Karen Benedetto around town

Karen Benedetto’s songs are getting some airplay around town as New York gears up to remember 9/11. In contrast to the often times morbid reflection Karens songs offer a spiritually awakened perspective on the events of that time period in New York and the world September 2001.


Sun., 9/13/09, 11:00 A.M.
Unity Church of New York
At Symphony Space, 95th and Broadway, NYC
The elite vocal ensemble, ‘Spiritus’
debuts their new version of
to be included in their forthcoming CD
Music Director, Britt Hall
Sr. Minister, Rev. Paul Tenaglia
For info: (212) 560-0756

Sundays., Aug. 30, Sept. 6 and 13, 2009, 9:00 P.M. EDST
Host, Tym Moss
includes a recording of “The Call”
Vocals, Marieann Meringolo
in commemoration of ‘9/11’
on his internet radio program
‘Artists Exposed with Tym Moss’
For further info: MelodyManNY@aol.com

Posting Date Aug. 30, 2009
Producer and Creator, C.J. Hatter
Launches his ‘9/11’ Tribute Video
featuring “The Call”
on YouTube
Vocals, Marieann Meringolo
Piano/Musical Direction, Doyle Newmyer
For further info: CJ.Hatter@gmail.com

The following from Karens extensive website at

A Trilogy of Peace
“The Call”©, Karen’s timeless, healing, and international response to ‘9/11’, was first performed at the United Nations, and continues to receive a great deal of live exposure as well as both radio and TV airplay in the NY-NJ-CT tri-state area and across the country. This anthem of peace was featured at commemorative events on Westchester TV channel 12; WFAS 103.9 FM Radio in greater White Plains; WUFT-FM and WJUF-FM in Central Florida and the Nature Coast; KFLH 95.5 FM in Chama, New Mexico; and, at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in NYC, at various interfaith worship and prayer services and live events in Binghamton, NY, and White Plains, NY, as well as in Brooklyn borough-wide events. In addition, Anthony Santelmo Jr included his sensitive rendition of “The Call”© in his 5-week cabaret run at Judy’s/Chelsea, NYC, and Marieann Meringolo included it in her cabaret performances at The Duplex, NYC. It was also part of an ASCAP Songwriter’s Showcase in New York. This song has proven its international appeal by performances in both Amsterdam and Roderwolde, Holland, the Netherlands, by Frans Bloem; on Radio FEDRA in Serbia and Montenegro; and in Slovenia. In Ireland, where it also had radio airplay, it was performed live by Scott Coulter at the Grand Finals of the 2003 Tipperary International Song of Peace Festival to both audience and songwriter peer acclaim. In this competition, “The Call”© was recognized as a Finalist from a field of more than 200 peace song submissions from songwriters the world over.

“One”©, a powerful anthem of peace and oneness of Spirit, has been performed at churches and spiritual centers and on New York cabaret and concert stages. It was a Finalist in the 2004 Tipperary International Song of Peace Contest, and was performed live in Ireland at the Grand Finals by cabaret and concert artist, Pamela Palmieri. This song has been performed at events at the United Nations and continues to be heard spreading its vision of peace in a variety of venues worldwide. “One”© is a selection in ‘Holy Now’©, a songbook compiled by the International Association of Unity churches.
Completing the trilogy is “Peace Is”©. Though simple in form, it is profound through the eyes and the voices and the song of children. This new peace song was heard at Battery Park City on ‘9/11’ of 2005, performed in a variety of churches and spiritual centers, part of the U.N.-decreed International Day of Peace Vigil in Central Park, September 2005; and part of ‘Harmonizing For Peace and Justice’, a Benefit Concert in Montvale, NJ, April 2006.

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