Norwich, CT (PRWEB) October 2, 2010
Fans of Celtic and Classical music will love Connecticut’s newest ensemble “Celticity.” Celticity’s tagline reads “Classical music with a Celtic Spark!” and these three lovely ladies certainly ignite the stage with a concert program that is delightful and entertaining.
The talented Celtic trio consists of music conservatory graduates Sylvie Harris on classical guitar, Megan Sweeney on flute, and Phred Mileski, Soprano. Sylvie Harris and Phred Mileski are music instructors at the Christ Church School of the Arts in Norwich, Connecticut and Megan Sweeney is Director of Instrumental Music at Plainfield Public Schools in Connecticut.
“The goal of the ensemble,” states Sylvie Harris, “is to offer fans of classical and Celtic music a highly polished and musical performance based on gorgeous Celtic melodies and lively jigs and reels.” With a unique blend of instrumental sizzle, vocal beauty, and captivating arrangements, Celticity is sure to have a wide appeal.
Celticity combines cutting-edge artistry, passion, and a contemporary touch to traditional Celtic music. Fans of Classical, Celtic, Folk and Acoustic music will enjoy Celticity's pan-Celtic repertoire which encompasses music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany (France), Galatia (Spain), Canada and the United States, from the Renaissance period to modern day composers.
Sylvie Harris, Classical Guitar:
Born in Quebec, Canada, Sylvie Harris studied guitar at the Hartt School of Music (Hartford) and the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston) where she received a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance. Ms. Harris performs chamber music throughout New England and is also a member of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra, one of the leading American mandolin ensembles with appearances throughout the Eastern United States and Canada. Currently on the faculty of the Christ Church School for the Arts in Connecticut, her classical guitar students have received scholarships from the New England Conservatory of Music, The Manhattan School of Music, and the Hartt School of Music amongst others. She is a member of the Guitar Foundation of America and the Connecticut Guitar Society.
Phred Mileski, Soprano:
Phred Mileski is a graduate of Connecticut College and has sung throughout the United States as well as in Canada and Europe. As she is equally at home with both traditional and classical musical genres, her extensive performance experience includes Celtic, folk, classical, sacred, opera, jazz, cabaret, oratorio, and musical theater. She has premiered several works by still-living composers and has recorded several CDs to date with Archangel Voices, an internationally acclaimed small choir that specializes in Orthodox liturgical music. Phred also teaches voice, both privately and at Christ Church School of The Arts. She has served several churches as a soloist and is currently the principal soloist at St. John's Church in Essex, CT as well as a cantor at St. Patrick's Church in Mystic, CT.
Megan Sweeney, Flute:
Megan Sweeney is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music where she studied classical flute performance with John Wion. Megan is currently Director of Instrumental Music at the Plainfield Public Schools. She has taken part in master classes around the country and has been a participant in the "International Flute Festival" in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. While regularly freelancing throughout New England, Megan has also soloed with the Reading Symphony Orchestra and the Miami String Quartet. While currently teaching independently, Megan was previously a faculty member at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Torrington, CT. Her students have gone on to perform with the National Youth Orchestra and many other notable youth ensembles. Megan is a member of Music Educators National Conference and the National Flute Association.
Celticity is at home on both big and small stages from grand concert halls to quaint chamber settings and a variety of venues in-between including festivals, colleges, vineyards, coffee houses, country clubs, private functions and corporate events.
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