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[VIDEO]Tenor Trio Forte Raises The Roof At Radio City Music Hall Performing “Somewhere”


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First of all, special thanks to Rickey.Org for posting this video.

That was quick and quick was what I was looking for after Forte’s incredible performance on Tuesday evening’s America’s Got Talent.

Singing the Broadway classic from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, these impeccably talented vocalists added class, poise and elegance to this week’s less than stellar lineup.

America’s Got Talent is a platform and I do believe that this platform has discovered rising stars in Forte members Josh Page, Sean Panikker and Fernando Varela. They will undoubtedly take the world by storm once the show closes the curtain on Season 8.

I am really tickled pink for these guys. They have worked tremendously hard to reach this point in their careers and together have found a way – via Forte – to make their indelible mark in the music industry.

Bravo Forte! Standing O!

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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]Tenor Trio Forte Raises The Roof At Radio City Music Hall Performing “Somewhere””

  1. WOW One of my favorite songs.

    Fernando sings with such PASSION! I am glad to see him at center. I think he’ll become the natural ‘leader’ of the group. Sean sings through a smile – I noticed this even more with The Prayer. Josh’s voice seems ‘young’ to me, but has a beautiful tamber/sound. WOW All three soloists who aren’t afraid to work together as a group – they don’t try to out-sing each other.

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  2. It was excellent. Beautiful performance. Other performances were just too short, but here we really had an opportunity to hear and appreciate them. Great song too, I love West-Side Story.

    ” All three soloists who aren’t afraid to work together as a group – they don’t try to out-sing each other.”
    True. I’d imagine having classical training helps a lot here given as opera singers need to sing in ensembles a lot, and sometimes do it on a very short notice e.g. when replacing someone.

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  3. I also enjoyed the performance and hope the viewing public recognize their talent. They have a few good acts but I haven’t attached to any of them yet.

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  4. Forte got robbed. i was especially dismayed that after singing “the Prayer”, all the judges gave Forte a standing ovation (well deserved) but Howie Mandel ingraciously sat it out. This performance was gorgeous. Whether or not you are a fan of opera, you nonetheless graciously acknowledge a beautiful performance. Mandel should be ashamed of himself. Maybe he needs to be replaced…

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  5. Yes, Susan, I agree. Not a fan of Howie anymore. What a disappointment. He has a narrow scope when it comes to judging talent. Many of us can appreciate all forms of entertainment – whether it be comedy, juggling, dance, acrobatics, magic and illusion – and, of course, singing.

    As a judge to sit and totally disrespect the excellence Forte brought to the show was beyond disgraceful. It was bias in its darkest form.

    Well, Mr. Mandel, you have alienated thousands of fans through your lunatic and disrespectful remarks. Enjoy the lonely road ahead. Kudos

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