The Salvotones — Daniel Brondel • Artistic Director

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The Salvatones is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are fully tax-deductible. Federal tax ID: 47-1939879.



cherished carols and rarely-heard twists
on holiday vocal standards
excerpts from Handel's Messiah and Vivaldi's Winter

The Salvatones, vocal ensemble
The Salvatones Young Voices, dir. by Stephen Fraser
New York Virtuosi, string ensemble
Stephen Fraser, organist

Daniel Brondel, artistic director

Tickets: $25 in advance • $35 at the door

Saint Malachy's Church • The Actors' Chapel
Midtown Manhattan • 239 West 49th Street


The College of Mount Saint Vincent
Riverdale NY • 6301 Riverdale Avenue






A New York-based professional vocal ensemble, The Salvatones consists of passionate, committed singers led by artistic director Daniel Brondel, who is the Associate Director of Music & Organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Since 2010, their impressive vocal artistry has been dazzling and delighting audiences in concert as well as in private and public events. Co-founded with Salvatore Diana, The Salvatones’ mission is to inspire and improve lives through high-quality music and creative community engagement. With their first major educational initiative, The Salvatones Young Voices, the organization sponsors dynamic learning experiences, engaging young singers in collaborative concerts. The ensemble has collaborated with internationally renowned vocal ensembles including The Philippine Madrigal Singers, the Essence of Joy Singers, and DeKoor Close Harmony. Their yearly concert series, collaborating with the New York Virtuosi string ensembles, includes The Many Sounds of Christmas, The Many Sounds of Spring, and 9/11 Reflections. Singers from the Salvatones, along with Daniel Brondel, were honored to take part in the recent papal visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to New York City in 2015. The Salvatones have appeared throughout New York City and in Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland. Last spring, they had their first tour concert in Ohio and performed the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon as part of the 2016 Paul Creston Award concert. Their debut album, Wonderful World, is available for order online. Follow The Salvatones on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

The Salvatones Young Voices, directed by Stephen Fraser, is a choral program for young singers ages 8 and older. The singers meet after school to receive musical instruction and rehearse repertoire in preparation for joint concerts with The Salvatones. The group currently operates in two rehearsal locations: Riverdale and Midtown Manhattan. Future plans call for pursuing additional independent performing opportunities and expanding the depth of musical instruction. If you know of singer who would be interested in joining the young singers, please write us at or call 212-784-6176.


Artistic Director

Noted by the New York Times for playing the organ with flair, French-American musician Daniel Brondel is the Associate Director of Music and Organist at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, where he plays the pipe organ at Masses each week that are broadcast live on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and streamed online worldwide. He assists in the direction of the cathedral choir while also managing the organ recital series. Daniel performs solo organ recitals in the United States, Puerto Rico, France, Austria and Germany, and his first solo-organ album, The Glory of the Organ, recorded at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, is one of the top-selling albums on the JAV Recordings label and is available from JAV Recordings and as a digital download on Amazon. Winner of several piano and organ competition prizes, Daniel Brondel is the recipient of the 2016 Médaille d'Or du Rayonnement Culturel by Paris-based cultural organization La Renaissance Française. Daniel is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he studied organ and improvisation and holds a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance. At Eastman, he did doctoral work in organ and musicology, and studied voice and opera. During his entire college career, he was a singer and French-diction coach for the Grammy-Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, directed by the late Robert Shaw. Considered unofficially the "Dean" of American choral conductors, Shaw was a mentor to Daniel and is a major influence on his own direction of vocal ensembles. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and of the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians. A native of southern France, Mr. Brondel has lived in the United States since 1988 and in New York City since 2004.

Board of Directors

Salvatore Diana, President/CEO
Sophia Zalios, Vice-President
Salvatore Spataro, Treasurer
Patrick Tobin, Secretary
Henry Briffel
Daniel Brondel
Joseph Domante
Dana Evans
Mark Heimbigner


The Salvatones has released its first CD album, Wonderful World, featuring arrangements by artistic director Daniel Brondel, Roger Wesby, Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Studies at Wagner College, Nilo Acala, and Saunder Choi.




Your gifts of every size help us realize our mission and programs. Consider a donation to The Salvatones today.


The Salvatones is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are fully tax-deductible. Federal tax ID: 47-1939879.