Video Of The Moment: A Very Pensive Jason Castro


First of all, I would like to give a “shout out” to one of my loyal readers, aptly named ReReader. She was the one that pointed me in the direction of this great video of Jason.

This video highlights the introspective side of Jason’s personality. I sense real depth and sensitivity as I watch him speak and I am sure you will as well.

As I said after my Toronto experience, these young singers are just regular people, on the musical ride of their life; however, once the journey ends, they will be going separate ways. The Idol family will be a beautiful memory.

I am sure the final concert of this tour will be bittersweet indeed. They can finally relax and focus on their individual careers, but also, they will be separated and iisolated from each other in the process.

Hers’s hoping that they remain close friends over the long term.

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

5 Responses to “Video Of The Moment: A Very Pensive Jason Castro”

  1. Oh dear Jason, you will never be boring! However, I do suspect some sleep would help you. We want you to be energize for the entire tour! Please try to rest more and read just a little bit less. Just for one more month, please.

    ReReader, I am so happy I did get to “meet” you this season! You have helped so much in keeping us up-to-date on Jason. What a sweetheart he is! I am betting next season’s Idols may pick up on the various new ways the Idols keep in touch with their fans. THANK YOU!

  2. Thanks for the shoutout, MCL!! I just love this serious side of Jason.

    And you’re welcome, Kariann1–and thanks, too! I bet you’re right about future Idols….

  3. You are most welcome Rereader. It was very well deserved indeed. Jason’s video struck me so much because his gentle manner in the Vlog reminded me so much of our Toronto conversation – he was very pensive yet comical at the same time, so darn sweet and also contemplative about what the future held for him.

    I hope, hope hope that someone nutures that beautiful voice correctly. He learns so much just from reading these articles; just imagine if he was able to enjoy the benefit of personal voice training and coaching!

  4. Hey KariAnn – nice to see you as well! Thanks for stopping by.

  5. It has been a busy time but I do enjoy reading your blog, MCL.

    I hope, hope hope that someone nutures that beautiful voice correctly. He learns so much just from reading these articles; just imagine if he was able to enjoy the benefit of personal voice training and coaching!

    I hope Jason’s Mom passes this onto him!

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