The Adler Theatre is presenting “A Virtually Celtic Christmas” at 7 p.m. Dec. 15.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/42220, and the concert will stream on the ShowTix4U platform.

“Purchasing a ticket for ‘A Virtually Celtic Christmas’ will not only gain access to a wonderful holiday show, performed by some of Ireland’s most talented artists, but will also lend your support to the Adler Theatre during these difficult times,” according to a Monday release from

Popular Irish tenor Michael Londra, left, will perform in “A Virtually Celtic Christmas.”

the venue at 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport.

Tickets will be available at three levels:

  • $25 – Unique streaming link to “A Virtually Celtic Christmas” valid for up to 48 hours after the concert date.
  • $35 – Unique streaming link to “A Virtually Celtic Christmas” valid for up to 48 hours after the concert date & signed DVD of the show delivered to your home.
  • $50 – Unique streaming link to “A Virtually Celtic Christmas” valid for up to 48 hours after the concert date & signed DVD of the show delivered to your home and a personal Meet and Greet via Zoom with Michael Londra.

Filmed at the National Opera House of Ireland, the festive holiday concert features the ethereal voice of top Irish tenor Michael Londra, 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.

“A Virtually Celtic Christmas” features a mix of heartwarming traditional carols such as “The Wexford Carol” performed in the county it was composed, haunting ancient Gaelic hymns, holiday standards and original songs that audiences familiar with Michael’s recordings will know well, the Adler release says. “In short, a wonderful array of songs to warm the listener on a winter’s evening.”

Renowned Irish composer Liam Bates serves as musical director and conductor for the show and indeed is responsible for the concert’s beautiful choral arrangements. Special guests for the night include Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of Artemis Fowl.

Friends since childhood, Bates and Colfer teamed up in 2017 to compose a new holiday musical called “NOËL,” songs from which are featured in “A Virtually Celtic Christmas,” and are performed by West End star and Northern Ireland native Zoë Rainey (“Hairspray,” “Wicked”).

Leading tenor Michael Londra is originally from County Wexford in Ireland, home of the National Opera House and birthplace of the National Opera Festival. He was the first local artist to perform at the beautiful space on opening night 2009. Over the past year, Londra has spent a lot of time in his homeland filming a new series for Public Television called “Ireland with Michael.” The travel and music show featuring some of Ireland’s biggest stars, will debut on PBS in the spring of 2021.

Audiences of “A Virtually Celtic Christmas” will get a sneak preview of the show during the concert.

Londra is best known as the lead voice of “Riverdance” on Broadway and for his Emmy-nominated show “Beyond Celtic” on PBS. For more information, visit www.michaellondra.com. To see a preview of “A Virtually Celtic Christmas,” visit
https://youtu.be/5YE3xFRIU8I.

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Jonathan Turner has been covering the Quad-Cities arts scene for 25 years, first as a reporter with the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, and then as a reporter with the Quad City Times. Jonathan is also an accomplished actor and musician who has been seen frequently on local theater stages, including the Bucktown Revue and Black Box Theatre.