The Italian Serenaders are a group of versatile vocalists and musicians from the greater MerrimackValley.
This unique and colorful group has as its prime objective the presentation and preservation of the ethnic richness of Italian music in several mediums including folk,classical and popular Italian-American selections. The Italian Serenaders have traveled and performed in Italy in the Sorrento and Sicily regions where they were welcomed when singing familiar provincial melodies like "Santa Lucia", "O Marenariello"' and "O Surdato".
This musical group also drew the attention of the organizers of St. Anthony's Festa and the St. Joseph’s Festa in Boston's North End a few years ago. The Italian Serenaders strolling through the streets of the North End adds a special ethnic touch to the Saturday night segment on the last weekends in the June and August festival dates going from one restaurant and street vendor to another through the festival area bringing smiles and joy to the thousands lining the streets,especially with skits like "Angelina, Waitress at the Pizzeria", and the ever popular"Ce La Luna".
Some of the venues The Italian Serenaders have performed at also includeThe Collins Center, The Andover Country Club, Poland Springs Resort, Maine, Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH and the Maudslay State Park Arts Center Stage, Newburyport. The Italian Serenaders have performed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the largest Italian Festival in America for the years 2004-2006, the The Worcester MA Shrewsbury Street Restaurant Festival,The International Festival at Everett MA ,The Providence RI Italian Days Festival, and The North of the North End Haverhill, MA Italian Days Festival.
The Italian Serenaders provide their music for many ethnic events such as Columbus Day Celebrations ,anniversaries, birthdays and special events. They visit area Nursing Homes and Hospitals to spread the joy of music to many.
A partial list of past performances:
Boston College, Boston, MA
Merrimack College, Andover, MA
Middlesex College, Lowell, MA
Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA
Northern Essex Regional Votech
North Shore Regional Tech, Middleton, MA
High and Middle Schools:
Haverhill, MA High School
Gloucester, MA High School
Peabody, MA, High School
Shapley Middle School, Kittery, ME
Waldorf Middle School, Lexington, MA
Washington, D.C., 4 th of July Parade
East Boston Columbus Day Parade
North End Columbus Day Parade, Boston
New London, NH 4 th July Parade
North Andover, MA, 150 th Anniversary Parade
Haverhill, MA Santa Claus Parade
Amesbury, MA Santa Claus Parade
Milwaukee, Wisconsin" Festa Italiana"
Sheraton-Tara, Danvers, MA
City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA New England Laborers Center, Hopkinton, MA
Wonderland Ballroom, Boston, MA
Bayside Expo, Boston, MA
Fund Raisers for Italian, French, Greek, Armenian and Protestant church organizations.
Also, numerous weddings, anniversaries,and special events and celebrations .
Lions, Rotary, Elks, Masons, Sons of Italy, UNICO
Senior Centers, Mass
Haverhill, Andover, N. Andover, Methuen, Groveland, Beverly