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Celtic Woman performs holiday favorites Dec. 17 at North Central College

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Celtic Woman performs its critically acclaimed holiday show “A Christmas Celebration—The Symphony Tour” Dec. 17 at North Central College.

The Celtic Woman performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $80, $70 and $65; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

For the first time ever, the enchanting Irish music sensation Celtic Woman will perform its beloved Christmas songs in a unique and more traditional symphonic setting. “A Christmas Celebration—The Symphony Tour” will organically showcase the pure angelic voices of Celtic Woman in a reverent yet dynamic live music experience accompanied by the stirring instrumentals of the DuPage Symphony Orchestra.

The vocal quartet consists of Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe and Máiréad Nesbitt. The performance will feature Christmas classics off the 2006 release “A Christmas Celebration.” The album includes holiday family favorites, including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” “White Christmas” and “Silent Night.”

Since Celtic Woman’s 2005 debut, this unique all-female ensemble continues to have mainstream success: six million CDs and DVDs sold worldwide, two Top 10 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200 and three gold and platinum albums. Celtic Woman retains a close connection to its fans via public television specials and frequent touring. Visit celticwoman.com to learn more.

Joining Celtic Woman for this special performance is the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, an organization dedicated to fostering and developing local musical talent and educating the public in symphonic literature. Visit dupagesymphony.org to learn more.

USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors of North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

11-13-2011