Summit LIVE

'The Pipes of Christmas' Returns for 17th Year; Concerts to Honor 'Braveheart' Composer Horner

d3991d06eb55c2534e5e_bagpipes.jpg
Bagpipes playing for a full house at the Pipes of Christmas concert.
95324464674981da0f72_pipesofchristmas.jpg
Strings ensamble playing at the Pipes of Christmas concert.
d3991d06eb55c2534e5e_bagpipes.jpg

SUMMIT, NJ - The Pipes of Christmas will celebrate its 17th season with performances in New York City and Summit on December 19 and 20, respectively. The holiday concert offers a unique blend of drums and pipes, along with the harmonious sound of brass, strings, and percussion native to Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

The Pipes of Christmas 2015 performances will honor late film composer James Horner, who composed more than 100 films and received two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards over his famed career. His body of work includes scores for "Braveheart," "Titanic," "A Beautiful Mind," and "Field of Dreams."

To pay tribute to his legacy of bringing Celtic music to a broader audience, three "Braveheart" cast members -- Mhairi Calvey, James Robinson, and Andrew Weir -- will reunite to perform in the show.

Sign Up for E-News

Glasgow-born actress Calvey rose to stardom at the age of five, making her film debut playing the role of Young Murron, in "Braveheart." and has now been cast in a breakout role to play famed Scottish heroine Flora MacDonald in "The Great Getaway," a movie about Bonnie Prince Charlie, written and directed by Robbie Moffatt. 

Robinson, perhaps best known for his role as Young William Wallace in "Braveheart,” is also a Glasgow native. His other film work includes "The Walk," while his television appearances include the Showtime series, "The Borgias," He recently toured the United Kingdom in a stage adaptation of the film "Brassed Off."

Weir hails from Ayr, Scotland. He appeared in "Braveheart’" as Young Hamish. He is one of the founders of the highly successful company "3rd Degrees Burns,’" making him one of Scotland’s top interpreters of the immortal bard.

In addition to the Horner tribute, the concert will also feature the world premier of a new work composed by a music student of Edinburgh Napier University as part of the university’s Christmas Composition Contest.

The concert is made possible by a gift from Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit, NJ. Proceeds from the concert support an extensive international music scholarship program that includes annual gifts to students in the United States, Scotland, and Canada. 

The concerts open on December 19 at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 921 Madison Avenue (at 73rd Street) in New York City, with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Summit performances take place December 20, at Central Presbyterian Church, also at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

For tickets, priced at $150 for Reserved seating and $60 for General Admission, visit pipesofchristmas.com.

Central Presbyterian Church is located at 70 Maple Street.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_b7bf86ab9b5cba4793d9_347facfa8ac6817752ac_19055513_10158829487705483_8854478692329281822_o

Mon, July 16, 7:45 AM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_853ad44352ad0d7a20fb_4176eecd68408537fa8d_5b6b28c2bc2abcf059dd_fencer_film

Mon, July 16, 6:30 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Film: The Fencer

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_f315283ead6566b0f0d0_24b31797abd0cb2d199e_senior_bbq

Wed, July 18, 6:00 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Senior Summer BBQ at the Summit YMCA

Food & Drink

Summit Police Blotter

July 9, 2018

6/19 - Peter Ferguson, 31, of New York, New York was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Point Pleasant Beach. Mr. Ferguson posted bail and was provided a new court date.

6/22 - At 1552 hours a report was taken for a theft of one thousand (1,000) mops from Overlook Hospital. The reporting individual indicated the theft occurred between 6/10 and 6/21. Taken from a storage area ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Trade Tensions 'Weigh Heavily' on Investors' Minds

July 13, 2018

Point View Wealth Management Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on BNN/Bloomberg on how the trade wars are impacting the stock market:

ptview.com/medias/tv-radio

​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Take the 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey

How often do you read TAPinto?  Have you downloaded the TAPinto APP?  These are a few of the questions for readers in our 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey.

We want to hear from you!

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will help TAPinto better serve you. 

Take the 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey.

Thank you.  We appreciate your support and ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

Are You Ready for Your Child to Turn 18?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know:

If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.