May 5 2013 Concert

Sunday Sauce and Song Concert

I am happy to announce that on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Saint Patrick Church, Youngstown, Ohio Harper Kirk and I will be presenting a concert of Sacred and secular music for voice and harp.  We are honored to be part of the Parish’s Sunday Sauce and Song Concert Series. Concert is free and open to the public.  Free will offering will be accepted.

Location:  Saint Patrick Church 1420 Oak Hill Ave. Youngstown, Ohio

For more information, call:  330-743-1109

Parish spaghetti dinner will be served from 11:00 a.m.  to 3:00 p.m. in parish hall.

Great time on the road!!

On stage after the concert, in Marion, IL

We are back home after a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day weekend!  The weather was perfect for traveling, and we were so happy to be back in St. Patrick, MO and Marion, IL where Harper Kirk and I performed.

We played two concerts on St. Patrick’s Day in the Shrine of St. Patrick in St. Patrick, Missouri.  On March 17th each year, this tiny village in Northeast Missouri, springs to life for the Feast day.  We also took part in the music for the Mass which ended the celebration.  What a blessing it has been to get to know the wonderful, kind people of Canton and St. Patrick, MO.
On Sunday, March 18 it was on to the Marion, Cultural Civic Center, in Marion, IL.   The civic Center is a beautiful facility, and we were thrilled to see our names and photo on the jumbo-tron!!  What fun!!  I was joined for a duet on “Fields of Athenry” by our dear friend, Tom Reillly, who lives in Marion.  My sister, Sharyn Chrystal, sang with me on “Old Irish Blessing.”   The acoustics of the hall were perfect for both voice and harp, and the staff so professional working the lighting and sound that it was an awesome day all around!
I hope to soon begin work on a new album….this journey continues!  I am truly blessed.
I will upload more photos when we get them all sorted out, but here is just one taken following the concert in the beautiful Marion Cultural and Civic Center in Marion, IL.
Slainte!
Colleen

Salve Regina

On May 16, 2010, Kirk Kupensky and I did a world premier of a new piece for harp and voice entitled “Salve Regina”.  It was a new setting of the traditional Latin text of the Salve Regina composed for us by Kathy Henkel, a composer from Los Angeles. The composer attended the premier, and afterward sent me a lovely note. I wanted to share Kathy’s note with you all.

“The premier – WOW!  You and Kirk couldn’t have had a more beautiful performance!  When you floated your last note, you transported us all to heaven.  Thank you SO much.”
– Kathy Henkel, Composer