The latest major export from Canada are The Tenors, formerly known as The Canadian Tenors. This talented group of young men are causing a sensation across the globe and finally they have launched in Australia.
Last month the new album was released on Australian shores, the self-titled album is already certified Platinum in North America and it features collaborations with producers known the world over for their work with artists like Il Divo, Pink Floyd, Madonna, Celine Dion and Elton John. This album consists of classical standards including Adagio, La Califfa and The Prayer and The Tenors modern take on Hallelujah and Because We Believe, the timeless quality of these tracks has been retained even when the arrangement has been updated.
The past two years have been BIG for The Tenors, with them already being hailed one of the greatest classical crossover pop acts in the world. They are receiving rave reviews and standing ovations from audiences of all ages across the globe. Their music has reached millions of music lovers in that time which could be due to the 300 shows across 5 continents and upwards of 50 television appearances, one of which was quite memorable in that they had a surprise guest come sing with them on Oprah.
The Tenors have shared the stage with a pretty impressive list of celebrities that includes Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sarah McLaughlan, Sarah Brightman, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Wyclef Jean, Reba MacIntyre, Matt Damon, Martha Stewart, Anthony Robbins, Ben Affleck, Hillary Swank, Bill Cosby, Kevin Costner and Andre Agassi.
Then there are the audiences they have performed for, which already include HRH The Queen who has said that their version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah is her ‘Favourite’, and that’s pretty impressive because there have been quite a few renditions.
May and June will see The Tenors in the UK and their run of shows includes a performance at Windsor Castle as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
It is a relatively safe bet to say that The Tenors have played to ears in all parts of the world after they sang for the Obamas and all of the world leaders at the G20 Summit. In many cities across Canada they have opened for Bill Clinton as well as performing for President George W Bush, Warren Buffett and Prime Minister Tony Blair.
“Once you have had exposure to this group on any level, whether it is musically or personally, you will find them compelling and utterly unforgettable”.
– The Examiner