Cyprian Consiglio will be performing in concert at the St. Bonaventure University Chapel on the campus of St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York at 7:00 pm. Sunday June 11, 2006.
I have a couple of Cyprian’s CDs and have had the pleasure of hearing him in concert before. He is a monk of the Camaldolese Congregation.
Before entering monastic life, Cyprian toured and performed extensively, both solo and with various groups. He lived in a Christian ashram in South India studying Indian music and Asian philosophy and spirituality. He received his master’s in theology from St. John Seminary in Camarillo, California.
Cyprian is known for his soulful voice and use of many musical styles to express sacred themes. Cyprian specializes in concerts for people of all ages. He performs solo, with just guitar accompaniment, and with percussionist John Pennington, who specializes in hand drumming and world music.
One of my favorites performed by Cyprian is “There is a light that has overcome the Darkness.” Peace.