On-Air Highlights

Jackie Evancho - Awakening

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Nov 28, 2014 9:47 AM
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The angelic Jackie Evancho returns to WITF with her latest collection of songs from her new CD, Awakening. Drawn from the best-known pieces from the classical canon, along with uplifting sacred music, Broadway tunes and pop songs, Jackie’s astoundingly beautiful young voice soars in the magnificent setting of Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre, nestled among more than 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows in Brandywine Creek Valley in Pennsylvania, the singer’s home state. The first television special ever permitted to be taped on site at Longwood, it features Jackie performing onstage and at other stunning locations throughout the gardens, including the Chimes Tower and the spectacular Main Fountain.

Cheyenne Jackson joins Jackie to share duties as host and on a number of duets. Cheyenne, star of Broadway, film and television, is well known for his award-winning Broadway performance in Finian’s Rainbow, his recurring role on NBC’s 30 Rock, and his starring role in the HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra. Cheyenne and Jackie also show viewers some of the splendid beauty of Longwood Gardens as they tour key locations within it.

JACKIE EVANCHO – AWAKENING – LIVE IN CONCERT features these songs:

    • “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera (with Cheyenne Jackson)
    • “The Rains of Castamere” (theme from Game of Thrones)
    • “Nessun Dorma” by Puccini
    • “Dormi Jesu”
    • “With or Without You” by U2
    • “Your Love” by Enrico Morricone
    • “Vocalise” by Rachmaninoff
    • “Say Something,” a duet with Cheyenne Jackson of the Christina Aguilera mega-hit“
    • Ave Maria” by Caccini
    • “Open Fields of Grace”
    • “My Immortal” by Evanescence (performed by Jackie accompanying herself on the piano)
    • “Je t’aime”
    • “Take Me There”
    • “Memories”
    • “Made to Dream”

Jackie Evancho - Awakening airs on WITF TV on November 29 at 10:00pm, December 5 at 1:00pm, and December 8 at 8:00pm.

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During the show, we'll be offering special Celtic Thunder themed thank you gifts for your donation to WITF:

  • For a monthly gift of $6 or a one time contribution of $72, you may choose the Jackie Evancho - Awakening Live in Concert CD
  • For a monthly gift of $7 or a one time contribution of $84, you may choose the Jackie Evancho - Awakening Live in Concert DVD
  • For a monthly gift of $12 or a one time contribution of $144, you may choose the combo consisting of the Jackie Evancho: Awakening DVD and CD
  • For a one time gift of $150 you can get two tickets for Jackie's performance at the Luhrs Center on April 23, 2015 at at 7:30pm.
  • For a one time gift of $200 you can get two tickets for Jackie's performance at the Luhrs Center on April 23, 2015 at at 7:30pm, plus two meet and greet passes.

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  • Curt Rosevear img 2014-11-29 16:05

    The Shippensburg concert is April 23rd, not the 29th.

    • Fred Vigeant img 2014-12-01 09:35

      Curt,

      Thanks for spotting the error.

  • Gary Shanahan img 2014-12-15 23:43

    WOW !!! says just about everything on the evening . Miss. Evancho is truly turning into the PRIMEDIA. She gets better each year, her rendition of "Open Fields of Grace”,Je t’aime”,“Nessun Dorma” by Puccini, and “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera (with Cheyenne Jackson, was absolutely breathing taking. Miss Evancho is truly proven herself to the Operatic World and the world itself that she is a real star....