A concert featuring Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill, formerly with Celtic Thunder, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem (FPCB), 2344 Center Street. This is just one of the concerts on his 2018 U.S. tour which will include a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. His appearance at FPCB is part of a concert series at the church that includes the treble choristers of Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys on March 9 and Lebanon Valley Collet Concert Choir on March 23.
Emmet Cahill recently signed a major recording contract with Sony Music USA and his debut album, of Irish classics and folk tunes with the tenor accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, reached Number 1 on the world music billboard charts. Cahill has appeared on PBS and the Today Show. He performed by special invitation for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Before starting his solo career, Cahill toured with the international Irish music group, Celtic Thunder with performances throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.
Emmet Cahill is 26 years old and comes from County Westmeath in Ireland. At age 5 he began piano instruction, and his vocal training began at age 7. After earning the prestigious “Schola Cantorum” music scholarship, he attended the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he received a BA in Music Performance and was named “Most Promising Young Singer”. In addition, he is a multiple prizewinner at the National Feis Ceoil singing competition in Ireland. He was chosen to perform at a special concert for the president of Ireland in 2009.
Advance tickets may be purchased at https://www.emmetcahill.com/. The cost for general admission is $30 with tickets also available at the door. For a “Meet and Greet” opportunity beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the tenor, the price is $45.
First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem members receive a $10 discount at the door or by using promo code “Shamrock” if purchasing tickets online.