Archive for December, 2010

Concerto di Natale XVIII Edition 2010

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On 4 December, 2010, Claire McCartin, as part of a selected few from the choir ‘Voices’, participated in the eighteenth edition of Concerto di Natale, the traditional television appointment on RAIDUE broadcast on the night of December 24th, providing a musical backdrop on Christmas Eve for all Italians. ‘Voices’ backed international renowned artists like:

Irene Grandi, the Italian singer-songwriter; Noa, the marvellous Israeli voice fighting for peace in the Middle East; Antonella Ruggiero, the unrivalled historical voice of Matia Bazar; Lighea, singer-actress, passionate about social issues; Maria Abela, Maltese soprano of ever-increasing popularity; the duo Musica Nuda; the talented Sonhora; Cesaria Evora from Cape Verde, the worldwide queen of “Morna”, a genre that merges Brazilian rhythm with the aching melancholy of Portuguese Fado; the Italian soprano Katia Ricciarelli. Other artists included in the event were Gigi D’Alessio, the icon of music from Naples; Les Pretres, a new group of priests ranking first amongst the top 50 in the music scene in France; the tenor Maurizio Tassani, who first started out in a TV programme, Italia’s got talent; the New York State Gospel Choir, and the fabulous Al Jarreau, an American music legend, the only person to have ever won three Grammy Awards in three different genres – pop, jazz and rhythm and blues.

All sang live accompanied by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Renato Serio, with the show being presented for the fourth successive year by Mara Venier.
The concert was produced by Prime Time Promotions to support the campaign of solidarity “HAITI CHIAMA” promoted by the Don Bosco Foundation Worldwide, a Salesian organisation committed to raising funds to support Salesian missions around the world.


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