Renee Legendre has had a love for the performing arts since her youth and began formal training at the age of 12. Within a few years, she was performing with many community theater groups throughout Massachusetts and began her ministry as a liturgical cantor. During her teenage years, the influence of her father’s music (Jim Porcella) led her to study and begin performing jazz vocals. Renee continued vocal technique and pedagogy, both in the classical and jazz genres, at Westfield State College before moving to NYC to further develop as a performer and continue her studies in private studios. Renee spent several years residing and performing in NYC before returning back to her roots, in the Boston area. While in NYC she performed in several Cabaret shows and mastered her craft as a musical theater performer.When she returned home, she completed a BA degree in Education from Bay Path College. Renee has used her studies in her positions as a classroom teacher as well as a vocal coach for youth and adults alike. Locally, Renee has performed with piano players, jazz trios, and in the two-part vocal show Just the Two of Us, with her father Jim Porcella. In addition, she is the current choir director at St. Bernadette's Parish in Northboro, MA.
Edward Gardella- WICN radio host February 17, 2015
Renee has a quality voice and a style and charm that's such
a treat to witness!
Christine Chiasson- Windsor Place Wilmington October 17,
Renee Legendre is a GIANT cut above your average
entertainer. She is a pro; polished, engaging, smooth,
utterly professional and has a voice that'll knock your
socks off. Not one sour note in the bunch! Every song was
spot on and her selection was met with rave reviews from our
audience. I've been booking musicians for over 20 years and
have learned to be enormously selective over whom I hire for
the upscale population I serve