From Eduardo Di Capua to Henry Mollicone, we are “one bread, one body” and worship in many musical ways, “one Lord of all.” This is our worship music model for the summer. Summer worship is a blended liturgy because we are a people of diverse tastes and skills. We hope that you find yourself singing more and, in high hopes, you take stronger and spirited singing voices back to the liturgy of your choice in September.
We welcome Francesco Bochicchio, Tenor and recent graduate of North Allegheny High School, soon to be a new student in vocal performance at Cleveland Institute of Music and just returned from the Summer Music Study in Hungary program in Szeged. . Francesco sings two very familiar secular pieces; The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha and the iconic Italian love song, O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua. Di Capua was a Neapolitan singer and songwriter and this song is still sung by the greatest of operatic singers. Francesco channels Pavarotti in his rendition today. Thank you Francesco for being with us and all the best in your vocal performance pursuits.
Henry Mollicone’s choral anthem, “Hear Me Redeemer,” is a Gospel style anthem for mixed voices, solo voice and piano. It is the composer’s most performed work, and has been sung both in the US and many other European, Asian, and South American countries. Mollicone is an American composer and music teacher. He currently resides in Saratoga, California.
Our annual concert series begins next week, Sunday August 20 at 4:00 PM with a performance of Summer Singers, the summer version of St. Paul’s Chamber Choir in Residence, Voces Solis. Always a musical treat, Summer Singers is comprised of local musicians, many who are elementary and secondary school music teachers who on their summer off get together to sing wonderful choral music.