UCD CHORAL SCHOLARS at CARNEGIE HALL, FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Exactly five years ago, in March of 2014 Niamh Hyland, Artists Without Walls and I presented the University College Dublin Choral Scholars at historic St Peter’s Episcopal Church in the Chelsea section of New York City. Led by Director Desmond Earley, the Choral Scholars performed a program entitled Songs of Farewell: Sailing Away.  Beginning with Rachmaninoff’s “All Night Vigil,” followed by traditional  and contemporary music, the Choral Scholars captivated the audience with their brilliant sound.
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This Friday night you can hear and see the Choral Scholars when they make their Carnegie Hall debut. Here’s a link to tix and the event: UCD Choral Scholars at Carnegie Hall
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“What a heavenly evening last night, a place to listen to the music of  worlds we don’t  always  remember we inhabit. And what a program; unearthly voices singing songs of the ordinary life we know, love and quarrel with, and thrill too as well. Thank you to Artists Without Walls for putting all of us together – audience singers, music. What an inspiration. We are truly very grateful.” Kathleen Hill, author of “Who Occupies This House.”

 

ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS’ NOVEMBER SHOWCASE AT THE CELL

Join Niamh Hyland and me for Artists Without Walls’ Showcase at The Cell Theatre, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27. The Cell is located at 33 West 23rd St, in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. The doors and bar open at 6:45 and the presentations begin at 7:30.

Featured performers include Rebekah Madebach and Dan Brown, Eddie Brill, Jim Hawkins, Robert Clohessy, Susan McKeown and Roisin McKeown as part of CualaNYC. 

Niamh and I are hosts and emcees. Hope to see you there!

THANK YOU TO A GREAT FRIEND, AND A GREAT FRIEND OF THE ARTS, TOM MYLES

We received a wonderful note from Tom Myles concerning Charles R. Hale Productions’ “New Yorkers: Together in Story and Song.”

“Congratulations, Charles, on the success of Charles R. Hale Productions.  It is no surprise. You are passionate about the performing arts and tirelessly work at producing and promoting great shows.

I also note that in addition to your hard work, you (and Niamh Hyland at Artists Without Walls) treat everyone who comes to your performances with respect, whether it is a longtime friend or someone who just walked in the door, whether it’s a person with deep pockets or a college student, whether it’s a seasoned professional or a nervous first-timer. You show an interest in all and warmly welcome them.

I have seen dozens of your shows. Talented people from across the globe joyfully work with you. There is no hierarchy and there is no favoritism. I would not keep returning if it were any other way. It’s a pleasure to be a small part of what you have accomplished. Continued success, my friend.”

Thank you, Tom, for your thoughtfulness, your generous support and your role as a co-producer of “New Yorkers: Together in Story and Song.”