The Pipes of Christmas
The Pipes of Christmas will celebrate its 20th joyous season with performances in New Jersey and New York this December. The holiday favorite opens on Saturday, December 15 at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 921 Madison Avenue (at 73rd Street) for a 2PM performance. The concert moves across the Hudson River on Sunday, December 16 to Central Presbyterian Church located at 70 Maple Street in Summit, NJ with performances at 2 and 7PM.
For those weary of the ceaseless stream of secular seasonal music from department stores to TV, the Pipes of Christmas offers a spiritual and traditional take on the season that connects concertgoers to the holiday in a fresh, meaningful way. The show features tunes such as Joy to the World, Silent Night and Amazing Grace, all performed live on pipes and drums, harp and fiddle, and organ and brass.
Not only does the performance define Christmas cheer, but also it inspires those of Celtic descent to retrace and reconnect to their ancestry. The concert presents the music of Christmas accompanied by readings taken from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Featured performers include James Robinson and Andy Weir from the film ?Braveheart,? Gillebride MacMillan from the hit STARZ series, "Outlander," Glenfiddich Scottish fiddle champion Calum Pasqua, Gaelic Mod champion harpist Jennifer Port of Golspie, Scotland, and the Pipe Major Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band from Redlands, CA.