Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Join us for a night of beautiful music as Freedom Hall presents “Cherish the Ladies” in the intimate 330 -seat Nathan Manilow theatre in Park Forest .
Whether they are singing traditional Irish melodies and carols like "The Holly and the Berry " and "The Wexford Carol" or holiday standards like "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Angels We Have Heard on High," and "Silent Night," Cherish the Ladies reinvent the holiday songbook with Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and world-class Irish step-dancing.
When describing Cherish the Ladies-the critics say it best…“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do”, the Boston Globe, “An astonishing array of virtuosity”, the Washington Post – and for over two decades, Cherish the Ladies have proven themselves worthy to live up to these accolades and in doing so have become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music.
One of the most successful and sought-after Irish-American groups in Celtic music, the ladies took their name from a traditional Irish jig, and initially won recognition as the first and only all-women traditional Irish band. In a relatively short time, they soon established themselves as musicians and performers without peer and have won many thousands of listeners and fans of their music. With their unique blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in an immensely humorous and entertaining package.
Cherish the Ladies have performed worldwide, including at the White House. They have been chosen Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice Newspaper, and many more honors. They have shared the stage with James Taylor, Joan Baez, the Chieftains, and dozens of symphony orchestras.
The Ladies have recorded eleven highly acclaimed albums. Their last two albums were released to rave reviews. “On Christmas Night” was chosen as one of the top Christmas Albums of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Village Voice amongst others. Their latest release, “Woman of the House” is heralded as their best album to date and hit Billboard Magazines’ top 10 World Music Charts.
Cherish the Ladies have appeared on numerous network television and radio shows, and at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta , they were chosen to represent Irish music and culture at the Official Cultural Olympiad.
For over 30 years, internationally renown performers plus inexpensive tickets, free parking and a convenient location have brought patrons to Freedom Hall to experience live theatre. Tickets are on sale now, please visit the web site at www.FreedomHall.org or call 708-747-0580 for more information.