Celebrate Christmas at The Sheen Center with George Winston, Lunasa, Jamie Parker
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) celebrates Christmas with a line-up of seasonal events for the whole family enjoy. Programming features an acclaimed musical celebrating an historical moment of peace at wartime, inspired by music; Grammy Award winner George Winston; five of New York's most distinguished contemporary pianists celebrating a contemporary classical masterpiece; internationally acclaimed Irish acoustic musicians, Lúnasa, in a an Irish Christmas celebration featuring live Gaelic music and story telling; and The Sheen Center's annual Christmas celebration featuring choirs, carols, and a special appearance by Broadway's Tony nominated Harry Potter, Jamie Parker.
This a capella musical recalls the moment when French, British, and German soldiers emerged from the trenches and laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, a glorious respite from the horrors of World War I. A remarkable true story told in the words and song of the men who lived them. $49 previews/$69/$89
GEORGE WINSTON - SECOND SHOW ADDED!
November 26 and 27 at the Loreto Theater
George Winston makes a triumphant return to The Sheen Center after his sold out show last year. In fact, his show at The Sheen Center this year has already sold out so a second show has been added on Monday, November 26. Winston will once again be playing favorite pieces spanning his five-decade career, which includes nearly 20 solo albums and soundtracks. $35/$55/65
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8:00PM in the Loreto Theater
Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche celebrate the music of Maggie Roche and the brand new Storysound Records release of Where Do I Come From (a 2 CD set of selected songs of Maggie Roche). Special guests are Grammy Award-winners The Indigo Girls, singer-songwriter Dave andactressOona Roche (brother and niece of Maggie and Suzzy), singer-songwriter-performance artist Rachelle Garniez, principal singer of Brooklyn's House of YesDaisy Press, producer-songwriter-musician Felix McTeigue, and songwriter-arranger-producer Dick Connette.In the tradition of The Roches, there will be holiday songs to welcome in the season. Tickets for this show are sold out, you can see the show live online via Livestream. Tickets for the live Livestream broadcast are available for $10 and can be purchased here.
Monday, December 10 at 7:30PM in the Loreto Theater
Five of New York's most distinguished contemporary pianists join together to perform Olivier Messiaen's monumental and profound Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus (Twenty Gazes on the Infant Jesus) in a theatrical evening of music accompanied by visual projections, compiled by Fr. Frank Sabatté, C.S.P., Senior Curator of The Gallery at the Sheen Center. Tickets: $20/$30 ($15 Student)
Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30PM in the Loreto Theater
An evening hosted by Lúnasa's renowned Master of Ceremonies and teller of tall stories, Kevin Crawford. Featuring guest singers, together creating a musical, spoken word and entertainment tapestry that takes the audience back to the band's Irish homeland in the days leading up to Christmas. $25/$35/$45
Monday, December 17 at 7PM in the Loreto Theater
Choirs from the Christian Cultural Center (young adults), St. Stephen of Hungary School (children), and the Times Square Church (adults) sing favorite carols and Tony Award nominee Jamie Parker, star of Broadway's Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, reads the holiday poem "The Night Before Christmas." $15 ($10 students)
Visit www.SheenCenter.org for more information about the above live music events, as well as other upcoming film screenings, theater, music, art, talk and poetry/rap/spoken word events including the Justice Film Festival, Prinze: The One-Man Show about Latino comedy icon Freddie Prinze;Princeton professors Cornel West and Robert P. George; author's night with the National Review's Jonah Goldberg; and Backstage Broadway:Come From Away with Kevin Tuerff, whose story is told in the musical, and his onstage alter ego Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball.
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (www.sheencenter.org) is a New York City arts center located in NoHo that presents a vibrant mix of theater, film, music, art and talk events. A project of the Archdiocese of New York, The Sheen Center serves all New Yorkers by presenting performances and artists that reflect the true, the good, and the beautiful. Named for the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, best remembered as an inspirational author, radio host and two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality, The Sheen Center reflects his modern-day approach to contemporary topics. The Sheen Center is a state-of-the-art theater complex that includes the 270-seat off-Broadway Loreto Theater, equipped with five-camera high-definition TV and live-stream capability and a multi-track recording studio; the 80-seat off-off-Broadway Black Box Theater; four rehearsal studios; and an art gallery.