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Frank Patterson & Regina Nathan shine in sacred concert
email@example.com | Lincoln, NE | 05/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You don't have to be Irish to enjoy this wonderful sacred concert featuring music, old and new, of the Roman Catholic faith. Presented a few years back, it features Frank Patterson, long recognized as today's most-renowned Irish tenor, and soprano sensation Regina Nathan. What voices! Add to them RTE Cor na nOg, the famed Monks of Glenstal Abbey, the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Iarla O'Lionaird, Ros Ni Dhubhain and Tommy Keane, and this is truly a night of heavenly music! 23 selections in all; some familiar, many not. But it won't matter once you get into the perfect mood this concert sets. Tastefully filmed at the Point Theatre in Dublin, with great camera work and terrific sound, I can't recommend this video highly enough!"
"THE GREATEST HYMN OF LOVE!"
Richard J. Clifford | Milton, Mass., USA | 07/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Myself being an Irish-American Catholic, this wonderful concert which the late, great Frank Patterson & Regina Nathan did with the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus and so many guest soloists is without question a stirring ode to the Irish Catholic experience! The hymns, sung in English, Latin & Gaelic are the most stunning ever. The glorious chant of the Monks of the Cisterian Abbey in Ireland set the mood and joy for this wonderful salute to these classic religious hymns. With the return of the Latin Mass in modern society, these anthems deserve another listen to. You have got to get this for yourself; it's the greatest hymn of love ever presented! It's no wonder this concert, based on Ireland's most loved and best selling albums ever, is worth your purchase price!"
"The 10th Anniversary...Faith of Our Fathers (1997) ~ Frank
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 09/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Foreign Media Group, Enigma (Ireland) Video Ltd., in association with Radius Television Production present "FAITH OF OUR FATHERS" (the 10th Anniversary) (1997) . . . A Nation Kneels!, Great Catholic Festival comes to Ireland, scenes of ecstatic religious fervour mark progress of 31st eucharistic Congress . . . Eucharistic Congress reaches impressive climax, solemn four-mile procession bears Host to Sacramental Pavilion at O'Connell Bridge ... In this special collection, Frank Patterson celebrates his homeland's cultural and religious heritage with the glorious hymns that have touched the hearts, uplifted the spirits and stirred the memories of a generation ... Collected from the best-selling "Faith of our Fathers" recordings, which have achieved worldwide critical acclaim, these selections are an enduring document of the power of music, the majesty of faith, and the beauty of the human voice lifted in praise ... Live at "Dublin's Point Theatre" and film in January 1997, some of the top names in Irish music present a unique and moving concert of classic religious anthems ... Featuring a top cast of singers and musicians such as Frank Patterson, Regina Nathan, Iarla O'Lionaird, Tommy Keane, the Monks of Glenstal Abbey, and the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus are featured . . . A companion video to the enormously successful CD compilation which celebrates Ireland's cultural and religious heritage, a must have for all good Irishmen and connoisseurs of exceptionally beautiful music
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Date of birth: 5 October 1938 - Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland
Date of death: 10 June 2000 - New York, New York
Special footnote, Irish tenor Frank Patterson was born and raised in Tipperary, performing at an early age with the Wren Boys. Patterson's early works were primarily classical, but with the increasingly popularity of celtic music, Frank turned his energies toward his homeland traditional folk ballads. PBS special "Ireland in Song" was a tremendous hit, giving him more exposure than ever to the world with his "God" given talent, Patterson's album - "God Bless America - An Irish Salute", is one of the most touching compilations of music ever recorded. One of the highlights is his wife Eily O'Grady and her Irish Harp Orchestra, simply an emotional pair of people enjoying what they do best, spreading love and happiness through the power of song.
Must ask the following to take a bow, they are the astonishing vocal talents of tenor Frank Patterson, soprano Regina Nathan, Ros Ni Dhubian, Iarla O Lionaird, along with the the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, "RTE Cor na nOg" Children's Choir, Tommy Keane on the Uileann Pipes, and chorus by the Monks of Glenstal Abbey, Blanard Murphy (choral director), John Tate (musical director), John Kearns amd Nermard Nemmett (producers), Bill Hughes (producer for television) and directed by Patrick Cowap ... the beauty of this video collection featuring classic religious anthems of Ireland you'll cherish over the passing years.
Total Time: 78 mins on DVD ~ Foreign Media #8224 ~ (9/05/2006)"
Faith Of Our Fathers: A Great Performance
Paul Andrew Haried | Mesa, Arizona USA | 09/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Frank Patterson was a beautiful person who had the love of yehoshua ha-masheeakh(jesus christ) inside of him. He was a man with great integrity and Godly character. His performance and the performance of other people in this beautiful concert is outstanding. I saw this concert on EWTN the catholic channel on cable television in 2004. toda rabba G'D (thank you very much) G'D for Frank Patterson and his lovely melodic voice. i would have to say being irish that Frank Patterson is the Greatest Irish Tenor Ireland has ever produced. He performed the song Macushla in the last part of Michael Collins film. He also played a major acting role in The Dead a movie based on the book written by James Joyce."