Culture Connect Featured Event
Music lovers from around the region will revel in the upcoming programs offered by CitySingers of Hartford in collaboration with Wild Notes, a bold and exuberant Connecticut-based Celtic instrumental ensemble. Having appeared together in recent years to packed audiences, these groups will reunite for two captivating performances that will once again showcase traditional/ familiar Celtic melodies, lavish harmonies and imaginative instrumentation.
On Sunday, May 23rd at 4:00 CitySingers will present Celtic Fire, an exploration of the sacred Celtic tradition that will ignite the imagination with captivating folk melodies, soulful chants and ancient rhythms, featuring compositions by celebrated composers such as Turlough O'Carolan, Sean O'Riada, and Michael McGlynn. Wild Notes will add exhilarating instrumental expression with Irish harp, wooden flute, fiddle, mandolin, concertina, traditional drums, double bass, and guitar, along with pipe organ and highland pipes. A reception follows each performance with additional entertainment by Wild Notes and CitySingers, who will perform engaging Irish ballads, brisk jigs, and other Celtic tunes for pure enjoyment. “The Celtic tradition evokes such high-spirited and varied depths of expression,” notes Suzanne Gates, Artistic Director. “CitySingers is honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with Wild Notes to bring this remarkable musical legacy to our greater community.”
The second performance is on Sunday June 13th at 5:00 at Emmanual Church in Newport, RI. Please see that date for details.