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Fiddler Natalie MacMaster Joining Terre Haute Children’s Choir for Special Holiday Show at Rose-Hulman
December 8, 2011
From the highlands of Nova Scotia comes fiddling sensation
Natalie MacMaster to share a bit of Christmas in Cape Breton for
her high-energy holiday show on Monday, December 12, at 7 p.m. in
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Hatfield Hall
Natalie MacMaster's Holiday Show
with special guests
The Terre Haute Children's Choir
Monday, December 12, 7
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN
Tickets: $20-$24 for adults and $17 for
There are discounts for purchasing tickets for
multiple Performing Arts Series shows.
Seating is reserved. Purchase or reserve
through the Hatfield Hall ticket office by
(812) 877-8544 or visiting the box office from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and
noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets range from $20 to $24 for adults and $17 for
students. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Hatfield
Hall ticket office at (812) 877-8544 or visiting the office from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
MacMaster's style reflects the distinct regional flavor of Cape
Breton fiddling, a musical genre that has grown from the roots of
Scottish immigrants. Because the island has been historically
isolated, the musical style has endured in a form more true to its
Scottish heritage, than the traditional music in Scotland
itself. MacMaster's high-energy step dancing and feverish
fiddling bring a taste of that heritage to audiences around the
In her Christmas in Cape Breton performance at Rose-Hulman,
MacMaster will feature a variety of holiday tunes. Joining
her on stage will be members of the Terre Haute Children's
Choir. The group has performed locally as featured performers
in concerts at Indiana State University and the ISU symphony, but
this will be the group's first performance with a touring
"The Terre Haute Children's Choir is excited about the
opportunity to perform with an international touring musician,"
said Dan Tryon, the choir's artistic director. "The students
have been preparing a medley of traditional Christmas carols to
sing with Natalie McMaster and her band. The Rose-Hulman
Performing Arts series features some wonderful acts; to be a part
of that is awesome."
MacMaster is a wife and mother of four who enjoys working with
children's choirs while on tour.
"I am delighted that the Terre Haute Children's Choir can be
part of my Christmas performance," she says. "I think that
the traditional Christmas hymns sung by the choir are a very
important part of the uniqueness of Christmas. I personally
will savor the performance."
Over the years, MacMaster has collaborated with world-class
cellist Yo-Yo Ma, rock star guitarist Carlos Santana and virtuoso
violinist Mark O'Connor. Her music has garnered a host of
awards and accolades. She has recorded 10 albums and entertained
audiences for 27 years.
"Natalie has performed with world-renowned artists such as Yo-Yo
Ma, Paul Simon, Pavarotti and Faith Hill," says Performing Arts
Series Director Bunny Nash, "and for our local children to be able
to share the stage with her is a real thrill!"
Find out more about Rose-Hulman's Performing Arts Series at www.hatfieldhall.com.