CHERYL’S STORY

Cheryl’s Story

Welcome to my story! I sing inspirational songs and write essays as an advocate for various health and social causes.
Singing with The Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles*

Singing with The Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles*

I attended universities in Los Angeles, earning a graduate degree in communications and undergraduate degree in economics. As an adventurer and lifelong learner, I answered a job ad to be a presenter on the popular TV show Jeopardy! Amazingly, I filled one of the four original positions of the Clue Crew from auditions of more than 5,000 entrants. Within a few months of reporting to work, my young son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We faced those challenges with the love of family and friends and faith.

For seven adventurous years beginning in 2001, I appeared on the show in video clips taped from across the United States and internationally. I toured cultural, historic, and scientific locations in 12 countries and 35 states. These days, I apply this experience to Cheryl Farrell Communications, a communications consultancy.

My singing roots are deep within the church and I cling to them to this day. It’s understandable that my vocal performances have a common theme of tribute and remembrance. My motto:  “I can sing Motown to the Messiah!”

In professional settings, I’ve performed at historic venues such as the original Motown recording studios, several Broadway stages, Harlem’s Apollo Theater, the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the Jeopardy! stage. I’ve had the honor to perform patriotic songs at sports stadiums.

I write songs that support a cause, offer inspiration, or celebrate life. I hope you find comfort here. Below are a few titles. Scroll down to hear three samples.

  • “Step Out For Life”—theme song for The American Diabetes Association
  • “We Believe In Your Dreams”—theme song uses by organizations that rebuild homes and hope
  • “How Long Does It Take?”—asks and answers the question of when love is realized
  • “I Always Knew”—wedding song that confirms the dream of a life time
  • ·“I Celebrate The Day” (You Were Born)—a birthday song
  • Where Were You?”—a plea for help after the promise of steadfast love
  • “All Things In Order”—a lament and response to the purpose of life
  • “I Can Be Free To Be Me”—jingle used in an industrial video

Bay Heart Music projects include the recording of a CD single entitled, “Promise To Remember Me.” The song was written by two award winning composers (Alan Silvestri and Stephen Schwartz) on behalf of children who live with type 1 diabetes. Proceeds from the recording benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Sing long and live long,
Cheryl Farrell 

*Jeopardy! Christmas Show 2001 with The Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles, Byron J. Smith, Director http://www.spiritchorale.com/

 

Cheryl Farrell Music Samples

The impeded stream is the one that sings.
–Wendell Berry (Quoted in “Callings” by Gregg Levoy)