ColdPlay, Beyoncé, Bruno. Doesn’t Get Much Better Than That at The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show #SB50

  What a fantastic journey for all of us during the  Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. There were fireworks and marching bands during ColdPlay’s musical segment but, undeniably, their fantastic songs were front and center. 

 I have to say, though, that the audio feed was pretty weak.  I could barely hear Chris Martin. Can these audio engineers  ever get it right?  

But, then came Bruno Mars and his Uptown Funk, with Mark Ronson on the DJ Board.   I could hear him just fine – not all the time but better than Chris Martin and Coldplay. And, man, can that boy move!  I could watch this guy all night. So much talent, so much charisma and that song is ridiculously contagious in the best way possible. 

Then the diva of the night, the talented Beyoncé, hit the stage – well, the grass really. She performed her newly released single, “Formation“, before rocking  on with Bruno and his gang.   They did the Uptown Funky dance together. Then Chris Martin of Coldplay joined in and the three together were dynamite.  So much musical talent on that stage. Incredible. 

Finally, all three artists performed with a ton of background vocalists and dancers and, of course, the traditional fireworks display while a video collage of past Super Bowl performers were streamed across our TV screen. What a tremendous moment in time this was. 

Don’t believe it? – Just watch! 

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

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