Saturday, November 5, 2016 @ 7:30pm
When John, Paul, George and Ringo arrived in North America so many decades ago, they spawned something called Beatlemania and the world of popular culture has never been quite the same. Since then other singers have incited similar musical mayhem and now, we predict, the group Tenore are poised to deliver a similar cultural wallop. Why? Because The Chosen Three—Jason Catron, Mark David Williams and David Wise – Have It All. They have wit, talent, charm and charisma in spades. And, separate from other tenor groups, they add one additional component to their sold out energizing performances – they regularly invite audiences everywhere to sing along with them, creating a powerful concert experience.
The brainchild of Jill Ann Siemens, founder of the Platinum-Selling Canadian Tenors, adoring fans can now see why Tenore is becoming the powerful musical phenomenon that it is. Fans can expect the experience of a lifetime, where the audience irresistibly leaps to their feet, sways to the music and sings along to beloved tunes that everyone knows. This creates an instantaneous connection between artist and concertgoer.
“It doesn’t matter if you have a crowd of 5,000 young people thundering We Will Rock You or a 2,000 strong audience singing Climb Every Mountain,, there is something powerful and indescribable in thousands of voices singing together . It’s nothing new – you hear it daily in stadiums around the world, in flash mobs, and now, in our concerts. We love to sing – and even if we can’t, as long as the person next to us is singing – we’re in!” says Siemens.
Together Tenore unleashes a glorious sound that breaks down musical barriers, draws together diverse cultures, and celebrates a repertoire of lyrical sweetness and dramatic strength. They enjoy a very special chemistry with each other and their enthusiastic audiences.
When a new musical group first arrives on the scene it is an entertainment industry cliché to talk about the “birth” of a new star. With the launch of Tenore, however, three “stars” really have been born. As solo acts, each shone brightly. Together, they are luminous. These remarkably talented and handsome young men have already accumulated a tremendous amount of professional experience and artistic accomplishment. Those individual legacies have now blended together to form something quite extraordinary.
When the group’s Founder, Jill Ann Siemens, is asked why Tenore generates such enthusiasm whenever—and wherever—they perform, she has a simple but compelling answer, “All the world loves a beautiful song and when the song is sung by three inordinately talented and handsome young men, all the better”. Siemens own passion for the tenor voice dates to her childhood when her father, would sing her to sleep with his own beautiful tenor voice.
The tenor voice has always been the “Everest” of musical culture. Think of the “great” Caruso or Mario Lanza. But the present day love affair with the tenor voice probably dates from the inaugural performances of the Three Tenors—Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras—back in 1989. The stunning success of their concert series spawned other acts—the Celtic Tenors, Josh Groban and Il Divo, etc.—but they all had one mission in common: To bring the classically trained voice to a wider—and for the most part non-operatic—audience. Or, as Jill Ann Siemens, pithily puts it, “To make this type of music user friendly for people who don’t know arias from their elbows.”
Tenore combines the stunning vocal talents of Mark David Williams, David Wise and Jason Catron. The award winning team of producer/arranger Kent Hooper and Phillip Keveren, the Prague National Symphony…, several seasoned Nashville studio musicians, and the vision of Jill Ann Siemens, Founder of World-Renowned, Multi-Platinum Selling Artists, The Canadian Tenors, have joined together to create a stunning debut album. This was followed by a recent Christmas album, entitled “Christmas with You”, featuring the Grammy award winning vocal pop star, Heather Headley on the title track. Destined to become a favorite, this Christmas album contains the best of tenor classics and pop music. Nominated in 11 categories with the GMA, Tenore has walked away with 4 awards, including Fan Choice of the Year, Seasonal Album of the Year, Traditional Album of the Year and Song of the Year.
Tenore has criss-crossed the globe from Kampala to California, and along with live TV and award recognition, have garnered an impressive, and loyal fan base. Since their sold out debut tour, they have performed in more than 200 concerts for hundreds of thousands of eager, excited fans.
Tenore interacts with their audience in a personal and lighthearted manner, and it’s rewarding to see all the smiles after a concert. They are now positioned to enter the big stage with a team of professionals that are excited at the prospect of now taking them to the top.