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St. Cecilia Music Center Features Legendary Folk Artist Judy Collins in Virtual Live-Streamed Concert from The Town Hall in NYC on February 12, 2021

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On February 12th St. Cecilia Music Center will present Judy Collins for a live streamed virtual concert onstage from The Town Hall in New York City where, in 1964, she made her debut that launched her illustrious musical career.
Legendary Singer/Songwriter Judy Collins

Legendary Singer/Songwriter Judy Collins /Brad Trent

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Judy Collins in Concert on February 12, 2021

“The February 12, 2021 Live Streamed event from The Town Hall in NYC is going to be a landmark virtual concert. St. Cecilia Music Center is so excited to feature Judy Collins’ return to her first ever concert location at The Town Hall to recreate her famous 1964 debut event,” says SCMC Executive & Artistic Director Cathy Holbrook. 

St. Cecilia Music Center is one of only five US venues showcasing the Judy Collins concert. The cost of each ticket reflects the desire to keep the performers’ band, crew and technical support teams employed during this global crisis. A portion of the ticket sales will also help benefit SCMC during this unprecedented time.

Tickets for Judy Collins’ Live Streamed event are $40 and are now on sale through St. Cecilia Music Center at scmc-online.org/virtual/.

Judy Collins in Live-Streamed Concert on February 12

Judy Collins in Live-Streamed Concert on February 12 /Shervin Lainez

St. Cecilia Music Center is keeping music alive through the pandemic. While not being able to hold live audience concerts in the exquisite Royce Auditorium, they have managed through the stellar efforts of Cathy Holbrook, St. Cecilia Music Center’s Executive and Artistic Director, to keep “Music Alive in West Michigan.” St. Cecilia Music Center recently announced over a dozen dynamic virtual concerts featuring impressive international talent, as well as popular Michigan- based artists. One such impressive international singer / songwriter who will perform this month in a live streamed virtual concert is the legendary, multi-talented and Grammy-award winning artist Judy Collins. 

On February 12th St. Cecilia Music Center will present Judy Collins for a live streamed virtual concert onstage from The Town Hall in New York City where, in 1964, she made her debut that launched her illustrious musical career. From their own living room, ticket buyers will be able to see and hear Judy Collins streaming live from The Town Hall in a performance that will recreate her 1964 concert hall debut, including music by Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, and Billy Ed Wheeler, among others.

Judy Collins remembers that time in her life and career vividly and says, “What a time that was 1964. I was very nervous since my record company decided to record this concert and put it out as an album. I had just been to a Bob Dylan concert, heard the Lonesome Death of Hattie Carol, and knew I had to record it. It was such a tumultuous time in the world.” 

“Recreating this album and concert at The Town Hall - my very first solo appearance at one of the great concert stages in New York - was a relief and joyous event. It feels right to go back to the material and time period now with the knowledge and life lessons learned in 2020,” said Collins.

“We loved Judy Collins when she performed at St. Cecilia in Winter 2018 and Fall 2019, both to sold-out audiences” says Executive & Artistic Director Cathy Holbrook. “When we were approached by The Town Hall in New York to partner on this virtual event I was all in. We are so happy to provide this opportunity for our patrons to ‘see’ Judy Collins in concert from the safety of their homes.”

The February 12 concert with Judy Collins from The Town Hall is also being released at a later date as a new vinyl album. 

St. Cecilia Music Center is one of only five US venues showcasing the Judy Collins concert. The cost of each ticket reflects the desire to keep the performers’ band, crew and technical support teams employed during this global crisis. A portion of the ticket sales will also help benefit SCMC during this unprecedented time.

Tickets for Judy Collins’ Live Streamed event are $40 and are on sale through St. Cecilia Music Center at scmc-online.org/virtual/.

For more about all virtual concerts offered by SCMC for home viewing, see scmc-online.org/virtual/.  For information about providing support to SCMC see scmc-online.org/support/

 

All Virtual Series’ concerts offered by St. Cecilia Music Center include:

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Virtual Concerts

  • Mendelson, Liszt & Fieldfeaturing Pianist Gloria Chien – February 11, 2021
  • Schumann, Shostakovich & Morefeaturing Violist Paul Neubauer – March 18, 2021
  • CMS Brahms & Dvorákfeaturing Violinist Ani Kavafian – April 1, 2021

 All CMS virtual concerts are free to view on the SCMC website beginning the date they air and for seven days after.

Folk Series Concerts

  • Judy Collins– Live Streamed – February 12, 2021- Tickets $40 with 48-hour viewing
  • Kat Edmonson– March 4, 2021 – Free on SCMC Facebook and YouTube Channel

Jazz Virtual Concerts

  • Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer– February 25, 2021 – Tickets $15
  • Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra– April 15, 2021 Free on SCMC Facebook and YouTube Channel

Michigan Jazz Pianists’ Series

  • Robin Connell– March 11, 2021 Free on SCMC Facebook and YouTube Channel
  • Rufus Ferguson– April 21, 2021 Free on SCMC Facebook and YouTube Channel

NEW Michigan Folk and Blues Virtual Series 2021

  • King Biscuit Trio– February 18, 2021 Free on SCMC Facebook and YouTube Channel
  • Rachel Davis and Dominic John Davis – March 25, 2021 Free on SCMC Facebook and YouTube Channel
  • Jen Sygit and Josh Rose– April 8, 2021 Free on SCMC Facebook and YouTube Channel

 

St. Cecilia Music Center’s mission is to promote the study, appreciation and 

performance of music in order to enrich the lives of West Michigan residents. 

The Center fulfills this mission by 

presenting visiting world-class artists in concert, 

providing music education for all ages through our School of Music and 

preserving a historic building for musical activities and community events

 

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