Celtic Tenors Tour U.S.
By Irish America Staff
December / January 2003
Chicago-based Jam Theatricals will present the U.S. debut tour of the Irish singing trio, the Celtic Tenors, in December. The tour, entitled “An Evening with the Celtic Tenors,” begins in New London, Connecticut, December 1 and ends in Baltimore, Maryland on December 18. Other cities on the tour include Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, New Brunswick, N.J., Pittsburgh and New York.
The Tenors, Niall Morris, James Nelson and Matthew Gilsenan, perform traditional Irish folk tunes as well as pieces from the classical repertoire and musical theater.
All three individuals have toured extensively with leading opera companies and have played to tremendous acclaim in Europe. Their debut album Celtic Tenors went gold in Ireland in four weeks, reached No. 2 on the UK Classical Album Chart and went on to make platinum status in Ireland.
Padraic McKiernan of the Sunday Independent reviewed a recent concert saying, “There’s plenty to please the purist, but their play list also points to a refreshing affinity with the populist…Their rendition of songs like `The Evocation of Caledonian’ and `Will You Go, Lassie, Go’ hit all the right notes with the audience while an a cappella treatment of `Danny Boy’ had them in raptures.”
In honor of the Celtic Tenors’ American tour, PBS aired “Celebrate! With the Irish Tenors” in August 2002. ♦
For more information, contact Jill Evans at (773) 327-3830 (ext 104), Paul Merritt, (773) 327-3830 (ext 111), or email [email protected]