Update: Forte Tenors Fans raised $3,135 in Forte’s name (goal was $3,000) for Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation for Autism. Sean, Josh & Fernando were extremely appreciative about this. They kept saying, “Best Fans Ever!” (and we kept saying, “Best Tenors Ever!”).
According to The Golden Hat’s Facebook page, their mandate is this:
“We are dedicated to changing the way people with autism are perceived by shining a light on their abilities and emphasizing their great potential”
The concert was a tremendous success but Forte riveted the audience with phenomenal performances which earned them ovation after ovation.
Backed by a 90-piece orchestra and a 260 voice choir, they were featured in the last third of the concert where they performed Caruso, The Prayer with guest appearance by Cami Bradley, My Heart Will Go On, and Somewhere. Then they closed the concert with Pie Jesu and Nessun Dorma.
All of the songs performed by Forte in Carnegie Hall are included on their newly released CD, Forte. It was officially released on Tuesday, November 12th and has been featured on Amazon’s Top Sellers list ever since.
For those of us who could not make their Carnegie Hall debut, there is this neat little website out there called YouTube.
Have a listen to their incredible, mind-blowing performance of the operatic classic, Nessun Dorma. I guarantee that you will press play over and over and over again.
I will be reviewing the CD in the coming days so come back and check it out.
Have you purchased the CD yet? Better yet, were you at the Carnegie Hall Perormance? Please share your stories in the comments section.