The Fitchburg State University CenterStage arts and culture series welcomes acclaimed tenor John McDermott back to campus for a performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 in Weston Auditorium. Tickets are available now.
McDermott, born in Scotland to Irish parents and raised in Toronto, draws from a wide repertoire of songs telling stories of love and war, of loss and history. A McDermott performance is a festival for the ears.
McDermott’s career began when he belted out an impromptu rendition of “Danny Boy” at a company party in Toronto. A few years later, for his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, he recorded an album of Irish and Scottish ballads. He was encouraged to share it with the world, and a long and successful history of recording and performing on stage and television had begun. McDermott is one of the original members of The Irish Tenors and a musical storyteller in the Celtic tradition. His voice and his signature rendition of “Danny Boy” are emotionally evocative and tenderly nostalgic.
Tickets for John McDermott are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $5 for students. Tickets may be ordered online or by calling the Weston Box Office at 978.665.3347.