CHRISTMAS with JOHN MCDERMOTT
Concert Hall at Victoria Hall
55 King Street West, Cobourg K9A 2M2
MON DEC 9, 2019 • 7:30PM, Doors at 6:30pm
TICKETS: $40 + fees
Enjoy the incomparable John McDermott live on stage at the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall in Cobourg.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Since the beginning of his musical career, John has recorded more than 25 albums, three of which have gone platinum while another has reached double platinum status and yet another achieved a triple platinum ranking. His latest offerings are entitled The Old House – a collaboration with his long-time musical director, guitarist and artist in his own right, Jason Fowler – and My Gentle Harp: A Tribute To Thomas Moore, the musician, poet and singer who lived from 1779 to 1852. The Old House offers such perennial favourites as Wild Mountain Thyme, The Cliffs of Doneen and Red is the Rose, as well as the hilarious crowd-pleaser I’m My Own Grandpa. With My Gentle Harp, John pays homage to the man whose words have been used in opera, in the works of James Joyce and have been featured in performances on some of the greatest stages of the world. For more than 200 years, Thomas Moore’s poetry, prose and music have touched the lives of millions and continue to have an important influence on the arts to this day.
There are many other milestones in John’s career. His concerts are sell-outs and sales of his albums are brisk. In addition, John is a perennial favourite to sing the National Anthem at Toronto Maple Leafs home games, and he has met five U.S. presidents. He has been nominated for a number of Juno awards and received the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Bob Hope Award for his support for veterans’ causes. Veterans are special to John. His father, who died in 1995, served in the Royal Air Force. John’s mother, who lived on for about five years after her husband’s death, had a brother who died in the notorious Changi Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. Two of John’s cousins were killed in Vietnam and another took his own life after serving there. In 2010, John was awarded a Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation for his work on behalf of veterans. He is also an honorary member of the War Amps of Canada.
To keep up-to-date with John’s album releases, news and other information visit his website at: johnmcdermott.com
This unforgettable concert will be presented in the beautiful and historic Concert Hall at Victoria Hall featuring custom-designed Visual Effects by award-winning Designer Antonio Sarmiento spanning 44 feet wide and 20 feet high around the live performance giving our audiences an experience they will only see in Cobourg.
Available at via the Woodlawn Inn in Downtown Cobourg and include dinner for two, a complimentary shuttle to the Concert Hall and premiere seating.
SHOPPING & DINING PERKS
Come to Downtown Cobourg early and show your tickets on the day of the event at participating “Experience Partners” in Downtown Cobourg to receive a special discount on your meal or purchase!
Explore Cobourg from the stunning Beach, to the gorgeous Marina, to the historic Victoria Hall on beautiful King Street and beyond. There is so much to enhance your visit and make Cobourg your destination of choice for quality entertainment and a complete “experience”!