Posted 15 Nov 2016
Emmy Award-winning Irish tenor Eamonn McCrystal and 'Celtic Woman' star Chloe Agnew will be in concert at the Walton Arts Center, 495 West Dickson Street, Fayetteville, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will feature hit music from Ireland, new music from both artists and Christmas favorites.
Tickets for the performance are available exclusively through the Arkansas PBS Foundaion for a donation of $50 per ticket for floor seats and $40 per ticket for balcony seats. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Additional information and ticket reservation forms are available at aetnfoundation.org/boxoffice or by calling 1-800-662-2386.
These tickets are a fundraiser for the Arkansas PBS Foundaion, and all proceeds will support programming on AETN, Arkansas's PBS affiliate and only statewide public service media network.
McCrystal, a renowned adult contemporary vocalist, TV personality and radio host, was born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, and recorded his first album at 13. He has collaborated with major artists/producers including Walter Afanasieff, Kristin Chenoweth and Randy Travis. Now, the Irish tenor joins forces with Celtic woman favorite Agnew for an exclusive North American tour celebrating Irish culture, great music and Christmas.
Viewers may preview the concert in 'The Music of Northern Ireland,' Thursday, Nov. 24, at 10:30 a.m.; Friday, Nov. 25, at 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 a.m.
Shot before a live audience at the historic Grand Opera House in Belfast, the special stars McCrystal and features performances by singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy, Broadway star Rachel Tucker, and singers-songwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty, all of whom hail from Northern Ireland. The concert celebrates a wide array of music and artists originating from the country, including Van Morrison ('Moondance,' 'Brown Eyed Girl') and Jimmy Kennedy ('Red Sails in the Sunset,' 'South of the Border'), along with haunting, traditional pieces like 'Carrickfergus,' 'Danny Boy' and more. An orchestra led by musical director Nigel Wright, producer for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon Cowell, accompanies the performance.
Also airing will be 'Eamonn McCrystal: The Music of Christmas' Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
This special celebrates the music of Christmas from Belfast's Grand Opera House. The concert event features an array of Christmas classics including 'White Christmas,' 'The Christmas Song' and a very special rendition of 'O Holy Night.' The concert will feature internationally renowned and world famous musical talent from Northern Ireland. Special guests include Broadway and 'West End' star Rachel Tucker, Belfast's own Brian Kennedy, Keith and Kristyn Getty and more.
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