Teenager’s spectacular singing voice earns him scholarship

Teenager’s spectacular singing voice earns him scholarship


EMILY: SOON KIDS FROM ALL OVER
NEW ENGLAND WILL BE HEADED BACK
TO THE CLASSROOM WITH STORIES TO
TELL OF THEIR SUMMER BREAK. ED: ONE YOUNG MAN FROM LYNN GOT
QUITE THE BREAK WHEN HE WAS
AWARDED A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO
ATTEND MALDEN CATHOLIC. AND IT’S ALL BECAUSE OF HIS
BEAUTIFUL SINGING VOICE. HERE’S DOUG MEEHAN WITH MORE
FROM ARLINGTON.>> I NEVER HAD ME KNOW HOUSE ♪
>>15-YEAR-OLD BERNADO SANCHEZ
HAS IT. THE TALENTED LYNN TEENAGER WAS
CHOSEN TO TAKE PART IN THIS
PERFORMANCE BASED PROGRAM IN
ARLINGTON CALLED THE SUMMER
INSTITUTE FOR THE VOCAL ARTS OR
SIVA FOR SHORT.>>I CAN JUST EXPRESS MYSELF AND
DO WHAT I LOVE BEST.>>THE WORLD OF MUSICAL THEATER
HERE AT THE REGENT A LONG WAY
AWAY FROM BERNADO’S OTHER WORLD
ON THE STREETS OF LYNN.>>IT’S BEEN DIFFICULT WHERE I’M
FROM. I DON’T HAVE A LOT OF
OPPORTUNITIES TO DO THINGS LIKE
THIS, SO THAT’S WHY I’M REALLY
GRATEFUL FOR SIVA.>>THINGS HAVEN’T BEEN ALL
BRIGHT LIGHTS AND CENTER STAGE
FOR BERNADO. TWO YEARS AGO HE LOST HIS DAD TO
A DRUG OVERDOS
BUT THE OLDEST OF SIX KIDS, NOT
LETTING CIRCUMSTANCES GET IN THE
WAY OF FOLLOWING HIS PASSION FOR
PERFORMING.>>I GUESS IT WAS JUST MEANT TO
BE BECAUSE STRUGGLE IS STRUGGLE,
BUT IT’S REALLY WHAT YOU DO TO
GET OUT OF IT.>>I FOUND THIS YOUNG MAN AND I
FOUND A BRIGHT LIGHT WHEN I
FOUND HIM.>>SISTERS LORA AND LISA-ANNE
TAMAGINI ARE HELPING GUIDE AND
FOCUS THAT LIGHT. LORA WAS A MUSIC TEACHER IN LYNN
WHEN SHE FIRST SAW A THEN
12-YEAR-OLD BERNADO PERFORM IN A
SCHOOL CHORUS.>>THERE WERE PROBABLY 50 KIDS
ON THE STAGE AND ALL I SAW WAS
HIM.>>LISA ANNE, A FORMER OPERA
SINGER AND NOW VOCAL COACH IN
NEW YORK CITY RUNS THE SIVA
PROGRAM. SHE KNOWS A TALENT WHEN SHE
HEARS IT.>>I WOULD KNOW WITH IT THAT’
BERNADO, EVEN IF I WAS BLIND
FOLDED OR HEARD HIM IN A
RECORDING.>>LIVE THEATRE HAS THE POWER TO
BRING AN AUDIENCE TO A SPECIAL
PLACE. A PLACE BERNADO BELIEVES COM
WITH AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE.>>THERE’S HOPE IN THIS WORLD. THAT’S WHAT IT’S ABOUT. BOTH SHOWS ARE ABOUT LOVE AND
COMMUNITY AND THAT’S WHAT WE
SHOULD ALL BE ABOUT.>>IF YOU’D LIKE TO CATCH
BERNADO AND THE REST OF THE CAST
OF SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD,
CURTAIN GOES UP AT 7:00 HERE AT

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