Two separate ‘journeys’ will intersect on January 24, 2015 when Loreena appears as a special guest in a Celtic concert in Stratford, Canada, by invitation from The Stratford Symphony Orchestra. It’s part of the local orchestra’s 10th anniversary concert series, which bears the same name as her recently-released compilation album – The Journey So Far.
As a featured guest, Loreena will sing, as well as play the harp and piano along with the 55-member orchestra. NOTE: At the time of this release, Loreena is committed to performing three songs in the least and possible more.
“I’ve only performed with a symphony orchestra a few times in the past and I found it totally exhilarating,” says Loreena. “I’m truly looking forward to this experience with our exceptionally talented local orchestra.”
Loreena will perform material from her most recent album, The Journey So Far: The Best of Loreena McKennitt, along with a few other surprises. The concert will take place the 100-year-old Knox Presbyterian Church in downtown Stratford, where she resides and has performed in recent years.
“There’s a lovely synergy to our coming together for this concert and clearly The Stratford Symphony Orchestra has been on a journey of its own these past 10 years,” she adds. “I’m anticipating that bringing our two ‘journeys’ together will be a delightful musical experience.”
Tickets for the concert are $35 and available now!
Loreena’s previous experience with symphony orchestras includes a 2008 performance in Verona, Italy for the Concerto Di Natale and a 2012 performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall, entitled The American Christmas Carol, in support of the Golden Hat Foundation.