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Siamsa na nGael

Siamsa na nGael
Siamsa na nGael

Siamsa na nGael has become a well-known and anticipated event in Chicago, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by presenting unique, world-class Celtic entertainment. The 2020 Siamsa na nGael will showcase some of the finest Celtic artists in Chicago and throughout the world.

This year’s historic apologue will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Through music, dance and narration, the story will be told of the only African American naval ship, the U.S.S. Mason, which was stationed in Ireland during the war. We will relay the story of the crew’s relationship with the Irish as they welcomed them to Ireland and into their homes.

The tales will be narrated by author and social justice advocate Mark Shriver and celebrated through performances by soloist Gavin Coyle; Chicago’s own Irish diva Catherine O’Connell; renowned tenor soloist Rodrick Dixon; by the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, the 100-voice Old St. Patrick’s Concert Choir, the step dancing of the Trinity Irish Dancers, the Irish Trad Band, the After School Matters singers and many more.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:30 PM


Orchestra Hall


Metropolis Symphony Orchestra and Old St. Patrick’s Concert Choir
Stephen Alltop conductor
Jimmy Moore guitar and tin whistle
Liz Carroll fiddle
Sean Ryan uilleann pipes
John Williams accordion and concertina
Gavin Coyle, Roderick Dixon, Catherine O’Connell, Beverly Thiele vocal soloists
Trinity Irish Dancers

Author and Social Justice Advocate, Mark Shriver guest speaker

Please note: a $7 per ticket fee is included in the cost of the tickets.

For additional information regarding this event, please call Patron Services at 312-294-3000.

Patrons who are not feeling well, are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days will not be permitted in Symphony Center. If you are unable to attend a performance, you are encouraged to contact us to discuss flexible exchange and refund options. We are happy to accommodate you as best we can. Should any program changes or cancellations be deemed necessary, you will have many options including a full refund and the ability to store funds on your account for future performances.

Artists, prices and programs are subject to change. There are no refunds on single ticket sales. Symphony Center welcomes children eight years of age and older. Some programs are open to children of all ages. All children, regardless of age, must have their own tickets. Box seating is on a rotational basis. Read our Ticket Holder Disclaimer for additional information.

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