Anthony Kearns in Concert - Accompanist Niall Kinsella
Sunday 29 Sept|7:30pm
Tickets available on the door
Venue: All Saints Church, Chapel Street, Drimoleague.
Anthony Kearns stars in an evening of traditional Irish melodies, popular favourites and much more besides. Anthony, one of the original Irish Tenors, has carved out a unique career for more than 20 years as one of the biggest musical stars of the PBS television channel in the US. His beautiful tenor voice has been heard in the concert halls and stages for more than 25 years performing the great Irish songs of the last 200 years.
His singing is recognised around the globe after over a decade of extraordinary collaborative work with the PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors, with whom he still tours annually. Their CDs have gone Gold, Platinum, and Double Platinum. The Irish Tenors are in the top 3 highest-grossing clients for PBS, bringing in a whopping $10 million over the course of their lengthy collaboration.
In addition to his continued work with The Irish Tenors, Anthony has as thriving solo concert career. Performing a concert repertoire which spans the spectrum brilliantly from Ireland to Broadway, from well-loved melodies to popular classics, and from light hearted comedy to the greatest tenor arias every written, Anthony does it all with class, style, assurance, and perfection.
Anthony is often invited to perform at prestigious events. He presented a remarkable programme at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library to celebrate the late President’s Irish roots. In 2013 Anthony sang during several Presidential Inauguration Events, and later in the year for an audience including US President Obama and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the US Capitol. Dedicated to the greater good, Anthony makes time to sing for many good causes and charities annually throughout Ireland and America, including Autism Awareness, music education, and US Veteran’s causes.
This will be a night of top class singing and entertainment from one of Ireland's finest tenors.
Niall Kinsella, piano
Irish pianist Niall Kinsella is fast establishing himself as one of the most exciting accompanists of his generation. Niall studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.
Niall has performed extensively as an accompanist throughout Europe - in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and in Ireland - in venues such as Wiener Musikverein & Konzerthaus, Mozarthaus Vienna, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, The Liszt Academy, Budapest, and regularly at Dublin’s National Concert Hall, where he curates and performs an annual series of song recitals. He has accompanied many of Ireland’s leading singers, including Cara O’Sullivan, Celine Byrne, Sandra Oman, Lynda Lee, Sharon Carty, Owen Gilhooly & Gavan Ring, and has also appeared with the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, Musici Ireland, Chamber Choir Ireland and with Vienna’s Webern Kammerchor.
His début CD “The Complete Songs and Airs of John F. Larchet” will be released internationally on Champs Hill Records (UK) in 2019, and his second CD, of Schubert songs, will be recorded for Austrian label Gramola Klassik in early 2020. www.niallkinsella.com
Seating is unreserved.