Camaldolese Benedictine Father Cyprian Consiglio is a nationally known singer, composer, recording artist and speaker. During his more than 10 years at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California, he has served as choirmaster and liturgist and has been involved in formation work and teaching.
Before entering monastic life, Cyprian toured and performed extensively, both solo and with various groups. He lived in a Christian ashram in South India studying Indian music and Asian philosophy and spirituality. He received his master?s in theology from St. John Seminary in Camarillo, California.
Cyprian is known for his soulful voice and use of many musical styles to express sacred themes. Cyprian specializes in concerts for people of all ages. He performs solo, with just guitar accompaniment, and with percussionist John Pennington, who specializes in hand drumming and world music. Cyprian is also available on a limited basis for conferences and retreats.