Irish Research and Teaching

An tIonad Um Thaighde Agus Theagasc Éireannacha

Fundraising Concert to Build Student Scholarships

Michael Londra
Celtic Yuletide
The Concert

Thursday, December 19th, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Auditorium
Armstrong Campus
Georgia Southern University

11935 Abercorn Street • Savannah • GA 31419 

Michael Londra sings “Winter Fire and Snow”

A Memorable Evening
to Celebrate the Holidays
in Savannah

With style and feeling, the famed tenor and two-time Emmy® nominee Michael Londra brings the experience of Irish Christmas to the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Armstrong (Savannah) Campus of Georgia Southern University. We invite you — and your loved ones and friends — to join us for a memorable evening of songs and tales, full of Celtic spirit and professional polish.

The evening features traditional Irish carols, such as “Winter Fire and Snow,” as well as Irish-language versions of “Silent Night” and other popular seasonal pieces. Michael also performs some newer works, including his own “Beyond the Star,” which choirs worldwide have recorded.

One of the truly great Irish singers of our time, Michael offers, in addition, stunning renditions of many Christmas classics, not least “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and “The First Noël.” And, of course, he shares his internationally renowned version of “Danny Boy,” which has caused him to become a YouTube sensation, with over eight million views for that song alone!

Joining Michael onstage are top-ranked Irish musicians, who perform age-old Celtic airs on the haunting uilleann pipes (elbow bagpipes), on lively fiddles, and on the resonant bodhrán, Ireland’s national drum. They thrill the audience with favorite tunes from the Irish traditional repertoire, ranging from frenetic jigs and reels to sweet lullabies and love songs.  The musicians are some of the most popular in Ireland, in high demand for festivals and concerts throughout the year.

The golden thread throughout the show is Michael’s glorious voice. A native of County Wexford in southeastern Ireland, he has performed on major stages in over 40 countries. Furthermore, he has recorded with such vocal superstars as Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. Michael’s Emmy® nominations resulted from his PBS productions, including Beyond Celtic, and he has just finished recording a new television special, Ireland with Michael, a portion of which celebrates the historic links between Ireland and Savannah.

Michael Londra sings “Danny Boy”

An Outstanding Holiday Concert — and a Great Cause

After expenses, all proceeds from the show’s ticket and merchandise sales go to support study in Ireland by students from Georgia Southern University. So, not only will you enjoy a wonderful, festive evening, but you’ll also be making a transformational difference in the education of our young people. Thank you for your interest and support!

Tickets

General Admission: $30

VIP Admission: $80

The VIP packet includes a Meet Michael Londra reception with quality hors d’oeuvres, plus a seasonal gift basket with CDs from the artist and “good things” from local producers and retailers.

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To discuss group, corporate, and other options in connection with Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide in Savannah (December 19, 2019), please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Meaghan Dwyer-Ryan, the Savannah-based Associate Director of the Center for Irish Research and Teaching. Meaghan’s email is mryan@georgiasouthern.edu, and her office phone number is 912-344-2930.

The Center for Irish Research and Teaching