Long before there was a Christian religion, there existed a vibrant Celtic culture in the British Isles dating back to 1006 BCE. In 43 CE, the Romans began their conquest of Britain, but were never able to conquer Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Mann, or the Scottish Highlands. Wherever the Romans did not conquer, we still have Gaelic speaking regions with Celtic music which now thrives in every pub in the land. This music and culture has now flourished and spread worldwide.
Since 1997, City Cantabile Choir, under the direction of Frederick West, has celebrated this Celtic tradition and we now present some of those treasured songs including The Parting Glass, Loch Lomond, Gower Wassail, and the Wexford Carol, and West’s arrangement of the Christ Child Lullaby from the Hebrides.
We will be joined by the renowned Uillean Piper Tom Creegan, Irish fiddler Dale Russ, Celtic harpist Seumas Gagne, step dancers Olivia and Isabel Yamashita, and Gospel Master Kent Stevenson. Please join us for this festive evening as we celebrate over 40 years of great performances in our Grand Finale.