For immediate release: Nov. 2, 2009
BLOOMSBURG — Opera, contemporary classics, rock and pop will be featured in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's next Celebrity Artist Series program, The Ten Tenors, Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m., in Haas Center for the Arts.
The Ten Tenors has grown into one of Australia's best-known musical exports. Their live performances and recordings have earned praise from critics, and their 2006 album, "Here's to the Heroes," reached platinum status. The group"s most recent album, "Nostalgica," was released in August 2008 and features well-known standards including "Mona Lisa," "Moon River," "Over the Rainbow" and "You'll Never Walk Alone." The Ten Tenors have performed for more than 77 million people and sold out shows in venues such as London's Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney (Australia) Opera House and Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.
Formed by a group of college friends constrained by the seriousness of their music school training, The Ten Tenors found greater pleasure in the art of entertainment than the art of opera. They honed their craft touring the vast Australian outback. Their "big break" came in 2002 when they were invited to perform at the German television event, connected to the Eurovision Song Contest; within hours, their German tour was sold out. European and Asian tours followed and in 2003 they made their U.S. debut. The Ten Tenors now perform about 250 shows on five continents each year.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.