ABOUT the Artist Nancy Scimone
Nancy Scimone aspires to share her faith through the performing arts. Inspired by Saint Pope John Paul II's declaration "...to convey the message entrusted her by Christ, the Church needs art," Nancy takes these takes these words to heart.
Raised in a serene suburb of New York City and nurtured by the liveliness and love of her endearing Italian American family, she first connected the beauty of music with God as a child in church, and knew from the age of six that singing would be her lifelong passion. Her inspiration is sparked by the Eucharist, sacred scripture, nature, her family, the great saints, and the astounding grace of being alive.
Her acclaimed original saint drama performances have reached 1,000s of listeners, with over 100 performances across North America of her original drama "Saint Faustina - Messenger of Mercy," including the National Center of Divine Mercy, the John Paul II Cultural Center, and historic Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore, the site of the miracle leading to Sister Faustina's sainthood.
She cantored the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for a National Shrine of Divine Mercy EWTN international broadcast, and composed a Chaplet melody for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Feast of Divine Mercy. At the invitation of the Sisters of Life, she performed a sacred music concert at the Church of Our Saviour in New York City.
Classically trained, she has been the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah at the John F. Kennedy Center, and has sung in sacred music concerts in Italy.
Nancy performs for senior and memory care residents, providing a respite of comfort and joy. "The greatest privilege of performing for our treasured elderly is when they share their stories with me, and I learn from their abundant wisdom."
Her recordings "Ora Pro Nobis," "Panis Angelicus," "The Sanctity of Life Scriptural Rosary," "The Chaplet of Divine Mercy," and "The Quiet Place" psalms are heard worldwide on radio and online.
Nancy Scimone is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP.) She resides with her family in northern Virginia (Diocese of Arlington) and is a regular lector at her home parish.