Hennepin Theatre Trust COVID-19 Updates

Ireland With Michael – A Virtual Concert celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a stunning new concert direct streaming on Wednesday, March 17

February 9, 2021

Céad Míle Fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes) direct from Ireland!

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 9, 2021) — Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that Irish singing sensation Michael Londra will entertain fans for St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland With Michael – A Virtual Concert. The show will stream on the ShowTix4U platform on Wednesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. (CT) (with viewing available for up to 48 hours). The stunning new concert is a celebration of all things Irish with a wonderful Celtic show, performed by some of Ireland’s most talented arts.

Filmed at the National Opera House of Ireland, the concert is a perfect addition to St. Patrick’s celebrations featuring the ethereal voice of top Irish tenor Michael Londra. He is backed by the Irish Concert Orchestra, two nationally acclaimed choirs (Valda Choir and The Presentation Children’s Choir) and top-class guest singers and musicians from the island of Ireland.

The Trust also announced it is collaborating again with theater organizations throughout Greater Minnesota to co-present streaming entertainment by world-class artists to bring programming to communities throughout the state and region. Joining the Trust to present Ireland With Michael – A Virtual Concert are Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center (Brainerd), Historic Holmes Theater (The Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center), The Park Center (Hayward, WI), Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts (Red Wing) and University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Auditorium (Grand Forks, ND).

Tickets for Ireland With Michael – A Virtual Concert are on sale now to the general public at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. Proceeds from ticket sales will help the participating theaters to support their mission of creating positive change through the arts.

Wednesday March 17 7 p.m. CT Online / on demand

Tickets are $25 (per household or device) to stream for up to 48 hours.

Additional packages available:
Souvenir package: $35
Streaming (for up to 48 hours viewing) and a signed souvenir CD mailed directly to ticket holder for $35

Souvenir meet and greet package: $50
Includes streaming (for up to 48 hours viewing), signed souvenir CD and a private meet and greet with Michael Londra on Zoom

Ireland With Michael – A Virtual Concert is a celebration of Irish culture and music for the Irish American Heritage Month of March. Michael shares his own connection to songs and stories of his home county, his love of traditional music with world champion Irish dancers, the gorgeous 10-piece Harpist group Cláirsí Neamhaí with local fiddlers, pipers playing jigs and reels that are perfect to celebrate Irish heritage.

As host of “Ireland with Michael,” the new travel and music series coming to Public Television in spring 2021 and author of a travel book by the same name, the Emmy®-nominated Irish tenor is an expert on all things Celtic. He invites the audience not only to his live show but also to scenes in his home country with guest singers, Irish dancers and storytellers throughout the show, filmed in local castles and pubs.

This is the time of year Saint Patrick’s Day and all things Irish are celebrated. While there may not be a parade to go to this spring, fans can still celebrate from the comfort of their home with one of Ireland’s leading voices, Michael Londra with a show that promises to fill you with pride in your heritage if you are Irish and if not, sure you can be Irish for one day.

Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.