Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Donald Braswell of America's Got Talent and San Antonio's Allegretto Music

Sunday, June 7th, Donald Braswell put on a concert to benefit SAMM Ministries, which helps thousands of homeless people in San Antonio improve their lives.  The concert was held on a Sunday afternoon at Concordia Lutheran Church.  Donald featured his "New Chapter Band", with Anthony Bazzani, Dan Dreeben, Joe Gonzales, and Jim Kalson.  And for this concert, the singer wanted to give his music added depth and emotion.  That is why he incorporated a quartet of Allegretto Music string musicians.  The quartet featured 2 violins, a cello and harp.  

Donald Braswell, the New Chapter Band and Allegretto strings onstage

The selections included a wide range of musical styles.  There were pop songs in classical style, like those made famous by tenor Mario Frangoulis.  There was a soulful rendition of "Change If Gonna Come" in the style of singer Seal.  

The concert also featured Donald's very talented singing family members: mother, father, sister and daughters.  A la "Sound Of Music" they even sang the musical's popular "Edelweiss".

Allegretto Strings onstage at Concordia Lutheran

Donald Braswell signs autographs after his performance

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