Saturday 8 October, 9:00 pm - Teatro Rosmini, Borgomanero (Italy)
Richard Hartley is a New York-based pastor, singer, arranger, songwriter, actor and musical director who has spent much of his career helping other major artists sound their best. He's recorded and/or performed with Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Tricky, Kelly Price, Candi Staton, the Staple Singers,Edwin and Walter Hawkins,Celine Dion,Mary J Blige,Faith Evans,Diddy R.Kelly,a tv appearance with Ms Aretha Franklin and and a movie appearance with the legendary Diana Ross and more! He's been lauded by Luther Vandross,Ashford and Simpson,Andrae Crouch and others.
Starting as youth in New York, Richard began singing at the age of four in the church of god in Christ and grew up to be one of the premier choir directors in New York City. After being selected for a role in Vy Higgensen's "Mama I Want To Sing" he went on to hold several principal roles in this hit musical, touring in over twenty countries with this production and appearing on many cast recordings. He appears in two Mariah Carey videos and has performed on The Grammy Awards show, Late Night With David Letterman, Show Time At The Apollo, Soul Train, The Rosie Odonnell Show,The Soul Train Music Awards, Donnie and Marie and The Oprah Winfrey show!
Richard Hartley can be described as Luther Vandross onstage with Walter Hawkins and The Hawkins Family, infused with the rhythms of Sade and Maxwell as backed by a band reminiscent of Earth, Wind & Holy Ghost Fire!!
Richard has travelled and performed in London, Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia, West Africa, Australia, China, Turkey, Russia, Paris, Ghana, Senegal, all through the caribbean, Greece, Vienna and japan over 100 times, where he frequently has sold out tours, performing for a decade in Tokyo Disenyland to over 20,000 people!
Richard Hartley has appeared at The Apollo theater, Madison Square Garden, City Hall, The Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center And several appearances at Carnegie Hall.
For the past 14 years Rev Richard Hartley has served as Pastor and co-founder of HAVEN INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES in Rockaway New York,which began in the private home of our co founder Shepherd Mother Naomi Hartley!
Haven is the home of the dynamic HAVEN HOUSE CHOIR...The choir has made tv appearances appeared at the Apollo Theater,Carnegie Hall and BBKINGS Club! and have recently recorded a soon to be released project, "Journey to the Good Life".Known as a non traditional gospel choir the HAVEN HOUSE CHOIR is poised to make their mark in gospel history,along with their sister choir the Tokyo Soulmatics Mass Choir.
Richard Hartley earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1983 and continued there for his graduate studies in counseling. Rev.Hartley enrolled and received his Bachelors and Masters in theology and also received his Doctorate in Divinity in May of 2014 from the Mason Kelly Washington Religious Institute,in Freeport NY! Founded by Bishop Frank O White. Where he was bestowed the honor of Valedictorian by school President Dr Juliet White.