"4 Heaven & More" are a vocal group that specializes in gospel singing,
but their spectrum is much wider. It was founded in January
who backed up and started several successful vocal groups in the past. The people
who make up the group are all professionals coming from different musical backgrounds,
solo or choir singers of unquestionable talent and experience.
is the group's artistic manager, she is responsible for its look and, since she
is also its founder, she's the leader.
"4 Heaven & More" sing classical pieces of contemporary and traditional
gospel music, like "Hail Holy Queen",
"Happy Day", "I
Will Follow Him" (sound track of Sister Act with Whoopy Goldberg),
"Kum ba ya", "Amen",
"Swing Low Sweet Chariot",
"This Little Light of Mine"
and classical Christmas songs like "Oh
Holy Night", "Silent
Night", "White Christmas",
which have been rediscovered and harmonically rearranged in a very original way
by Giancarlo Urso, who is the group's piano player and arranger. In
addition to these classical and gospel pieces, their repertoire includes some evergreens
like "You've Got A Friend". "4 Heaven & More" also perform a few classical
pieces like a wonderful vocal harmonization by Giancarlo Urso for Soprano,
Contralto and Tenor of Gounod's "Ave
The vocal harmonization of the different pieces has been carried out by
Giancarlo Urso, Ranieri di Biagio and
The group includes
Emanuela Gramaglia (sopranos) Jenny Tempesta, Claudia Bernath
(contraltos) Ranieri Di Biagio, Gabriele Rofi (tenors) and Giancarlo
Urso (piano/keyboard). Substitutes will be called in if the above mentioned
artists are not available on any given date. Substitute singers know roles and repertoire
to perfection. If desired, the group is also available in its "extended version"
(including all artists).
"4 Heaven & More" have often performed as guests during big events and
have appeared in jazz clubs of the most prestigious Milan hotels on numerous occasions.
November 2005, "4 Heaven & More" came
out with a single CD entitled "Oh Happy Day", a very special rearranged version
by Giancarlo Urso released by AR2 Records. The CD includes
this song's original version and four different remix variations. Alessandro
Viale and Roberto Gallo Salsotto, two famous producers of dance, pop
and contemporary music, produced it and it is sold by Self.
In December 2005 and January
2006, "Oh Happy Day" was often broadcast
at different times by famous radio stations like Radio Monte Carlo, 101,
RTL, and several others (click
here for a preview of this piece
At the moment, "4 Heaven & More" are busy preparing their next
album, which will include a series of carefully selected pieces that were rearranged
and reharmonized in a novel way, and a couple of original songs written by
and arranged by Giancarlo Urso.
"4 Heaven & More" ‘s repertoire leaves lots of space to the individual
artists, while guaranteeing variety, colour, different moods and atmosphere.
The group includes seven people and is made up of voices and piano.
It could, if needed, extend to incorporate a double bass and drums, thus totalling
"4 Heaven & More" is specialized in weddings, where the celebration is
made precious by unforgettable musical moments.
The group's repertoire is particularly suited for performances directed
at very refined audiences during engaging evenings in public places or private clubs,
private parties and conventions.
The group's attire and overall look is always very carefully selected
and is suited to the type of audience and performance required.
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