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Loreena McKennitt: A Benefit Performance for London Waldorf School
Fri, 11 November 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST
Loreena McKennitt is coming to London for a not-to-be-missed benefit concert at London Waldorf School.
Her appearance November 11 will be truly special – a trio performance pairing one of Canada’s most-celebrated international musical artists with cellist Caroline Lavelle and guitarist Brian Hughes.
This performance will be the last stop on a tour of the U.S. Midwest and Southern Ontario, and features music and stories inspired by Loreena’s exotic travels in pursuit of the history of the Celts, from China and Mongolia to central Turkey and Ireland, while interlacing the mystical Irish poems of Yeats and such classical writers as Shakespeare and Tennyson.
Normally on tour in large concert halls worldwide, Loreena’s appearance at London Waldorf School is a rare intimate performance with limited seating. The concert will raise funds for the music program at the school.
“Music is an important element of the Waldorf curriculum” says Ms. McKennitt. “According to Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education, the human being is a musical being, and the making of music is essential in experiencing what it is to be fully human. This is something I can deeply connect with having been immersed in music all my life and especially as a child. We are delighted to perform at the London Waldorf School and to assist in supporting their music program.”
London Waldorf School is an independent, non-sectarian, not for profit school which offers programs for children from birth to age fourteen including Grades One to Eight, Kindergarten, Licensed Childcare, and Parent & Child. The school does not receive any government funding, but strives to ensure that it is affordable to all who desire to attend through their Accessible Tuition Program.
This event connects with Loreena’s most recent recording The Journey So Far - The Best of LoreenaMcKennitt, a catalogue retrospective released this spring and available on CD, digital and vinyl formats. The Journey So Far will be available for purchase at the London Waldorf School appearance.