If you've never heard of Friar Alessandro, hold onto your socks
The voice of Friar Alessandro belongs on stage at the Met. His strong tenor remains robust as he reaches his high notes and his head-voice is rich and full rather than nasally or tinny. He immediately catches your ear and transfixes you with this lush arrangement of “Pater Noster” (Our Father).
There are so many good things in this video, we’re not sure where to start. The scenes of Friar Alessandro singing in monastic rooms or in front of gorgeous landscapes is breathtaking and comforting. The orchestration is intricate and full with a Romantic 19th-century styling. Most impressive of all are Friar Alessandro’s dominant performance and his easy smile.
With such obvious talent, it’s easy to see why Friar Alessandro has become the first religious brother to land an international record contract. We couldn’t be more relieved, since hiding a voice like this in a friary would seem almost sinful. We can’t wait to hear more from Friar Alessandro.
Follow Cecilia–Aleteia’s music page–on Facebook!
"Since you are here...
…we'd like to have one more word with you. More and more of you are reading Aleteia, and we are excited to be a part of your life! Our team proves its mission every day by working to encourage and inspire Christian life. We want our articles to be accessible to everyone, free of charge — but quality journalism has a cost...more than ads can cover. To continue our efforts to nourish and inspire our Catholic family, your support is invaluable.