Archive for Patricia O’Callaghan

Patricia O’Callaghan  

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 | 8:00pm

Patricia O’Callaghan  
$35 Advance / $40 Door *

Patricia O’Callaghan is something of a wandering minstrel. Her fifteen-year career has taken her across genres, continents, and a range of disciplines and passions.

Her recording career spans six solo CDs and many interesting guest collaborations. A speaker of French, Spanish, and German, her early recordings focused on European cabaret, and she is considered a specialist in the music of Kurt Weill. Patricia has performed his Threepenny Opera, Seven Deadly Sins, and Kleine Mahagonny with Soulpepper Theatre Company, Edmonton Opera, and Vancouver Opera, to name a few.

This Toronto soprano can sing a 100-year-old German tune so lustily that you almost don’t need a translation to know that someone’s about to get his throat cut or get laid or both. The National Post

One of Patricia’s most unique talents is the ability to blend a variety of languages and musical genres seamlessly together in her concerts, and completely embody whatever style she is singing at any given moment.

O’Callaghan sings her diverse material as if it was always meant to go side-by-side and by the end of the evening, it’s easy to believe her. Chart Attack Magazine

She has sung with some of the world’s great ensembles and artists (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Don Byron Quartet, Bryn Terfel), and has performed in venues that range from London’s Royal Opera House to New York’s Noho cabaret Le Poisson Rouge.

Patricia also writes and co-writes songs and has had the honor of premiering many new compositions, from both the classical and pop worlds. It has been her great privilege to work with such creators as R. Murray Schafer, David Braid, Dennis Lee, Christos Hatzis, George Aperghis, Steve Reich, and Steven Page, to name a few.

Patricia’s film, theatre and television credits include her own Bravo! special, The CBC produced Ken Finkleman series Foolish Heart, and the semi autobiographical Rhombus / Westwind film Youkali Hotel, which has won several prizes, including a Golden Sheaf Award to Patricia for best female performance. Ms. O’Callaghan has also received other awards, such as a Chalmer’s Grant from the Ontario Arts Council and a Fleck Fellowship from The Banff Centre for the Arts.

She recently completed a six year stint as a Resident Artist at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company. Her responsibilities there included conducting, teaching, mentoring young artists, producing, curating and performing in festivals, and developing new work.

Recent projects are Broken Hearts and Madmen; a collaboration with The Gryphon Trio, which blends classical music with traditional songs from Latin America and pop songs from around the world…

“Broken Hearts and Madmen is an exquisite piece of work. The result is absolutely breathtaking in its attention to detail, with every note carved from their love of the songs…” – Vivascene and Matador: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

A truly exceptional blend of natural expressiveness and masterful coloration, her tender versions of Cohen’s “Take this Waltz” and “Hallelujah” are revelatory. – Billboard Magazine

She’s one of the best singers ever to come out of Canada. – Vivascene

website: http://www.patricia-ocallaghan.com/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7QLtMHOiqw


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The Songs of Nick Drake

Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 8:30pm

The Songs of Nick Drake
$40 Advance / $45 Door *

The Songs of Nick Drake has been Luke Jackson’s labour of love project for the last fifteen years. Luke was friends with Nick’s string arranger Robert Kirby, working together on one of Luke’s albums before Kirby’s untimely death in 2009. Luke performed at Kirby’s memorial concert in London and has been one of a handful of people to be entrusted with his legendary string arrangements for the songs from Nick’s albums Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter.

The show toured Ontario and Quebec in 2012, garnering ecstatic reviews everywhere it went, and it has played over the years in Toronto at Trinity St. Paul’s, The Bathurst Street Theatre and The Church Of The Holy Trinity. After the show sold out at Hugh’s Room Live last fall it has been fortunately expanded to two nights.

Featured performers include Patricia O’Callaghan, David Celia, Elizabeth Shepherd, Marla, Mitch Girio, Lisa Boudreau (Lost and Profound) and more to be confirmed. The rhythm section is the superlative pairing of drummer Mark Mariash and bassist Maury Lafoy. The string quartet includes well known Toronto players Sahra Featherstone, Wendy Solomon, Johann Lotter and Alex Cheung.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpkUo2UHDNg

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