Award-winning Italian Tenor Michéal Castaldo and Friends to Perform Sacred Sounds and Italian Spiritual Songs—A Fundraiser for St. Barnabas Church, Bayville, NJ, Sunday, June 10, 2018
May 4th - (Bayville, NJ): Sacred Sounds and Italian Spiritual Songs—A Traditional Italian Spiritual Concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Micheal Castaldo and friends will take place on Sunday, June 10 at 7:00p.m., at St. Barnabas Church, 33 Woodland Road, Bayville, NJ 08721. And, as a special preview to the June 10 concert, Micheal Castaldo will be performing a few songs at the 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12 p.m. masses on Sunday, May 27, so that the parishioners can hear his voice and meet him afterward.
This concert is a fundraiser for St. Barnabas Church. Castaldo will perform classic Italian songs of faith from his chart-topping best-selling CDs, “Aceto,” “Olive You,” and “Cinecitta Canta,” accompanied by his string quartet. The production value of this concert is in excess of $75 per ticket, but due to the generous support of its sponsors, the tickets will be available for only $25 for general seating.
Majestic Castle Music Productions, John Crisafulli and Presenting Sponsors Mastapeter Funeral Homes, Inc. and Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals are partnering to help promote the Italian culture and heritage at this Italian Spiritual Concert while raising funds to help St. Barnabas Church, in Bayville NJ, reach its fundraising goals for 2018.
The concert is proudly sponsored by Major Business Sponsors: The Fosbre Family, Bayville, Kearny Bank, Bayville, Tallwoods Care Center, Bayville, The Max Challenge, Bayville; General Business Sponsors: Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River, St. Barnabas Knights of Columbus, Council #8603, Bayville, Casertano's Cucina, Beachwood, Law Offices of Alexandra Nieves-Martinez, Esq. LLC, Bayville, Law Offices of Pasquale Givelekian, Esq LLC, Toms River, Mihlon Family Chiropractic Center, Bayville, Polhemus Cremation Services, West Creek, Richard's Sub World, Bayville, Sand Castle Diner, Beachwood, Wherever Tours, Beachwood, The Amato Family, Bayville, and Woodpecker Press, Livingston, NJ.
The concert is a fundraiser for St. Barnabas Church. 100% of all ticket sales go to St. Barnabas. The tickets are $25.
The concert will capture your heart and imagination with the live performance of songs from Castaldo’s award winning CDs. Even those who don’t speak Italian will be moved by the setting, the songs, and Michéal’s powerful and melodic voice. Over the past ten years, Michéal Castaldo has entertained more than 500,000 people across the USA, Canada, and Europe with creative and rousing renditions of classic Italian songs. Castaldo’s performances are enchanting, heartfelt, and authentic. This will be Michéal’s first concert at St. Barnabas’ Church in Bayville, NJ. In between songs, he treats the audience to stories, spoken in English and Italian, that share moments from his Italian upbringing, tidbits about his musical journey, and insight that went into his song choices.
Live performance of songs from Castaldo’s CDs will include Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, Amici Miei (Amazing Grace), Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On), Va Pensiero, Allelulia (Hallelujah), L'Arcobaleno (Over The Rainbow), Preghero (Stand By Me), Io Credo (Pray'r), Lui Vive In Te (He Lives in You), Tua Immagine (Sound of Silence), Senza Catene (Unchained Melody), I' Te Vurria Vassa, and Nella Fantasia (Gabriel’s Oboe).
Fr. Stanley P. Lukaszewski, pastor of St. Barnabas Church, built in 1966, states, "The magnificence of this House of Prayer, remarkable for its pure modern architecture, the monumental marble alter towering in the sanctuary, the elegance of the unique stained-glass windows and the flood of light effused throughout the interior of the church, coupled with the majestic harmony of the organ music and the rhythmic concert of the bells ringing in the steeple, dazzles the senses and inspires one and all to praise and glorify God.” For more information visit the Church website: http://stbarnabasbayville.com/
Immediately following the concert, refreshments and an olive oil tasting will be served at St. Barnabas Hall with a meet and greet with the artist.
Here’s what the press is saying about the Michéal:
“michéal CASTALDO's Aceto CD is beyond captivating... beyond riveting ... his renditions filled me with tears of happiness.” Joe Franklin (Bloomberg Radio)
“His overwhelmingly penetrating emotions, dreamy voice aims straight for your heart...” Jimmy Norman, The Coasters - Hit Songwriter (Rolling Stones, Bob Marley)
“An amazing Italian tenor” Maria Bartiromo (CNBC)
“A great performer” Joe Piscopo