December 14, 2018

Perennially Popular ‘Celtic Tenors’ Perform at ‘The Kate’ Tomorrow

The Celtic Tenors perform at the Katharine Hepburn Theater on Wednesday.

The Celtic Tenors perform at the Katharine Hepburn Theater on Wednesday.

OLD SAYBROOK — The Celtic Tenors — a three-man vocal group comprising Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson — are back! Direct from Ireland, they will be performing favorite Irish and popular tunes on Wednesday, May 13, at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

The trio has been weaving together an eclectic repertoire of Celtic, operatic and popular songs for audiences worldwide since 2000.  What began as three talented friends gathering on the operatic stage has become an international and touring sensation that transcends the trio’s classical roots and embraces folk, pop and various other dimensions of musical genres.

Whether playing a neighborhood cathedral or major concert halls in international cities like New York, Amsterdam or Shanghai, you are assured of a professional, sparkling and most of all, good humored performance. Their range extends from beautiful Celtic songs like the haunting Danny Boy to exhilarating opera classics like Nessun Dorma.

The group was signed this summer to Decca/Universal Records and is currently in the studio recording a new album being produced by Charles Fisher, an award winning producer of hits in Australia and overseas for decades, with 12 Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards to his name, including a Special Achievement for his Lifetime Contribution to Australian Music. His credits include Savage Garden, The Hoodoo Gurus, Olivia Newton-John and many more.

The Celtic Tenors last CD release, Feels Like Home, celebrated the uplifting music of Ireland, Scotland , England and Wales , while borrowing a few songs from other cultures along the way. “We cross a lot of borders when we travel, but we find that people all over the world are similar in many ways. Almost everyone is open to good music and an uplifting message. We have so many great fans around the globe,” says James Nelson.

For tickets, call 860 510 0473 or visit www.thekate.org for tickets.

For more information on the Celtic Tenors, visit www.celtic-tenors.com

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