ABOUT NANCY SCIMONE
Singer, songwriter and performing artist Nancy Scimone knew from the age of six that singing would be her lifelong passion. Drawing her creative spark from sacred scripture, her family, nature, and her life's journeys of pains and joys, she reaps God's grace from every experience, and gives it to her music. With soaring and luminous vocals, her music seeks to lift us from the turbulence and noises of the world, and transcend us Heavenward. Her distinctive vitality and generous stage presence have reached audiences from transcendent cathedrals, Kansas farming communities, and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
Nancy Scimone was raised in a serene suburb of New York City and nurtured by the liveliness and love of her endearing Italian American family, who loved music. Memorable family visits into 'the city' for Radio City Music Hall Christmas concerts, or to Saint Patrick's Cathedral to revere a Michelangelo on loan, and listening to her Grandfather Santo's mandolin songs, cultivated her awareness of the power of creative expression. Learning to play the piano at home, she began exploring her own creative imagination, and before she could ride a two-wheel bike, she began "making up" her own songs.
"Truly this is an artist who understands that her gifts are to be used for the higher goal of bringing beauty and understanding to the world." St. John Paul Cultural Center, Washington DC USA
She has performed her original music at over 100 churches and cathedrals throughout North America including the Basilica National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, the Church of Our Saviour in New York City for the Sisters of Life, and has performed sacred music at churches in Italy's Tuscany region,
Her original one-woman saint dramas have inspired 1,000s of listeners from to San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and Toronto. SAINT DRAMAS
SENIORS AND MEMORY CARE
Nancy performs frequently for memory care, assisted living and senior residents. Her entertainment seeks to create a respite of comfort and joy. "The most amazing gift and privilege of performing for our treasured elderly is their wisdom and heart, and their uninhibited love for the music. They share their stories with me, and I learn so much from them. One afternoon I performed show tunes and 1940s songs at a veterans' home, not at all a fancy residence, and from the back of the room a man called out, 'sing something from (the opera) Madame Butterfly. People everywhere hunger for beauty. It was a privilege to sing for him. Yes, I learn so much from my elders."
Her recordings include original music, contemporary songs and classics, including "The Quiet Place" original songs and scripture psalm settings arranged for instrumental ensemble; "Ora Pro Nobis"; "Panis Angelicus;" "The Sanctity of Life Scriptural Rosary," and "The Chaplet of Divine Mercy." LISTEN