Saturday, February 23,
2013 at 8:00 PM
Hibernian Festival Singers
For The Tenth Year
Ronan Tynan is truly a modern day “Renaissance
Man.” Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he
has persevered with enormous passion and determination. He attributes his
success to his faith and the knowledge that the Man Above guides him through
every door he opens. Introduced to international audiences as a member of
the Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and
irresistible appeal. Following his mother’s advice to always follow your
dreams, Tynan decided to launch a solo career, and has achieved the fame and
adoration that could have existed only in the farthest reaches of his
Tynan’s singing offered the gentlest consolation at the funeral of
President Ronald Reagan in the summer of 2004, when an international TV
audience of more than 35 million heard him sing “Amazing Grace” and
Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” at the personal invitation of Nancy Reagan. Ronan is
also famous for his performances of “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium
during the seventh-inning stretch, which he says have been nothing short of
unforgettable. In 2006 he started an affiliation with the Buffalo Sabres
hockey team and has performed "God Bless America" at many of their games.
Ronan’s ability to simultaneously console and inspire is well-documented.
In the wake of 9/11, the men and women of the New York Police Department and
New York Fire Department and their families have been able to count on Ronan
Tynan’s abiding concern and beautiful voice. Ronan has performed at benefits
and memorial services for New York’s Finest and Bravest, and his singing
softened the sorrow of many in the wake of the tragedy.
started out as a twelve person community choir under the leadership of Mr.
Ronnie Allen has grown and developed into a seventy person, four part choral
ensemble. The Hibernian Festival Singers have performed extensively both
nationally and internationally. Their tours have included the 150th
commemoration of the Great Hunger in Ireland, Solemn Mass at the Vatican in
Rome, Notre Dame, Le Mont-St. Michel, Lourdes, the Cathedral of Notre Dame
in Chartres, La Madeleine Church in Paris, Normandy's American Cemetery and
Beaches as well as concerts throughout the United States. Some performances
of particular acclaim have been Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, the
Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan, Westbury and Valley Forge Music Fairs, St.
Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, St. Ignatius Basilica in Rome, the
Stonehill College Irish Festival, the Hofstra University Irish Festival, the
St. James Irish Festival, the Nassau Coliseum, Trump Plaza and Shea Stadium.
The Hibernian Festival Singers have had the privilege of sharing the stage
with such exceptional artists as Frank Patterson, Hal Roach, John McNally,
Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns, the Wolfe Tones, Carmel Quinn, Dana, Andy
Cooney, Mac & and Dermot Henry.
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