularly hopeful or excited ones. Rather, their yes was conceived by a thorough and utter resignation to serendipity. And so, the Sons of Serendip were born.
Sons of Serendip were finalists on season 9 of America’s Got Talent. They have released two albums, Sons of Serendip (2015) and a holiday album, Christmas: Beyond the Lights (2015). They continue to create beautiful music through the use of a harp, piano, cello, and voice. They hope that their music will resonate deeply with listeners and that, in some way, it will make their lives a little better – even if just for a moment.