patricia o'callaghan
patricia o'callaghan

PROJECTS

Deepest December: Christmas with Patricia O’Callaghan

From 15th century Spanish and French carols to modern (holi)day songs, Patricia’s Christmas concert will have you feeling both the warmth of the hearth and the frosty nip of deep winter. One moment, you’ll feel transported to a medieval tavern, with the ancient sounds of the hurdy gurdy and the harp, and the next you’ll be humming and grooving to brand new Christmas carol. Patricia’s love for these songs shines through into her crystalline voice, and she’ll have you singing along too!

Patricia O'Callaghan sings Leonard Cohen

Patricia brings Matador to the stage, with an outstanding band, including David Restivo on piano, Andrew Downing on double bass, John Gzowski on guitars, and Mark Mariash on drums.

She also invites guest singers to fill out the program, depending on the scale of the production. Maryem Tollar, Sienna Dahlen, Mike Ross and/or others may join her on stage, bringing their own exceptional and unique talents to the mix.

Reviews

"...I had the pleasure of attending her thrilling performance titled "Patricia O'Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen" at last year's Global Cabaret Festival… I was utterly transfixed, watching and listening to O'Callaghan on stage."

"O'Callaghan's voice is as rich, pliable and luminous as ever, interpreting Cohen's songs with tremendous tenderness and a mature, worldly sensitivity and insight."
— Sharna Searle, The Wholenote

"...an angelic, bilingual reading of "Suzanne," a gently chilled "Alexandra Leaving" and a craftily propulsive interpretation of the death tally "Who by Fire?"..."Dance Me to the End of Love," performed à deux with Mike Ross and ushered in on a single, plaintive flute, becomes a dizzying celebration of unbridled passion."
— Christopher Louden, JazzTimes

Broken Hearts and Madmen
with GRYPHON TRIO

Juno Award winning Gryphon Trio (violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys, and pianist Jamie Parker) and Patricia O'Callaghan have teamed up to create Broken Hearts and Madmen, a ground breaking new recording produced by Roberto Occhipinti. Featuring songs by Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Lhasa de Sela, and Laurie Anderson alongside traditional melodies from Mexico, Argentina, and Peru, the album is international in spirit and is a haunting exploration of the romantic soul inside us all.

With Broken Hearts & Madmen, the Gryphons and O'Callaghan have taken chamber music out of its sometimes stuffy confines and bravely thrust it in a truly global direction.

They are currently touring the show throughout North America.

Reviews of Broken Hearts and Madmen

"The trio's playing is superb and complex and O'Callaghan's vocal nuances are delivered with a heartfelt, dynamic, yet surprisingly light and subtle touch"..."the results are stunning, soulful and profoundly affective."
— TheWholeNote.com

"...absolutely breathtaking in its attention to detail, with every note carved from their love of the songs and their obvious ease with each other."
— vivascene

Constantinople
with GRYPHON TRIO and MARYEM HASSAN TOLLAR

Conceived and composed by Christos Hatzis,
 produced and performed by the Gryphon Trio
 with vocalists Maryem Hassan Tollar and Patricia O'Callaghan, Constantinople is a multidisciplinary music theatre work that explores the spirit of this ancient city: the cultural crossroads of East and West, a diverse urban centre often challenged by political division and clashes of faith, and a reminder of what can be beautiful in our complex, often divergent modern existence. Constantinople has been touring throughout the world since 2001.

Team
Director / Choreographer - Marie-Josée Chartier
Scripting Advisor - John Murrell
Visual Projection - Lionel Arnould and Jacques Collin
Set & Lighting - Bernard White
Costumes - Heather MacCrimmon
Sound Design / Engineer - Anthony Crea
Production Manager - Caroline Hollway

 

 

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