Josh Groban in Concert

Introduction

Josh Groban in Concert ~ IntroductionDiscovered by veteran record producer David Foster, 21-year-old singing phenomenon Josh Groban began his meteoric rise after a last-minute appearance as a stand-in for Andrea Bocelli at the 1999 Grammy Awards dress rehearsal. There, his performance of “The Prayer” with Céline Dion immediately garnered Groban several very influential fans, including Grammy host Rosie O’Donnell. Groban’s subsequent performance on O’Donnell’s talk show, several appearances on ALLY MCBEAL, and a performance at the 2002 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony have rapidly made him one of the hottest talents in contemporary music. As his critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album continues to attract listeners with its diverse selection of classical and contemporary numbers, GREAT PERFORMANCES captures Groban in peak performance, showcasing the spectacular voice that has the power of an operatic tenor but the romantic tenderness of a pop balladeer.

Musical Selections from the Program

“Alla Luce del Sole”
Music by Maurizio Fabrizio
Lyrics by Guido Morra
Josh Groban

“You’re Still You”
Music by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Linda Thompson
Josh Groban

“Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)”
Music and Lyrics by Don McLean
Josh Groban

“Gira Con Me Questa Notte”
Music by David Foster and Walter Afanasieff
Lyrics by Lucio Quarantotto
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“Un Amore Per Sempre”
Music by Walter Afanasieff
Lyrics by Marco Marinangeli
Josh Groban

“Alejate”
Music and Lyrics by Albert Hammond and Marti Sharron
Josh Groban

“Broken Vow”
Music and Lyrics by Walter Afanasieff and Laura Crokert
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“To Where You Are”
Music by Richard Marx
Lyrics by Linda Thompson
Josh Groban

“Cinema Paradiso (Se)”
Music by Ennio Morricone and Andrea Morricone
Lyrics by Alessio De Sensi
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“For Always”
Music by John Williams
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
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“Home To Stay”
Music and Lyrics by Amy Foster-Gillies and Jeremy Lubbock
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“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Josh Groban, featuring Lili Haydn

“Canto Alla Vita”
Music by Antonio Galbiati and Giuseppe Dettori
Lyrics by Cheope
Josh Groban and Andrea Corr

“The Prayer”
Music and Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
Josh Groban and Angie Stone

“Let Me Fall”
Music and Lyrics by James Corcoran and Jutras Benoit
Josh Groban

Josh Groban’s much anticipated return engagement, JOSH GROBAN LIVE AT THE GREEK, a concert special featuring music from his CD CLOSER, was broadcast on the series in December 2004.

The DVD of JOSH GROBAN IN CONCERT and Josh Groban’s debut CD can be purchased from the Shop Thirteen.