The IRISH TENORS to Bring a Little Holiday Magic to The McCallum Theatre

The IRISH TENORS to Bring a Little Holiday Magic to The McCallum Theatre

The McCallum Theatre presents The Irish Tenors in their Christmas performance on Tuesday, December 6, at 8:00pm. Enjoy the boisterous charm of The Irish Tenors Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan in this special holiday concert featuring traditional carols and classic Irish ballads, accompanied by a full orchestra.

The Irish Tenors' Holiday Celebration Concert has become, over the past sixteen years, a firm family tradition, bringing together children, parents and grandparents into one audience to hear the hauntingly beautiful music of Ireland and the glorious Christmas music that warms our hearts, gets our feet tapping, and lifts our spirits high. Their Christmas Celebration Tour of 2016 will take them across the United States from California to Florida, from Washington State to New York, with stops in all the major cities in between. The Irish Tenors, as honorary ambassadors of Ireland and its legendary music, invite you to come along and indulge yourself, family and friends with a richly orchestrated performance of the greatest music of all time with three of the finest tenors of all time.

Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998, with sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, and major concert halls throughout the world. Their faces and voices are familiar to PBS audiences through several specials, including the "Ellis Island" recordings that sold a million CDs and DVDs. In the words of the great Irish-American actor Martin Sheen who hosted their performance on Ellis Island: "Once they've started, you can't shut these guys up!"

Since they first joined voices in 1998, The Irish Tenors have made countless traditional treasures breathe with new life. Moreover, they've proven themselves gifted interpreters of a wide range of material, with such songs as "My Heart Will Go On" (from Titanic), "Fairytale of New York" (previously recorded by Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues) and even Jimmy Kennedy's "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)". These songs live comfortably in their repertoire alongside "Danny Boy," "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Fields of Athenry." Among their best-selling albums, Heritage ranks as one of the finest with classic recordings of many of the most beautiful Irish songs. We Three Kings is their best-selling Christmas album and includes superb Christmas gems that are featured year after year in their legendary Christmas Tour, a firm tradition for so many families who love their music and the special sparkle that marks their holiday program.

The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre. All classically trained singers, they have each performed in leading concert halls across the world. Together they combine to produce a sound and concert experience which stir the emotions. Happy songs of celebration and humor, mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart.

They are surely versatile, but for many, Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan are synonymous with Irish music. There is an aching bittersweet quality to much of Ireland's musical heritage, a melodic loveliness and emotional intensity that brings a tingle to the spine and a tear to the eye. The dazzling technique and depth of feeling that defines this musical genre, amplified to the third power, is the hallmark of The Irish Tenors.

The magic they've captured on previous releases has resulted in millions of albums sold and the upper reaches of Billboard's music charts. The Irish Tenors have appeared on several incredibly successful and highly rated PBS specials including "Ellis Island" and "Live from Belfast" as well as "The Today Show," "Good Morning America,"" Regis and Kelly," "Martha Stewart," A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts," and are one of the best-selling acts to appear on QVC.

The Irish Tenors tour constantly, thrilling old fans and winning new ones around the globe. In North America, they are one of the most successful Irish touring acts ever, second only to U2. Whether as the powerful vocal trio in full flight, or in their cameo solo spots, a concert performance by The Irish Tenors is an experience that never fails to excite and bears witness to the power of great music when performed by true artists.

Through the generosity of Jerry and Sarah Matthews, the McCallum Theatre presents The Irish Tenors in their Christmas performance on Tuesday, December 6, at 8:00pm.

Ticket prices for The Irish Tenors Christmas are $107, $87, $67 and $37. Tickets are available at the Theatre's website at www.mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-ARTS.


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