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MasterClass Monday: Getting To Know The Vocal Phenomenon Known As The Tenors


The Tenors, Under One SkyPicture Credit: The Tenors

I think it is about time I give these incredibly talented guys some more MCL love.  It is bordering on embarrassment that I have not covered their journey to international stardom on a more frequent basis. I apologize. 

Originally known as The Canadian Tenors, The Tenors, comprised of Fraser Walters, Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef and Clifton Murray, have amassed a huge international following in just 8 years. Now, 8 years may seem like a long time for many of you, but, in artist years, it is a moment in time.  Time spent working, writing, performing, networking, promoting and working at one’s craft with vision and determination. 

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to bring The Tenors to our community at a time when people were saying – “who are these guys“?  Will they sell tickets?  

Well, sell they did – three times – to a sold-out audience who wanted more and more and more from these exquisitely gifted and genuine singers. 

Since then, they have moved on to Oprah and Celine, David Foster and Andrea Bocelli, Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney and more. So much more. 

While listening to their promotional video, featured below, I am astounded at the exceptional diversity and vocal capability displayed by these gentlemen.  I always knew they were extremely versatile but, over the past couple of years, they have taken the term “classical crossover” to a whole new juicy level.  

They recently released an album, titled “Under One Sky“, which showcases their songwriting talent in addition to their vocal talent. It is absolutely stellar and I encourage you to purchase or stream it. It is first-class quality all the way and, in a world where we are looking for role models in the world of music, one cannot go wrong with these guys.  They will change the way you listen to music – and for all the right reasons. 

Here is the background story for “Under One Sky“, courtesy of TheTenors.Com 

” The Canadian group has written a handful of songs for their previous three sets, but Under One Sky marks the first time their songwriting talents stand toe-to-toe with their vocal prowess. In the process, they’ve created a rich collection that expands on their earlier efforts, while delving deeper into their collective strength as artists.

“That this band has been seen as just four singers is a bit of a misconception,” said Pereira. “When you peel away the onion, you get many layers. With each album, we built more confidence to write for ourselves.”
The four members wrote individually and in pairs, often teaming with top co-writers including Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Josh Groban) and Steve Diamond (Faith Hill, Eric Clapton).”

You can stream Under One Sky on or download it on

But, before you do, have a look at their magnificent promotional video.

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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

2 Responses to “MasterClass Monday: Getting To Know The Vocal Phenomenon Known As The Tenors”

  1. The Tenors are amongst my favorites from the classical crossover genre.

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