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LETU to present Celtic Woman May 17

LONGVIEW, May 3, 2013--A few tickets are still available for the Celtic Woman concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in LeTourneau University’s S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center at the LETU main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. in Longview.

The singing sensation Celtic Woman combines the talents of four gifted Irish women—vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Lambe and Susan McFadden, and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt—whose dazzling performances combine the sounds and sensibility of Irish traditional music with memorable original compositions and contemporary pop standards.  The 2013 tour boasts an exciting new stage production and the return of such enduring fan favorites as "You Raise Me Up" and "Orinoco Flow."

Since its formation in 2004, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a spectacular commercial success and a global cultural phenomenon.  The group's uplifting mix of timeless tradition and contemporary craft has transcended national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a devoted international fan base, who have embraced Celtic Woman's hugely successful Public Television specials and made their CDs and DVDs into multi-platinum best-sellers.

The group's albums have sold more than seven million copies around the world.  Like all of their albums, Celtic Woman's two 2012 releases, the acclaimed Believe CD/DVD and the holiday-themed CD Home For Christmas, both debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Music chart — marking eight consecutive chart-topping albums for the group.

Having sold nearly 3 million concert tickets worldwide, Celtic Woman has won a dedicated and loyal audience in America, where their elaborately staged, visually stunning concert tours consistently draw sellout crowds.  Singing songs of love, loss, hope and inspiration, Celtic Woman celebrates the emotional resonance of Ireland's centuries-old musical and cultural heritage while taking advantage of the limitless options of state-of-the-art production.  The result is a breathtaking musical and theatrical experience to be enjoyed by multiple generations of concert goers.

This show is under the distinct musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes former musical director of the Irish stage show “Riverdance.” The show is sponsored by Richard and Carol Manley.

Tickets are available online at www.BelcherCenter.com or through the Box Office at 903-233-3080.

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