Il Divo has long been one of my favorite recording groups. These handsome young men, brought together by Simon Cowell, began recording together in early 2004. This foursome consists of Carlos Marin, a well known Spanish baritone, two classically trained tenors, Urs Buhler of Switzerland and David Miller of the United States, and Sebestien Izambard, a French pop singer.
They have achieved amazing success, appearing on Oprah Winfrey early in their career, and then completed a six month tour of America, Australia and Europe. They also accompanied Barbra Streisand for all 20 concerts of her North American tour in 2006. Every album they have recorded has risen to the top of the charts in countries all over the world.
I was fortunate to see Il Divo perform in 2006 during their appearance in the San Francisco area and was thrilled to have seats in about the 25th row in the Concord Pavilion! What incredible voices these men have and there was barely a sound in the audience.
I love all of their albums but one of my favorites is their Christmas album. I am including a link to
a You Tube video of Il Divo singing one of my favorites, "Oh, Holy Night."