“Chloë’s Christmas” concert to feature special guest Dermot Kiernan
“Ireland’s Celtic Songbird,” Chloë Agnew, a founding member of Celtic Women, will join special guest Dermot Kiernan to present Chloë’s Christmas, a holiday concert, on Friday, December 1, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Monrovia. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. concert may be ordered at ticketleap.com for $20 plus $2 handling.
Agnew, a friend of the St. Luke’s community, and Kiernan, a regular visiting singer with the choir, will perform an evening of their favorite holiday music in the church’s exquisite visual and acoustic setting.
A performer since childhood, Chloë Agnew appeared in the PBS special Celtic Woman at fourteen. The US response led to a debut album that remained on the Billboard World Music Chart for 81 weeks. That and the group’s next two albums went on to hold the top three positions on the chart. Agnew was named 2012 Female Vocalist of the Year at the Irish Music Awards. The following year, she moved to Los Angeles to launch a solo career. Her appearances have included touring internationally with some of America’s most distinguished orchestras.
Dermot Kiernan has toured extensively with Dublin’s Pro Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral Choirs, appearing as a featured soloist for their recordings and concerts worldwide. In 2009, he joined The Celtic Woman Aontas Choir and toured with it across the globe. He was later named its choir leader/director. Now based in Los Angeles, he performs, directs and teaches across the country.
About St. Luke’s
Formally admitted to the Episcopal Diocese of California on April 30, 1891, St. Luke’s has been a part of the Monrovia community for 125 years. The inclusive church welcomes all to its community. The superb acoustics of its landmark 1924 Romanesque house of worship make it a popular site for a variety of music performances. Eucharist services are held on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. The Reverend Neil Tadken is Rector. The church’s website is saintlukesmonrovia.org.