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Daniel Rodriguez: Live In Concert

posted Nov 24, 2013, 11:35 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Nov 24, 2013, 11:36 AM ]
America’s beloved tenor, Daniel Rodriguez, is appearing in concert next Sunday, November 24th at 3:00pm at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Jackson Heights.

This Brooklyn native became known as “The Singing Policeman” due to his role as one of the designated singers of the national anthem for the New York City Police Department’s ceremonial division. After 9/11 he received widespread attention, especially for his rendition of God Bless America. He was soon appearing on news and talk shows including The Today Show; Larry King Live; and The Late Show with David Letterman. Plácido Domingo heard him sing and invited him to attend the Domingo/Vilar Young Artists Institute for eighteen months of opera study. Retiring from the police force in 2004 to pursue music full-time, Rodriguez has recorded numerous albums and appeared as lead tenor in several operas. He regularly appears in support of charities, as well as performing a full domestic and international concert schedule.

Rodriguez performed at Our Lady of Fatima two years ago and was very well received, making a sizable profit between ticket sales and program ads. This concert is trying to help offset the parish deficit, along with other events such as their recent golf outing or their upcoming fashion show. Additionally, their music director, Josephine Sanges, is currently working on a CD project that is a compilation of sacred and faith inspired songs... an eclectic mix of music from Bach/Gounod's Ave Maria to Duke Ellington's Come Sunday to Pedro Rubalcava's Hoy Nos Reuinimos.

Tickets for Daniel Rodriguez are $25. Parking is available, and the church is wheelchair accessible. For more information or to reserve tickets call (718) 899-2801 or email olfmusic@yahoo.com.