The Voice from Assisi
Friday, May 12 at 8:00pm
“Behind every successful tenor is … a story. Pavarotti was a larger than life character who understood how to popularize sometimes difficult music. Bocelli overcame his blindness to become a superstar and has managed to bridge the divide between popular and classical music. Friar Alessandro fits very well into this tradition.”
From “The Singing Friar”
British TV Documentary
When you meet Friar Alessandro Brustenghi you realize straight away there is something beatific, possibly angelic about him. Slight and sweet in his brown Friar’s garb. When we meet in the Porziuncola-Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli/St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi he talks about the troubled passionate saint with empathy.
Like St. Francis, Friar Alessandro, 34, has multiple missions and was conflicted in his past. His journey to his final vow, was a precarious soul search, like St. Francis himself.
For a long time his music and his faith were hanging in the balance. Fortunately the release of Voice of Assisi shows that ultimately neither was sacrificed. His voice is pure and pain soaked. The songs heartbreakingly beautiful. Alessandro’s eyes have a permanent twinkle. In his voice you hear the essence of who he is, of being filled with love.
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Support for this concert provided by Charles & Shirley Drury & Family and Schlapprizzi Law