Connie Salazar
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The best kept secret in music

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"CD Review - Into Your Presence"

A must-have CD for contemplation during this Year of the Eucharist is Connie Salazar's latest release, Into Your Presence. Salazar’s warm vocals and soothing melodies mix to offer many well-known church classics and a few new ones. Two tunes from this CD are written by Catholic favorite John Michael Talbot: "Holy is His Name" and Only in God." Salazar has taken these songs and made them her own giving a new sound to each.

The beautifully produced "Adoro te Devote - Gracious Spirit Dwell With Me" is one not to be missed . Adoro te Devote translates to “I adore Thee devoutly" and this hymn is usually given in the "Thanksgiving after Mass," in the Missal. This version has a Celtic or "Old World" feel to it. “Christ Has No Body Now But Yours” is a exquisitely done song based on a prayer by St. Teresa of Avila...
...Other joyful praise songs on the CD include "Shout to the Lord" and "The Potter's Hand," and many others. You will easily forget the Josh Groban version of "You Raise Me Up” once you hear Connie Salazar’s adaptation. It is more reflective and will touch your soul with her vocals. It is a true song of praise that shines on Into Your Presence.

- CatholicMusicNetwork.com


"CD Review - Journey of Faith"

Connie Salazar's second compact disc, Journey of Faith, features a pleasing and diverse song selection. Salazar, who hails from Southern California, loves Spanish ballads; this is evident in her treatment of "Ave Maria" and "Pescador de Hombres". Two gospel standards, "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace", are delivered with enough soul to make a Protestant proud. ...Salazar's voice and interpretive style are strongly appealing. Her commitment to the Catholic faith inspires her music...

- Catholic Faith and Family Magazine


"Vocal review"

"Her voice is gentle and strong, as elegant and clear as crystal. To hear Connie lift her voice in praise of the wonders of God is to be lifted with it, immersed in prayer." - Medjugorje Magazine


Discography

Connie Salazar 1996
I Heard A Gentle Call 1997
Journey of Faith 1999
Into Your Presence 2004

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Bio

Connie got her start in music at a young age and became a main cantor at her church at age 18. She received a degree in music at Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles and is also classically trained.

In 1988, Connie won a singing contest and was selected to perform the national anthem in front of a sell-out crowd at Dodger Stadium.

In 1995 she joined the Coro De Los Angeles, which was formed for World Youth Day. Because of her versatility and lovely voice, she was invited to sing on recordings of nationally renowned Catholic composers Bob Hurd, Jaime Cortez and Eleazar Cortez.

In 1996, Connie performed for President Gerald Ford, New Jersey Governor Christy Todd Whitman and the New Jersey republican national convention delegation in San Diego, CA.

In 2000, Connie was nominated for "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the United Catholic Music & Video Association and in 2001, she was invited to record a half-hour television show called "Backstage" in which she performed songs from her albums. The show was aired globally on the EWTN television network.

Also in 2001, one of the songs from Connie's Journey of Faith album was selected for a CD sampler that was put out by John Michael Talbot's record label.

Her music can be heard on various internet radio sites and some Christian radio stations around the country.