Irish tenor, recording artist, physician, and champion disabled athlete Ronan Tynan moves audiences like few others can. His stirring performances and personal story of triumph have brought him international fame. The New York Times called him "the closest thing this country has to an official meistersinger."
"The Orleans Renaissance Group, Inc. is both pleased and proud to be bringing this world-class performer to Western New York," said Chris Busch, President of ORG. "We are equally thrilled to be hold this landmark concert event in historic St. Mary Church- a soaring gothic beauty and an old Irish parish."
The concert will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. Mary RC Church, Medina.
Ronan Tynan has performed at historic events including Ronald Reagan's funeral and the Inaugural Prayer Service at the National Cathedral. His memorable renditions of "God Bless America" have been heard at the World Series, The Belmont Stakes, and other momentous events.
Dr. Tynan has appeared in concert halls across the United States and internationally. He is a Sony recording artist who has released more than 10 titles, 4 of which have achieved platinum status. Additionally, between 1981 and 1984, Dr. Tynan amassed eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records while participating in the Paralympics, of which he still holds nine.
Dr. Tynan has also performed for four U.S. Presidents including President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush, as single soloist at the Funeral of President Ronald Reagan, and for President Clinton. As well, Dr. Tynan has sung for two Popes, Pope John Paul II at St. Peter's Basilica and Pope Benedict at the Concert of Hope.
"Once again, ORG is in the forefront of bringing world-class entertainment to the greater Medina area," said Busch. "Not since Medina's own great tenor, William McGrath has this community experienced a voice of such rich beauty. This is a once-in-a-lifetime concert event. It will be a historic evening."
The late William McGrath, was a world-famous opera singer who was born in Medina and attended Medina High School. He attended Juilliard on a scholarship and was immediately placed in the graduate school because of his ability. He sang with the Metropolitan Opera for many years and was well-known to Medinians and around the world.
Though the concert is a year away, ORG is offering special advance pre-sale tickets, beginning November 1, 2015 through December 31 at the reduced price of $35 each, general seating.
"We wanted to make tickets available and affordable as Christmas gifts," said Cindy Robinson, ORG Board member and Ticket Chair. "On January 1, 2016, tickets will be available at $40 each for general seating, $45 at the door on concert night." ORG is also offering a limited amount of "premium seating" in the front of the church at $500 for a reserved block of eight seats.
Tickets and further information can be found online at bentshall.org, and at The English Rose Tea Shoppe, Medina, NY or at 585-210-9674.