Celebrating our 14th Joyous Year!
THE PIPES OF CHRISTMAS
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
921 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street
New York City
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Central Presbyterian Church
70 Maple Street
From the bold sounds of the pipes and drums, and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, The Pipes of Christmas is a festival for the soul. The concert features the music of Christmas accompanied by a selection of readings taken from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
The 2012 concerts will feature the World Premiere of two new musical works from Scottish composers Steve Gibb of Inverness, Scotland and James Ross of Wick, Scotland.
Proceeds from the concert benefit scholarships established with leading Celtic arts programs in the US, Canada and Scotland. If you cannot attend in person please consider making a donation. Your gift, however small, will make a difference in some young person's life and go a long way to keep the music of Scotland and Ireland alive.
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Featured performers include James Robinson from the film Braveheart, New England fiddle champion, Paul Woodiel, "Riverdance" piper, Christopher Layer, cellist Sarah Hewitt-Roth, the Solid Brass ensemble, Scottish Gaelic Mod Champions (direct from Scotland) Jennifer Port and Paul McCallum and the PM Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band of Redlands, CA.
The Pipes of Christmas is made possible through the generous support of Edinburgh Napier University and the Grand Summit Hotel.
Special preview performance at the Miracle on Madison benefit for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12 noon.
Complete details at www.PipesOfChristmas.com or by phoning (908) 803-4043.