Michéal Castaldo to Perform at the
12th Annual Italian Heritage Festival of Gloucester County
New York, NY—Michéal Castaldo, an award-winning classical crossover singer and songwriter, will be the featured performer at the 12th Annual Italian Heritage Festival of Gloucester County on October 4, 2015. The festival takes place at the Riverwinds Community Center, West Deptford, New Jersey, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Michéal Castaldo is the living embodiment of authentic Italian culture. A native of Calabria in the “tip of the toe” of Italy, he is an accomplished pop-classical crossover singer of his native songs. He sings a variety of familiar Italian classics as well as pop hits, such as “Notte di Luci (Nights in White Satin),” “Senza Catene (Unchained Melody),” “Io Stavo Con Lei (I Started a Joke),” and “Senti A Musica (Listen To The Music),” in Italian. Castaldo is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, has performed at Carnegie Hall and Shea Stadium, and was featured live on ABC TV for his performance on the red carpet during the 2012 Columbus Day Parade. For more information about Michéal, visit www.michealCASTALDO.com.
The festival is organized each year by Gloucester County Italian Heritage Commission, a not-for-profit corporation organized exclusively for charitable and/or educational purposes. The Festival Planning Committee estimates attendance of 8,000–10,000 people from throughout the tri-state area.
Traditionally held on the last Sunday of September, this year’s festival was moved to October, which is also National Italian Heritage Month, due to the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia on Sept. 26–27.For general information about the festival, visit the Facebook event page.
The festival is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the GC Cultural & Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County.