VERO BEACH - Emmet Cahill, widely regarded as “Ireland’s most exciting young tenor” and star of the PBS Irish music phenomenon Celtic Thunder, will be in concert at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m.
The concert will feature traditional Irish classics including "Danny Boy" and "An Irish Lullaby," as well as Broadway and movie favorites “Bring Him Home,” “Moon River”, and nostalgic favorites like “Dream a Little Dream of Me”. Mr. Cahill will also take audience requests.
"I like to perform songs that have humanity to them, that tell a story,” said Mr. Cahill. “People want to feel connected to what I'm doing. They want to go away feeling that they've had an experience themselves. Through my songs and my stories, I want to make the audience laugh and cry.”
"I was in Vero Beach two years ago performing with Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and had a wonderful time. I’m so looking forward to coming back here again.”
Emmet Cahill received formal classical training in opera at the prestigious Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. He has won multiple classical competitions in Ireland and was named "Tenor of the Year" by the Irish Music Association in 2013. He has toured around the world with Celtic Thunder since 2011.
As a soloist, Mr. Cahill recorded “Emmet Cahill's Ireland,” which went to number one on Billboard magazine’s World Music Album charts. He performed to a sold-out audience at New York’s Carnegie Hall, opened the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, and sang at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Seamus Brett, Celtic Thunder's assistant music director, will accompany Mr. Cahill on the piano. The Emerald String Quartet will also perform.
Tickets are $19 for students and $49 for adults and may be purchased online at https://indianriverschools.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1171636 or at the door.
Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center is located at 1707 16th St., Vero Beach.