Two world-renowned acts join lineup for blockbuster 2019-20 MIAC Live season

Monday, September 09, 2019

banjo tennorsOn Monday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., Australian vocal ensemble The TEN Tenors bring their acclaimed show, Home for the Holidays, to the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. The group will perform a lively mix of holiday favorites such as “Feliz Navidad,” “O Holy Night” and “Winter Wonderland” – all with the signature TEN Tenors treatment, including incredible 10-part harmonies and smooth choreography.

With millions of fans across the globe, The TEN Tenors have headlined more than 2,000 concerts, entertained more than 90 million people, and performed alongside artists such as Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Andrea Boccelli, Willie Nelson, Alanis Morissette and Christina Aguilera. Their 15-album catalog includes their recent chart-topper Love is in the Air. The New York Times says their “unique mix of the traditional and unconventional offers a fresh and highly-original take on the staid traditions of opera.”

The Institute kicks off 2020 with grassroots crossover sensation We Banjo 3, which will take the stage of Walker Recital Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

We Banjo 3 is one of the most prolific and exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. While their name might be a bit misleading, this Galway and Nashville-based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda and Fergal Scahill and Martin and David Howley. Collectively, these highly respected players hold over a dozen “All Ireland” titles and are revered by their peers. We Banjo 3’s music is a passionate blend of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, world music and pop. 

Tickets for both performances go on sale for 501 members and season subscribers on Monday, Sept. 9 at 12 p.m and the general public on Monday, Sept. 16 at 12 p.m. Tickets for The TEN Tenors are $31 for adults, $26 for seniors, and $21 for non-Mercyhurst students and youth 12 and younger. Tickets for We Banjo 3 are $26 for adults, $21 for seniors, and $16 for non-Mercyhurst students and youth 12 and younger. 

The Institute is offering a limited number of dinner packages for We Banjo 3 priced at $40 for adults, $35 for seniors, and $30 for non-Mercyhurst students and youth. Each package includes a pre-concert meal at Mercyhurst’s Irish pub, The Roost, and a ticket for the 7:30 p.m. concert. Seating is limited, so patrons are encouraged to make a reservation at their earliest convenience by calling 814-824-3000.

More information about both performances can be found at

We Banjo 3 is sponsored by Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. The 2019-20 MIAC Live season is made possible through the generosity of Scott Enterprises, Dr. & Mrs. Robert Guelcher, Aetna, and the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority.