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Stephen DeCesare
S tephen DeCesare presently serves as Director of Liturgy and Music at Holy Cross Church in Providence RI. Having held this position for sixteen years, he has had ample opportunity to present some of his 200 liturgical pieces, including a Requiem Mass and Mass of Our Lady of Fatima at the church.

Mr. DeCesare's degrees are in musical theater performance and opera from Rhode Island College, but one of his main loves is composing, which he's been pursuing since 1989. Among his major works are six operas, including "The Fourth Wise Man" (premiered 1997), "Our Lady of Fatima" (premiered 1999) and "Alpha and Omega" (permiered 2001). He also has written several musicals and orchestral works, and was guest artist at Fatima, Portugal, in 1999. Excerpts of the opera "Our Lady of Fatima" appear in the History Channel Documetary Fatima (Spring 2001), and his music is played by various radio stations across the country.

In addition to composing music, Mr. DeCesare enjoys performing it as well. His tenor voice has been heard throughout New England, New York, Florida, and Europe, singing and interpreting his favorite roles in opera and musical comedy.

More information about the fourteen CD collections produced by Mr. DeCesare can be found at his website. CanticaNOVA Publications is happy to offer these pieces by Stephen DeCesare in our catalogue:

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