Who are the 3 Po' Tenors?
A native of Newark, NJ, Anthony Tabish is no stranger to musical entertainment. The leader of "The Anthony Tabish Orchestra" and founder of "First Kiss Entertainment, LLC", Anthony has performed at venues spanning the American continent, the Caribbean and Europe. He jokingly refers to his "day job" as being the music director at Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington, but the reality is that the business of music fills his days and nights with an endless variety of projects. As director of the Queen of Peace Choir, the Queen of Peace Choristers and the Schola Cantorum of Queen of Peace High School, Anthony has organized television appearances, special interest performances and concerts in Rome and Sicily as well as directing the principal choir at liturgies at the Vatican. Anthony is also a sought producer for amateur musical theater productions and is in constant demand as an entertainer. His company is a full service provider of fine professional entertainment for private and corporate functions. He is the musical director of the popular act “3 Po' Tenors" and he has produced the Christmas CD "Tidings of Comfort and Joy".
Ted Thomas, tenor, has performed the roles of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Bohème, il duca in Rigoletto, Alfredo in La Traviata, Anatol in Vanessa, the title role in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Don José in Carmen, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Michael Ching’s recent sequel: Buoso’s Ghost, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Tom Norman in the North American premiere of Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, directed by Doug Varone. Thomas performed to much acclaim throughout the Netherlands and Belgium, performing in tours of Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, and Rigoletto, where he was universally praised for his "ringing high notes" and dramatic talents. Ted made his Carnegie Hall and New York City Opera debut in Samuel Barber'sAntony and Cleopatra, conducted by George Manahan and featuring Lauren Flanigan, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, and Simon O’Neill.He has performed roles at New York City Opera, Minnesota Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Central City Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Utah Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, and Chautauqua Opera, among others. Thomas performed in the world premiere (and can be heard on the original cast recording) of Ricky Ian Gordon's The Grapes of Wrath with Minnesota Opera, Utah Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera. Thomas’ concert work includes Verdi’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle and Stabat Mater, Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and Dvorak's Mass in D, as well as soli of several oratorios, masses, and choral works of Mozart, Bach, Handel, and Schubert.
Entertainer Vincent Ricciardi is known for his rich, powerful vocals, and his vocal versatility. As a concert artist he has thrilled audiences throughout the Northeast in the clubs of NY and the theaters of NJ and PA, showcasing Opera, Neapolitan music, Jazz, Broadway and Opera/Pop crossover favorites. With a large repertoire encompassing a variety of styles, Vincent has several shows that can be adapted for any venue or audience. Current shows include: Vincent Ricciardi Sings Mario Lanza…and Caruso too! a celebration of the great tenors of the 20th century and today; Songs from Me to You!, an opera/pop crossover show in the vein of Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Russell Watson; On Broadway, featuring some of Broadway's favorite songs; and A Celebration of Neapolitan Song. As a songwriter, Vincent's music mixes pop/rock rhythms with powerful operatic/pop vocals. His music is often compared to the music of Josh Groban, Russell Watson, and Michael Buble. His song "Sometimes you Gotta Get Away" is featured in the upcoming film At the Sinatra Club. Vincent can also be heard on numerous sound recordings from new musicals and songs by vibrant new songwriters. His credits include work with producer/composer/orchestrator Jack Walker (John Edward Cross Country), producer/composer Andrea Ardito, songwriter/composer Annie Pasqua, and Singer/songwriter Jon Montgomery. Recently he worked with composer Marco Sabiu (best known for his collaborations with Kylie Minogue, Take That, Pavarotti, Morricone) and can be heard on the concept album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross starring Christpher Lee. He will also be heard on the upcoming Charlemagne: The Omens of Death.