CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY ITALIAN STYLE
We are fast approaching the Holiday season in New England and soon shoppers will be fanning out to find presents to share with friends and family. For the music aficionados on your list the latest CD from Il Volo, Buon Natale may be the perfect gift. This CD is part of a Christmas Special for television recorded earlier this year in Miami and soon to be released on most PBS stations. The group is managed by the savvy Michele Torpedine. The instrumentals on the CD are produced by the dynamic team of Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis.
Il Volo, are comprised of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble. The young singers hail from Italy and are presently wrapping up a lengthy concert tour that took them from Canada all the way to Argentina, delighting their vast audience of English and Spanish fans in the Americas. They appeared as special guest artist during Barbra Streisand’s tour Fall 2012. And, have sung at the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in December of 2012.
Il Volo are unique in today’s music scene presenting the full-bodied harmonics of a romantic baritone, lyric and dramatic tenors. Their vocal range has taken them from classic Italian songs such as their signature, “O Sole Mio” to “Torna a Surriento/Surrender” demonstrating remarkable competence in such operatic standards as “Non Puede Ser” and “En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor”. Il Volo are notable in their presentation of pieces by Sinatra, Elvis and Elton John. They delight with the great songs of stage in “Maria” and “Memory”. Their natural vocal talents along with warm and endearing charisma make for a spectacular star on your Christmas Tree.
While new fans will be delighted with the classic Christmas play list, returning fans will appreciate the inclusions of “Ave Maria” sung in its native language, “White Christmas” and a sweet version of “Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad” sung with Belinda the Spanish-born Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. Belinda’s sweet, gentle ultra-feminine performance is more pronounced beside the masculine presence of Il Volo. The artists demonstrate international versatility with songs in German, Spanish, English and their native Italian. From the sacred to the secular, there is something for everyone.
Fans in Italy can look forward to the scheduled performance at Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi in Perugia Italy this Holiday season. “Panis Angelicus” will take on a whole new meaning sung under such an auspicious crown. Bravi!
Buon Natale: The Christmas Album is sure to become a classic recording for the holiday party season.
v Ave Maria
v Holy Night
v I’ll Be Home For Christmas
v Silent Night
v Christmas Medley: Jingle Bells Rock / Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow / It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
v White Christmas
v Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
v Mis Deseos / Feliz Navidad [feat. Belinda
v Panis Angelicus
v The Christmas Song [feat. Pia Toscano]
v Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
v Stille Nacht
v Notte Stellata (The Swan)
“Buon Natale: The Christmas Album”
by Il Volo
© 2013, Frances Ann Wychorski