Award-Winning Italian Tenor Michéal Castaldo and Friends to Perform “Italian Christmas Concert in Manahawkin, NJ”

Nov 12, 2019 522

BY: Donna Thompson

“Italian Christmas Concert in Manahawkin,” a traditional Italian Christmas concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Michéal Castaldo and friends, will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3:00p.m. at The Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., Manahawkin, NJ 08050.

Castaldo will perform classic Christmas carols from his chart-topping best-selling album, “Extravergine: Christmas in the Mediterranean,” and his new CD “Christmas in Italy,” accompanied by his string quartet. The production value of this concert is in excess of $100 per ticket, but due to the generous support of its local community business sponsors, the tickets are available for $40 for VIP seating and post-concert reception, $35 Front of Theater, and $25 Rear of Theater.

For tickets, contact or call 609-489-8600 during regular business hours. Physical tickets can also be purchased directly from the presenting sponsor, A Tour of Italy of Smithville, New Jersey, located at 3 N. New York Road, #10, Galloway, NJ 08205; Tel. 609-652-0724. This concert event will sell out. Get your tickets today.

The concert is a fundraiser for The Police Unity Tour To Benefit The Stafford Twp Members of the Police Unity Tour Chapter 10. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. The Police Unity Tour motto is “We ride for those who died.”

This “Italian Christmas Concert in Manahawkin” will capture your heart and imagination with the spirit of the holidays in the magnificent and beautiful STAC (Stafford Township Arts Center). Even those who do not speak Italian will be moved by the setting, the songs, and Michéal’s powerful and melodic voice. Over the past ten years, Michéal Castaldo has entertained more than 500,000 people across the USA, Canada, and Europe with creative and rousing renditions of classic Italian songs. Castaldo’s performances are enchanting, heartfelt, and authentic.

This will be Michéal’s second Christmas concert in southern New Jersey area. He treats the audience to stories (spoken in English and Italian) in between songs that share moments from his Italian upbringing, tidbits about his musical journey, and insight that went into his song choices. All songs are sung in Italian with a few sung in English and Latin as well.

Live performance of songs from Castaldo’s Extravergine and Christmas in Italy CDs will include “Mary, Did You Know?” (Maria Lo Sapevi Tu), “Oh Santa Notte” (Oh Holy Night), “E Nato Il Bambino Gesu” (What Child Is This?), “Batte Nel Cuore, Suona Natale” (Little Drummer Boy), “Gioia Nel Mondo” (Joy To The World), “Puoi Sentire Quel’ Che Sent Io?” (Do You Hear What I Hear?), and “Astro Del Ciel” (Silent Night). Castaldo translated the well-known Polish carol, “Jezus Malusuenki,” now entitled, “Piccolo Jesu,” which will also be featured along with “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” “Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle,” “Va Pensiero,” and “Adeste Fideles.”

Concert Presenter Mrs. Tina Marie Smith (A Tour of Italy of Smithville, NJ) states, “Michéal Castaldo’s music is the perfect way to move the Christmas spirit and holiday mood into your heart and home. I have had the privilege to sell hundreds of Michéal’s Christmas CDs in my gift shop for the past seven years. My patrons love his music and are so excited to hear him sing them live. Please join us in what will be the most spectacular voice you will ever hear live. Thank you for coming to Manahawkin, New Jersey, Michéal.”

Majestic Castle Music Productions and Mrs. Tina Marie Smith are partnering to help promote the Italian culture and heritage at this Italian Christmas Concert while raising funds to help The Police Unity Tour to Benefit The Stafford Twp Members of the Police Unity Tour Chapter 10.

Event sponsors include Barlow GMC of Manahawkin, NJ, The Towne of Historic Smithville, NJ, The Wireless Experience of Manahawkin, NJ, and Fantasy Island, of Beach Haven, NJ.

Immediately following the concert, refreshments and an olive oil tasting will be served by The Gables LBI, with a meet and greet with the artist.

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