Worthington: SimpleGifts: Music of the Holidays 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour with Billy McLaughlin
Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, 714 13th Street, Worthington, MN
(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SimpleGifts: Music of the Holidays 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour with Billy McLaughlinSaturday, December 9, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.As long-time fans will tell
SimpleGifts: Music of the Holidays 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour with Billy McLaughlin
Saturday, December 9, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.
As long-time fans will tell you, SimpleGifts makes musical magic by bringing a modern flair to traditional Christmas carols and hymns. Staying close to the heart of Christmas by avoiding commercial and pop holiday repertoire has become the trademark of this award winning six-piece ensemble.
SimpleGifts combines violin, Celtic flutes and bagpipes, piano, acoustic guitar and percussion with angelic three part female vocals to create a “modern Old-World” sound. There is nothing ordinary about the arrangements this team delivers both in the studio and in concert. Seen by over 20,000 live audience members last season, this group continues to grow in popularity throughout the Upper Midwest and has successfully transitioned from their early days in coffeehouses and small listening rooms to prestigious performing art centers and larger churches.
With exceptional set and lighting design and an impeccable sound-system, SimpleGifts puts community celebration ahead of commercialization – pulling the audience into the sublime side of traditional repertoire in a truly meaningful Christmas event. Expect modern arrangements with an “Old-world” feel highlighting Billy’s signature acoustic-guitar, angelic three-part harmony vocals, bagpipes, Celtic flutes, violin, piano and tasty atmospheric percussion.