Erasmo (Orazio) Aiello, tenor
Melinda Coffey Armstead, piano & organ
‘O Marenariello . . . S. Gambardella
Mattinata . . . Ruggero Leoncavallo
Con Te Partiró . . . Francesco Sartori
Te Quiero Dijiste . . . Maria Grever
Ch’ella mi creda . . . Giacomo Puccini
There Is A Balm In Gilead . . . traditional Spiritual
You Raise Me Up . . . Brendan Graham & Rolf Løvland
Il Maltija . . . Maltese Country Dance
Not often will you hear a beautiful voice like that of Orazio Aiello, our distinguished dramatic tenor. (You can be a long way away and still easily hear him.) He sings with passion, but also with taste and artistry. Today he will sing in his native Italian as well as English and Spanish. If you are in the same room, you will find that it is a whole-body musical experience, even sitting in the last row. It is indeed a pleasure to have him here today, singing music of love and healing.
He is also a professional baker (owning Palermo Bakery), and in the better restaurants around the peninsula you will no doubt have tasted his delicious bread. He bakes like he sings, to please a large audience of people with excellent taste.