Our SM chamber singers had the pleasure of participating in a master class with the Nassoons in the morning, which included harmonizing to the tune of How Sweet it is to be Loved by You. Following the master class, the Nassoons paid a visit to Princpal Dunne's office where their sweet sounds filled the hallways of the school for all to enjoy.
These morning events were followed by the feature performance in the Moiso Family Pavilion where over 600 guests including students, parents, staff and friends were delighted by the beautiful melodies created by this talented group. The tunes included such classics as Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World and contemporary favorites such as Ed Sheeran’s We Found Love Right Where We Are. As Ryan Melosini ’15 introduced Over the Rainbow, he shared that it was because of that particular song he was influenced to become a Nassoon.
Ryan Melosini spoke privately before the performance and shared how grateful he was to Mr. Calvo, Mr. Winn, and Mrs. Barth for their support and encouragement during his four years at SM, adding that he will be forever grateful to them for inspiring him and instilling his now life-long love for music. Following his graduation in 2019, Melosini will be working in wealth management for Deutsche Bank in New York City. Although not pursuing music as a career, he plans to continue working with his voice coach and singing in church choirs and other venues individually and with the Nassoons alumni in the years to come.
Special thanks to the SMCHS Arts Alliance for their sponsorship of this unique opportunity!
Nassoons performing with SMCHS students during the master class.