Famed Irish tenor coming to area

Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan, is coming to The Summit At Plantsville to speak and sing on Monday, Sept. 9 for an “Honor & Remember 9/11” Ceremony.

First introduced to audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan has gained international recognition. He is currently one of the most sought after motivational speakers delivering over 50 speeches to major corporations and charity organizations annually, during which he recounts his impressive life experience as a singer, physician, and a Paralympic gold-medalist.

Though Ronan enjoyed singing as a boy, he did not seriously consider formal voice study until he was 33, when he was well into his residency as a physician. His quick success is a typical development in a life of extraordinary achievement.

Born with lower limb disability that threatened to sideline him throughout his childhood, he still kept active. When he was 20, his legs had to be amputated below the knee after an auto accident caused serious complications.

Just weeks after the operation, he was climbing up the steps of his college dorm, and within a year, he was winning gold medals in the Paralympics as a multitalented athlete. Between 1981 and 1984, Tynan amassed 18 gold medals and 14 world records of which he still holds nine. In 1998, Tynan joined Anthony Kearns and John McDermott (later Finbar Wright) as The Irish Tenors, an instant worldwide sensation.

Tynan then launched a solo career. Among his performances are his renditions of “Amazing Grace” and “Ave Maria” at the funeral of President Reagan, an appearance at the wedding of New York Mayor Rudy Guliani, the 80tj birthday celebration of President George H.W. Bush, the singing of “God Bless America” at countless seventh inning stretches at Yankee Stadium, and most recently a performance at the Washington D.C. Memorial Day celebration.

Admission to the event at The Summit is $50 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Limited seating available. Checks should be made out to “The Summit At Plantsville” and sent to: The Summit At Plantsville c/o Colleen Donahue 261 Summit St., Plantsville, CT 06479.

For additional ticket information, contact Barbara Blau or Colleen Donahue at The Summit At Plantsville, (860) 628-0364.


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