By Sandy Zimmerman
Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas, the Symphony Tour, was more than just another holiday show. It is the embodiment of the holiday spirit.
Most of these cherished songs have been heard hundreds of times over the years. Once you experience this familiar holiday music backed by a full symphony orchestra and sung by Celtic Woman, this music will never seem the same any other way. They spoil audiences.
It is undeniably a most profound experience.
Their production was a powerful rendition of Christmas and holiday classics with the enchanting Irish music ensemble Celtic Woman.
Celtic Woman features four beautiful female vocalists- Susan McFadden, Lisa Lambe, Chloë Agnew and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt.
The extraordinarily talented violinist, Máiréad, figuratively sets the violin on fire as she dances and moves to the music. She added a sensation of emotion to the numbers.
Celtic Woman included a wide variety of songs from the whimsical “Santa Claus is coming to Town”, the warm hearted “The Christmas Song” to the dramatic “Drummer Boy”, a touch of Ireland with “Danny Boy” and much more.
It was easy to see why Celtic Woman has been such a phenomenal success. The group’s albums and DVDs have gone multi-platinum, selling more than seven million units worldwide.
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.
Celtic Woman recently made their soap opera debut as featured guests in multiple episodes of the CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful.
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’ve embraced Celtic Woman’s hugely successful Public Television specials and made their CDs and DVDs into multi-platinum best-sellers.
The Venetian Resort’s large stage was filled with the full symphony orchestra, two large Christmas trees and a brightly colored ring design around the front of the stage. Subtle yet in good taste, the Celtic Woman are portrayed as sparkling jewels performing in the middle of this setting.
The Venetian Resort always has a full schedule of resident shows:
“Soul2Soul” with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, “Rock of Ages”, “Human Nature: The Motown Show” and the new “Panda” opening December 16.
Multi-Platinum selling country star Clay Walker, live in concert: December 6-7.
Comedian Rita Rudner: December 9-10, 24-25.
Award winning Sandy Zimmerman has been involved in producing television programs, television commercials and travel specials for more than 25 years.
Sandy is a syndicated Show Reviewer, Dining Reviewer, travel writer, professional photographer and talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. For information or questions about any of Sandy’s columns, contact Sandy Zimmerman at: (702)-735-5974.