For those of us professional singers who sing in choirs, Holy Week is one of the busiest weeks of the year. This year was no different. However, St. Peter’s Church presented The Passion According to Saint John, BWV 245 by JS Bach! The church was packed, the choir sounded amazing, the conductor was on point, and the soloists, OMG! Also, I even got to sing a little solo!!! It was a beautiful experience, and I am grateful for that opportunity! Unfortunately, there is no link to share, but I just wanted to share this with you guys!! 🙂

It always amazes me the high quality of musicians we can find here in New York. I would have never imagined that I would have the opportunity to sing Bach and make such sublime Music with great musicians. Last Sunday I got the opportunity to sing the Tenor Aria of the Bach Cantata Wir Danken Dir BWV 29. It was a very rewarding experience, and I am glad to share the recording with you. Enjoy:

And here we go again! Another collaboration with the amazing Kyler Boss! This time, he produced an EDM track based on my piece “Pain is a Virtue”, which is part of my choral album Songs of Sorrow. You can stream the song in all major platforms:

Hi everyone! I am here to tell you the story behind 2 tracks that I released recently:

Boas Festas: YouTube
Around 13 years ago I recorded an arrangement of “Boas Festas” by Assis Valente. I have always adored this song because it is a kind of depressing song that talks about Christmas. I know for a fact that I am not the only one who may feel the blues during this time of the year (long story). Therefore, I have decided to strip away the “samba” approach of the original song and I did a cover with only my voice. 13 years later I decided to record my version again. I made some changes, and now here is the final result:

Old video:
YouTube

Gift of Christmas: YouTube
Back in 2018, I released a single from an original Christmas song called “Gift of Christmas”. The single was well-liked by my fan base. For this year, I recorded a video of the song as a way of wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

Both tracks are available on all major streaming platforms:
Spotify
Boas Festas – Boas Festas Spotify
Gift of Christmas – Gift of Christmas Spotify

Apple Music
Boas Festas – Boas festas Apple Music
Gift of Christmas – Gift of Christmas Apple Music

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

It is that time of the year, again. I went through a lot in 2023, and I can say that it was the most challenging year of my life. However, there is always something to be grateful for. After 7 years of working as a singer for another caroling group, they decided that they did not need my services any longer. I cannot say the reason why, but that happened right after I exposed my political opinions on Facebook. That made me sad, but life goes on. Now, I have all the reason to praise the Dickens’ Victorian Carolers!! This group has been working for more than 20 years, and I love it! Today was my first gig with them, and I had a blast!! This month I will be singing Christmas Carols all over the city and beyond, and once again, I will do what I love this Christmas! If you are good at what you do, you are a decent person and a hard worker, you will always have an opportunity to shine despite the close-mindedness of some people who may feel it is “ok” to jeopardize people’s careers based on political opinions.

More info about The Dickens’ Victorian Carollers can be found here: https://carollers.com/

This past weekend I had a blast singing my brains out with Ember https://www.emberarts.org/.

Not a doubt, one of the most challenging vocal solos I’ve ever done. Rewarding experience!!!

Ember is part of an amazing organization that promotes Choral Music here in the US. Check them out!

I have always been obsessed with this song since I heard it for the first time. The composer, Paulinho da Viola, was spot on! I see myself in the lyrics, and that compelled me to write and record this arrangement. Most may say that I just “killed” the Brazilian vibe of the original song, and most may be right.

Check it out: Listen on Spotify

Back in the 90s, I was a teenager into Electronic Music like so many others. I was never an invested fan or anything like that. I just have an appreciation for the art of making beats and creating dancing tracks that could be the soul of any party.

A couple of months ago I had the idea of making a collaboration with an EDM artist and creating a new EDM track using elements from my Choral Music. I started researching lots 0f EDM artists, and I started listening to a bunch of different tracks on Spotify. One day, I heard a song by Kyler Boss called “Sleep Talking”, and I fell in love with the track. Thank God we live in a connected world, and just by sending him a message, Kyler and I started talking about the possibility of collaborating on a new track. Kyler loved the idea and I sent him my choral piece “Someone Who Dreams”, which was one of the 4 tracks of my first EP “Songs of Sorrow” released in 2019.

Yesterday, the track was released!!!! Here is the link: https://open.spotify.com/track/4nsavLvQEVs5hhtfwGO4lb?si=e7a8523434aa4ec3

Kyler did an amazing job, and I am happy to share that “Sometimes I Dream (Of Nightmares)” is now available on all major streaming platforms!

I could not be happier with our collaboration! Kyler is a very talented EDM artist, and I highly recommend people to check out his work at: https://open.spotify.com/artist/21HyEDohgs6304cm7PPXlg?si=ZovAiODhTB6te_C4I7ayxA

 

Starting this season, I will be serving as the Tenor Section Leader at the illustrious St. Peter’s Church right here in the heart of New York City!

St. Peter’s Church has a rich history of musical excellence and has been a cherished part of this city’s cultural tapestry for generations. I am happy to become a part of this storied tradition and to contribute my voice to the choir that graces this magnificent space.

More about the church: https://www.saintpeters.org/

I am happy to announce that this school year I will be serving as Music Teacher at Ascend Public Charter Schools!

As a passionate advocate for Music Education, I am truly honored to share my love for music with hundreds of people weekly! Their website: https://www.ascendlearning.org/