All artists’ proceeds from each download go towards the 2017 Vinnies Christmas Appeal
The Silent Night Invitation is your chance to support the 2017 Vinnies Christmas Appeal, and make a positive difference to your community and the people who need help the most.
The Silent Night Invitation includes a modern and soulful arrangement of Silent Night, produced to mark 200 years since the carol was originally composed. The three featured artists are the talented Natasha Pinto, Gary Pinto and Fr Rob Galea.
The song is available to download through iTunes and Google Play and streaming through Spotify and iHeartRadio.
Special thanks to all the Silent Night contributors
Silent Night Invitation is a joint project of Catholic Super, the St Vincent de Paul Society, Gary Pinto, Natasha Pinto and Fr Rob Galea.
Fr Rob Galea
Fr Rob Galea is an ordained Catholic Priest currently serving in the Sandhurst Diocese, Victoria after moving to Australia from Malta, his home country. He is a singer and songwriter with an international fan base. Apart from a series of recordings and CD releases, Fr Rob has also written a number of songs for various campaigns and international conferences. Fr Rob has been featured in national newspapers and magazines around Australia as well as in Channel 10’s The Project, and was a contestant in Australia’s 2015 The X Factor.
Aria Award winning and multi platinum selling recording artist, Gary Pinto’s musical background includes fronting the band, CDB, widely regarded as pioneers of R&B music in Australia. Gary has also written songs for a number of Australian artists including Guy Sebastian, Mr Timothy, Anthony Callea, Christine Anu, Jimmy Barnes, Tina Arena and Guy Sebastian’s touring bands. Co-writing the World Youth Day Anthem for 2008 with Guy Sebastian, Gary also wrote the song “Mary MacKillop”. Gary is currently performing with Jimmy Barnes, Tina Arena and Guy Sebastian’s touring bands.
With a passion for Neo-Soul and R&B, Natasha has recently supported Brandy and toured with R&B legends, Boyz II Men and K-Ci and Jojo. A regular performer at Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Natasha has just released her second EP to critical acclaim with Super Producer Rob Fusari, (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Whitney Houston).
“Catholic Super was delighted to work with the St Vincent de Paul Society to launch the Silent Night Invitation. Vinnies is one of Australia’s biggest charities and every year plays an essential part in helping making a difference for people struggling in our community. Please feel free to share the Silent Night Invitation to support people experiencing disadvantage this year.”
– Frank Pegan, Catholic Super’s CEO.
Christmas is a beautiful time of year though the truth is that many Australians are living in poverty. 731,000 are children. Your support can make a difference. Make a direct donation to the Vinnies Christmas Appeal for 2017.