Tshombie Selby.

It’s always good when local talent starts the climb to the top, and that certainly seems the case with Tshombe Selby.

Next Sunday, April 22, Tshombe will be taking a break from his developing NYC career to bring. An Afternoon of Spirituals and Arias to All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores.

Sponsored by The Bryan Cultural Series, this should be a remarkable afternoon (begins at 4:00 p.m.) of vocal music.

There is amazing power to his voice, yet he is able to control that power, modulate it and the result is a remarkably compelling performance.

Tshombe’s story is really one of local youth makes good in the world. He grew up in Manteo, went to high school there and off to Elizabeth City State University where he majored in vocal performance. Along with being a bus driver for the school distict, he was the assistant choir director at the Lost Colony for a couple of years, before he headed to New York to see where his career will take him.

He’s not soloing at the Met yet, but all indications are things are going well for him and he’s following his dream.

Tshombe’s concerts will be a wonderful opportunity to hear a wonderful vocalist at the top of his game.

Tickets are $15 and are available at Duck's Cottage Coffee & Books in Duck, Downtown Books in Manteo, Grays Dept. Store in Kitty Hawk BS Sea Green Gallery in Nags Head.