The Celtic Tenors


Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson are the Celtic Tenors, arguably the most successful crossover artists ever to come out of Ireland. The group is performing as part of the 2007-2008 Tonto Community Concert season on March 31.

They are supporting their fourth CD "Remember Me" with this tour.

Gilsenan gave up his career in engineering to pursue singing full-time with the Celtic tenors first record deal.

Although classically trained at the Sisters of Mercy convent in Kells, Gilsenan never lost his passion for jigs, reels and ballads.

Nelson, from Sligo, is a BA.B. Music graduate from University College Dublin.

Simpson holds an opera master's degree from the Alexander Wilson Opera School in Glasgow, Scotland. He has performed with Opera Theatre Company's Young Associate Artist Scheme and the Internationales Opera Studio at the Opera Z├╝rich.

He is the musical director of the Omagh Community Youth Choir.

Concert: 7 p.m., Monday, March 31, Payson High School Auditorium

Season finale: On Broadway, 7 p.m., Monday, May 20


Tonto Community Concert Association season tickets are $80. Members of the association may also request free tickets for children under 18, if the child is to be accompanied at the concerts by a ticketed adult. Additionally, subscribers may bring a guest from outside the Payson area for only $15.

Individual tickets, if available, will be sold at the door for $30.

To learn more, visit the Web site, or call (928) 474-6115 or (928) 478-4363.

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