Home for Christmas
Award-winning Italian Tenor Michéal Castaldo
and Friends to Perform Home for Christmas
at St. Brigids/Our Lady of Hope Chapel
Westbury, NY - Friday, Dec 4
June 10, 2016 (Westbury, NY) Home for Christmas, a traditional Italian Advent and Christmas concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Micheal Castaldo will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Brigids/Our Lady of Hope Chapel, 101 Maple Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590 (doors open at 4:00 p.m.).
Castaldo will perform classic Advent and Christmas carols from his chart-topping best-selling album, "Extravergine: Christmas in the Mediterranean," accompanied by a string quartet.
This holiday concert will capture your heart and imagination with the spirit of the Christmas Season at the 160 year old, St. Brigids Church (Built in 1856). Even those who don't speak Italian will be moved by the setting, the songs, and Micheal's powerful and melodic voice.Over the past ten years,Michéal Castaldohas entertained more than 500,000 people across the USA, Canada, and Europe with creative and rousing renditions of classic Italian songs. Castaldos performances are enchanting, heartfelt, and authentic. He treats the audience to stories, spoken in English and Italian, in between songs that share moments from his Italian upbringing, tidbits about his musical journey, and insight that went into his song choices. All songs are sung in Italian with a few sung in English as well.
Live performance of songs from Castaldos Extravergine CD will include "Oh Santa Notte" (Oh Holy Night), "E Nato Il Bambino Gesu" (What Child Is This?), "Batte Nel Cuore, Suona Natale" (Little Drummer Boy), "Gioia Nel Mondo" (Joy To The World), "Puoi Sentire Quel' Che Sent Io?" (Do You Hear What I Hear?), and "Astro Del Ciel" (Silent Night). Castaldo translated the well-known Polish carol, "Jezus Malusuenki" now entitled, "Piccolo Jesu," which will also be featured along with "Gloria in Excelsis Deo," "Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle," "Va Pensiero," and "Adeste Fideles."
St. Brigid is known as the Mother Church of Nassau County. The original building was dedicated in 1856 and has been serving the spiritual needs of the ethnically diverse community of the greater Westbury area ever since. Reporter John Keeler received a Pulitzer Prize for his series of articles on the many facets of St. Brigid Parish. In response to a growing population, a larger church was built in 1916. A project is now underway to restore the 100-year-old Norman-style structure. The current Pastor is Fr. Anthony Stanganelli. For more information, visitwww.saintbrigid.net
Alfonso Sposito, president of the Comitato Italiano of St. Brigid said, I first heard Micheal when he was featured on Souvenir dItalia with Giovanna Auriemma. I was struck by his performance and have attended many of his concerts. Once I heard his Christmas concert in New Jersey, I knew we had to bring him to St. Brigids.
Majestic Castle Music Productions and Comitato Italiano of St. Brigid are partnering to help promote the Italian culture and heritage at this Italian Advent Christmas Concert while raising funds to help St. Brigids Church reach its restoration fundraising goals for 2016.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the concert, with a meet and greet with the artist, courtesy of the Comitato Italiano of St. Brigid.
St. Brigids/Our Lady of Hope Chapel (View)
101 Maple Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590
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