The Kirkland Performance Center and Berkshire Snow Productions are pleased to announce a concert by Irish trio, Affiniti. This Christmas concert will also feature Howard Crosby, nephew of Bing Crosby. This show and will bring Affiniti to the Seattle area for the first time. Tickets are available at the KPC box office and online at http://www.kpcenter.org/about/box-office/
Affiniti is a powerhouse Irish female trio made up of vocalist Emer Barry (Soprano), Aisling Ennis (Harp) and Mary McCague (Violin). All three are classically trained and masters of their instruments, now presenting a special hybrid of classical and pop, with songs from their Celtic heritage, the Christmas catalog and covers from artists like Adele and U-2. Expect to hear stunning renditions of beloved Irish songs such as “You Raise Me Up,” “Danny Boy,” their single “O Holy Night,” which reached Number #1 in the Irish download charts over Christmas 2014, as well as a very special duet of “White Christmas” with Mr. Crosby. Their music combines the mystery of Celtic Music with the Magic of Christmas.
Howard Crosby is the nephew of American entertainment icon, Bing Crosby. Crosby grew up in Bing’s hometown of Spokane, and after years in the education and energy fields, he turned to his first love: singing. At a concert in Dublin in 2010, Crosby met the ladies of Affiniti and asked if they would consider performing in the States. Their collaboration has sold out performances at the Mary’s Woods Chapel in West Linn for the last four years.
Affiniti has performed across America in recent years. Kevin Cullen, of the Boston Globe, wrote: “Affinití…full of soul and sass and sophistication as well as exquisite technique…” Classical Crossover awarded Affiniti Best New Group awards in 2012 following the release of their debut EP, Rebirth, and noted: “they have an outstanding ear for converting pop into a fresh classically inspired sound.”
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