The Canadian Tenors Performing At The Emmy Awarda On September 18th, 2011

Masterclass Monday: The Canadian Tenors Rock The Emmys


Last evening, The Canadian Tenors sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during the live telecast of the Emmy Awards. It accompanied a touching slideshow in tribute of television and film stars who had died during the past year. The video can be accessed below this article.

It was a beautiful moment in the otherwise chaotic telecast of the Emmys. By the time Michael Bolton, well, bolted on to the stage dressed as a pirate, I was left in a state of confusion over the focus of this ridiculous show.

Thank heavens for the class, professionalism and musicality of The Canadian Tenors. Their harmonies were just so beautiful, seamless and perfectly intoned.

You can download “Hallelujah” on Amazon.Com or on ITunes. It really is one of the most intoxicating performances of this song I have ever heard. Very haunting and ethereal.

From everyone here in the MCL community, we would like to congratulate The Canadian Tenors for forging yet another huge step in their rise to international stardom. Bravo!

About Masterclass Lady

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 “Masterclass Monday: The Canadian Tenors Rock The Emmys”

  1. What an honor for The Canadian Tenors. An absolutely stunning rendition of this song, one of my favorites.


  2. They were absolutely amazing! I get goosebumps everytime I hear it. I know they have some cities in the US, I hope they come to my area next year, I would love to see them at the fox


  3. MCL, once again, thank you so much for posting this! Would have missed it without you. Count me in, I’m a fan :)))


  4. Hey Maggie and Janey. I am glad you enjoyed the video. I had the privilege of discovering these guys at the very start of their careers and booked them to perform in my hometown three years ago.

    They are the sweetest, most genuine group of men and work tremendously hard at their vocal craft.


  5. Mountain Lake PBS has exclusive Canadian Tenors Tickets! The tickets are for their concert on Sunday November 27th at 3:00pm at Place Des Arts in Montreal. These best of house tickets are $175 for a pair and $90 for a single ticket. To purchase please go to


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