Dr. Serafina Penny Petrone


Italian Alpini Choir of Thunder Bay Picture in Virginia USA

Photo by Mr. Ernie Slongo

The Choir in Virginia Minnesota USA 1998
From right to left, John Marcesi, Bruno's back,  our Bella Bionda- Peppina Rassat, the towering Pepi Gini, Freddy Rassat, Lucinao (Pavaroti) Farno, Mario, Pasquale Scarcello, Riocardo, Tony Buttazoni, and Mario, the hat behind Mario belongs to me, Caesar Squitti.

Salute ! - The CD.
Now available !

$ 20.00 Cdn plus $ 5.00 shipping (includes provincial taxes )

PHOTO BY GREG JOHNS - IMAGETECH PHOTOGRAPHIC INC- THUNDER BAY - 1-807-622-2012
SPECIAL THANKS TO
DANNY JOHNSON
- RECORDING AND MIXING -

ROY PIOVESANA
- CD INSERT DESIGN AND PHOTOGRPAHY -

DAVINCI CENTRE AND THE ITALIAN CULTRUAL CENTRE
BRUNO'S CONTRACTING - NADIN CONTRACTING
- SPONSORS -

Salute !


Picture by Roy Piovesana

The official release at the Italian Cultural Centre, "Salute !" by Maestro Ernie Slongo !

Conducted by Maestro Ernie Slongo

1. Sul Cappello...O Barcarol Del Brenta
2 Vecchio Scarpone ( vocal - Luciano Farno)
3. La Fameja Dei Gobon
4. Tutti Mi Chiamano Bionda
5. La Villanella
6. Bella Ciao
7. Calabrisella
8. Come Porti i Capelli Bella Bionda
9. Va Pensiero (Duet Antoinetta Nadin & Guido Tommasini)
10. Vola, Vola, Vola
11. Piemontesina
12. O Surdato I'Nammurato
13. Madonna Nera
14. Funiculi, Funicula....Tic Ti, Tic Ta,.. E Le Stellette
15. El Relicaro (Accordion John Scaffeo)
16. Battagliero (Accordion, John Scaffeo)

Music by John Scaffeo, and his Krazy accordion !


Send your cheques or money orders to
Italian Alpini Choir
C/O President Tony Buttazni
1106 W. Mary Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario CANADA
P7E 4M5
$ 20. 00 Cdn plus $ 5.00 shipping (includes provincial taxes )
Total $ 25.00 Cdn.

2005 -MEMBERS

Ernie Slongo - Director (from West Fort)
Scaffeo, John - Accordionist
Babe (Bambino), Bill (Irish Green)
Battistella, Bruno
Bergamo, Archie
Buttazzoni, Antonio PRESIDENT
Farno, Luciano
Garbaz, Tony
Gazzola, Lina
Gini, Pepi
Maccadanza, Pia
Marchese, Giovanni
Marino, Concetta
Mechis, Cecil
Nadin, Antonia
Rizzi, Pierina
Rassat, Beppina
Squitti, Caesar J. B.
Squitti, Teresa
Sticca, Mario
Tommasini, Gilda
Tommasini, Guido
Villalta, Sergio
Zen, Orlando


THE CHOIR HISTORY

The Italian Alpini Choir originated in the Northern Italian Alps as a military choir assigned with the Alpini Troops.

Today the choir is made up of individuals from all parts of Italy and Canada. The choir holds practices at both the Italian Centennial Hall and the DaVinci Centre and is open to anyone interested in singing in Italian. Our current song selection features songs from all parts of Italy. The choir performs at a variety of community events, and has perform at The Ironworld Centre in Minnesota, USA.

Photo by Caesar J. B. Squitti

Our Maestro is Mr. Ernie Slongo, and the music is by accompanist Mr. John Scaffeo, the second best accordian player in the whole world  . . . well almost !

Past conductors include Silvio Tessolin, Mr. Phil Cotten, and Raymond  Colosimo.

Photo by Caesar J. B. Squitti

Three members of the Alpini Choir take a break - from the singing to enjoy a delicious plate of, you guessed it, spaghetti and meatballs, the dish that makes the Italian Hall famous. In the picture, Peppina Rassat, (one of the Italian Halls famous cooks), Maria Michelussi, and Leo Marson.

John and Wilma Marchesi are seen making Italian Crostoli as part of a fund raising event. Members of the choir, gather at the DaVinci Centre or the Italian Society of Port Arhur , to make crostolio and Italian deep fried pastry. John tells Marchesi tells me that in the first year of the choir, Al Waxman of " King of Kengsinton" introduced the choir, under the directorship of Mr. Silvio Tessolin at the Fort William Gardens back in 1973. Also in the picture from left to right, are Ricardo Lazzari, Cecil Mechis, Pasquale Scarcello, and Caesar Squitti.

THE ALPINI CHOIR at THUNDER BAY AUDITORIUM -2002

Maestro Earnie Slongo far left - John Scaffeo - accordionist far right

Teresa Squitti - Marisa Mancuso - Peppina Rassat
Mary Marino - Antoniette Nadin - Lena Meo
Lena Gazzola - Gilda Tommasini - Fiorella Nadin
Mario Sticca - Tony Garbaz
Bruno Battistella - Guido Tommasini
John Marcese - Caesar Squitti - Sergio Villalta
Francesco Pedulla - Cecil Mechis
Presdient Tony Buttazzoni - Orlando Zen

THE ALPINI CHOIR WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS SPONSORS

- BRUNO'S CONTRACTING - Da VINCI CENTER - ITALIAN SOCIETY OF PORT ARTHUR - NADIN CONTRACTING - SQUITTI'S -

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