By Stewart Grant
Since its first tour in 1996, the Canadian Celtic Choir has built up a tremendous and steadily increasing following. Their talents have taken them across Canada to perform and even to faraway places such as Scotland, England and Hawaii. At present, the Choir has grown to the point where prospective new members are on a waiting list to join.
Three St. Marys residents (Bob Stephens, John McGarry, and Shelley Mason) are members of the Choir, and Stephens suggested to the Choir that they include the Stonetown in their 2017 list of tour dates. Per conversation with John McGarry this week, the response has been phenomenal.
“The United Church is a large venue with 400 tickets being made available, and we are well on our way to selling out the event,” said McGarry. “It’s been fantastic how the St. Marys community has responded.”
The roughly 90-minute show on October 14th will also include a guest appearance from The Three Baritones, of which St. Marys resident Piree Mitchell is a member. A large percentage of the songs are Canadian written, with others having origin in England and Scotland.
To obtain tickets for the upcoming event, please refer to the advertisement on page 15 of this week’s paper. For more information on the Canadian Celtic Choir, please visit their website at www.celticchoir.ca.