‘HOW GREAT THOU ART’.
THE SPIRITUAL HITS CONCERT
Featuring Ireland’s Greatest Voice
With soprano Sandra Oman and Special Guest Choirs Royal Theatre, Castlebar –
Sunday 3rd November 2013
Tickets €28 incl. booking fee.
The Royal Theatre presents a unique evening of Spiritual, Gospel & Pop hits featuring arguably Ireland’s Greatest Voice Red Hurley with Soprano Sandra Oman and Special Guest Choirs takes place on Sunday 3rd November at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar
Red Hurley has been enjoying significant success in both the UK and USA markets, with his forays into inspirational Gospel Recordings, with luminaries such as Dr. Maya Angelou, America’s Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Oprah Winfrey and Sir Terry Wogan numbered among the admirers of the Irish-born singer.
When Sir Terry Wogan played 'How Great Thou Art' on his famous Radio Show, he was amazed with the huge response he received. The Wake up to Wogan Producer Alan Boyd said "I have never received so many emails about any track that we have played!” Sir Terry Wogan declared that Red Hurley has a magnificent, tremendous voice.
Dr. Maya Angelou, America’s Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner calls Red 'Her Son' and has helped introduce him to a whole new audience Stateside. Red Hurley sang earlier this year at a concert to celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou’s birthday. He also performed with The Harlem Gospel Choir at the ‘Healing the Race’ concert for the Global movement for inter-Racial Healing which was attended by Dr. Maya Angelou.
Red Hurley is one of Ireland's elite legendary entertainers, whose singing career has spanned several decades. He is principally known as a solo artist, although he has performed with various bands including (in his early career) some of Ireland's top showbands. Though he straddled the showband era, Red Hurley emerged most strongly in the 1970s as one of the country's first pop stars and sex symbols. In 1976 Hurley represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "When", composed by Brendan Graham. He is one of the most successful solo male singers in Irish show-business history, with a chart and live performance career spanning five decades. He remains one of Ireland's best loved entertainers and, since 2005, has also enjoyed significant success in both the UK and USA markets, with his forays into inspirational Gospel Recordings, with luminaries such as Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Terry Wogan numbered among the admirers of the Irish-born singer.
Red Hurley now enjoys renewed success both in Ireland and the USA. In 2010 he celebrated 40 years in show business with a sell out tour of Ireland with his special guest, legendary US Singer Rita Coolidge. The highlight was a sell out show at Dublin's Grand Canal Theatre. A new admirer of Red's is the Pulitzer Prize Winning American author Maya Angelou, who calls Red 'Her Son' and who has helped introduce him to a whole new audience Stateside. A 'greatest hits' compilation 'Red Hurley - The Hits' reached the Irish top ten in 2009 and is still selling steadily. He also starred in a coast to coast TV special for PBS in America in 2006, filmed before a live audience in Dublin's Olympia Theatre. Speaking in September 2010 of the renewed interest in his career, Red said that he was 'delighted and really enjoying his life again'. Internet concert reviews blog Daniel Lindon Reviews said of Red 'Rarely has an artist had the persistence and self belief to rise above so many career setbacks and emerge once again triumphant, he is without a doubt one of the greatest male singers in the world today and his international success is long overdue'. Red Hurley is once again back on top and it seems he is enjoying every minute. He continues to tour regularly in both the US and Ireland with his most recent 7 date Irish mini tour in 2012 selling out at venues across Ireland.
Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Sunday 3rd November 2013.
€28 incl. booking fee.
Available from the Box Office 094-9023111, and usual Ticketmaster outlets.