By: Kat Harlton

 

This past Tuesday night, vocal quartet The Tenors brought their Under One Sky tour to the Air Canada Centre to the delight of their fans. Being only briefly aware of their music, I decided to check out the Juno Award winning group for myself.

The first thing I noticed before the show even started was their fan base. It was definitely an older crowd and a family affair.  Given that  there’s so much emphasis in the media with regard to music and the younger generation, it was a a nice reminder that music is a universal, multi-generational language.

An unexpected surprise for me were their reinventions of contemporary classics like ‘Make You Feel My Love‘, ‘Something‘ by The Beatles and ‘You Are So Beautiful,’ which they dedicated to their mothers.  Members Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters, and Clifton Murray brought out special guest Pavlo and did some collaborations that leaned more toward his style of Mediterranean music, which was fun. They also recognized local hero Doo Doo The Clown, for his bravery in helping to save two women from an attack. Doo Doo joined them on stage and in a sing a-long.

The show ended with The Tenors performing a mashup of Luciano Pavarotti and Elvis Presley.   Admittedly, I am not familiar enough  with Pavarotti’s work to know which songs were covered, but they did do a pretty sweet version of Presley’s ‘Suspicious Minds‘.  The renown vocalists returned to the stage for an encore and delivered a beautiful version of ‘Hallelujah‘ which caused the women seated behind to cry.

The Tenors are amazing performers – they told jokes, shared personal stories and, in general, were some of the most passionate musical artists I’ve seen. It was hard to believe at times that that kind of vocal prowess and talent could come from one individual, let alone all four of them.

You can learn more about The Tenors, their tour and latest album here:
http://www.tenorsmusic.com/