On-Air Highlights

Home for Christmas with Celtic Woman

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Dec 2, 2014 10:06 AM
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Photo by Courtesy of Kip Carrol

Internationally renowned for alluring stage productions and songs of heartwarming inspiration, Celtic Woman present their new chapter of musical enchantment in Home For Christmas. Vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden, Méav Ni Mhaolchatha and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt perform timeless holiday favorites (“Silent Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” “Joy to the World”) with their signature Celtic twist, under the distinctive musical direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. 

Home For Christmas, directed by Russell Thomas and filmed at Dublin’s Helix Theatre, is both a visual and aural feast. Featuring Ireland’s finest musicians composing a 36-piece orchestra and the 40-member Philharmonic Choir, this large-scale production is a moving and festive celebration of the music cherished for generations.

Since Celtic Woman’s March 2005 American debut on public television, the unique all-female ensemble has emerged as a spectacular commercial success and a genuine cultural phenomenon. Their evocative, uplifting music has crossed over national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a devoted fan base that spans the globe. The adult contemporary ensemble has gone on to achieve world-renowned success by connecting directly to fans via public television and international tours. Celtic Woman has sold over eight million CDs and DVDs worldwide, with multi-platinum album sales in nine countries, and over 2.3 million concert tickets sold.

Celtic Woman - Home for Christmas airs on WITF TV December 11 at 8:00pm, and December 14 at 7:30pm.

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

  • Celtic Woman: Emerald CD $75 or a monthly contribution of $6 per month
  • Celtic Woman: Emerald DVD $100 or a monthly contribution of $8 per month
  • Celtic Woman: Emerald DVD & CD $150 or a monthly contribution of $12 per month
  • 2 tickets to Celtic Woman Concert at American Music Theatre March 7, 2015 8:00pm $250
  • 2 tickets to Celtic Woman Concert at American Music Theatre March 8, 2015 3:00pm $250
  • 2 tickets to Celtic Woman Concert at American Music Theatre March 7, 2015 8:00pm $300

Contributing to WITF helps everyone in your community benefit from award-winning news, programs and articles that open us up to exciting new ideas and worlds. Donate online now!

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