Record-Setting Classical Trio The Priests Visit the State Theatre, 11/20
A classical musical group made up of three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland are among the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. The Priests take the stage at the State Theatre on Wednesday November 20th.
Show time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Sponsored by Abundant Graces.
Fathers Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy have sold over 2 million copies of their debut album, which sold at such a frantic pace it quickly secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest selling classical debut of all time. Their self-titled debut album hit platinum in multiple countries, as did their follow up album, Harmony.
The trio has been singing together since the 1970s as students in grammar school. After signing a deal with SonyBMG in April 2008, they recorded their first album in Northern Ireland and Rome, with the unusual honor of having been allowed to record in St Peter's Basilica in The Vatican.
The Priests have sung all across the world, and to audiences that included the British Royal Family and the Irish President. The Priests even shared a stage with the Pope before a crowd of 80,000 people in Hyde Park, England in September 2010 as millions watched on television at home.
Their music has also benefited others. The Priests take home only a small percentage of their profits, the vast majority of their royalties going instead into their charitable fund, which helps build schools in places like Cambodia, Uganda andThailand, and is also used to help look after retired priests and the homeless.