CenterStage series welcomes tenor John McDermott on Sept. 25

September 20, 2022
John McDermott

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.