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Cheshire, CT
03/07/2017 09:58 AM

CHESHIRE, Connecticut —Nelson Hall of Cheshire announces that Anthony Kearns, Ireland’s Finest Tenor and founding member of the Irish Tenors, will be the highlight of a Gala event on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The Gala is Nelson Hall’s yearly opportunity to showcase and thank corporate sponsors for their support, and to encourage local community support of the performing arts program. 

Mr. Kearns is recognized around the globe for 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. With the tenors and in his own solo work he has performed for many prestigious events, including Presidential inaugurations, Veteran’s events, and major charity events throughout Ireland and the U.S. 

In addition to his continued work with The Irish Tenors, Anthony Kearns has a thriving solo concert career and is in increasing demand on international opera stages. His ever-increasing list of Opera credits includes: Don Giovanni’s Don Ottavio (Ireland), the lead in Faust (in both the US and Ireland), Carmen’s Don José (Ireland), Lucia di Lammermore’s Edgardo (US), Alfred in Die Fledermaus (US), Romeo for the Naples [Florida] Opera Company’s Romeo & Juliet: Then and Now, Gianni Schicci’s Rinuccio (Ireland), and Fenton in an Italian production of Falstaff. 

As the headliner of the Gala affair on March 25, Mr. Kearns will perform a full-length concert with his music director/accompanist, of songs ranging from Broadway show tunes and classic arias to traditional Irish folk songs, with a voice that is sure to enamor the audience.

The Nelson Hall Gala is a black tie-optional affair, and begins at 6:00PM with a private VIP reception with Anthony Kearns, for sponsors and individual donors of $100 or more, which will feature an elegant hors d’ouevres buffet, passed entrée items, carving station, and desserts. Gala Concert Supporters ($50) will enjoy admission to the concert at 7:30pm. 

Nelson Hall Gala: March 25, 2017; 6:00PM reception, 7:30PM concert with Anthony Kearns. Event information can be found at: Box office (203) 699-5495. Nelson Hall is located at 150 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT.  

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