Last year, Fernando Varela, one of three singers from the popera group, Forte, took America’s Got Talent by storm, having finished in the Top 4 acts of the season.
Forte has since carved out a phenomenal career post- AGT, having performed at numerous high profile events, including Carnegie Hall, and for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the 2013 National Tree Lighting Ceremony in the company of operatic star, Renee Fleming, the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin and violinist, Joshua Bell .
However all three singers came to Forte with busy solo careers and have continued to manage their individual careers while still staying doggedly committed to the success of Forte .
Which brings us to the purpose of this article.
Fernando Varela has been on a very hectic North American Solo Tour, playing and thrilling sell-out audiences everywhere he goes.
And, it comes as no surprise to this writer.
Not only is Fernando Varela one of the most gifted vocalists I have ever heard, but also, he is one of the hardest working and most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure to know.
Add to this his humble and giving spirit and you are presented with a very special and inspiring person, both on and off stage.
On Saturday, October 4th, Fernando will entertain the population of the City Of Timmins – well 750 of them, according to the seating plan of the Charles Fournier Auditorium – to an eclectic evening of vocal music.
Expect to hear a little of rock n roll interspersed with an operatic aria or two! Fernando aims to please and he has the voice and the persona to do so.
He will be accompanied at the piano by the incredibly talented Kyle Mattingly, who also arranges the orchestration for the show’s repertoire.
In addition, Violinist/Fiddler, Meagan Gertken will add a special musical flair to the performance.
Run out and purchase your tickets now – reserved seating – at the Timmins Square Customer Service Booth and/or purchase them at the door the night of the performance.
And your money will go to a good cause as partial proceeds will be donated to the North Eastern Ontario Children’s Foundation.