An Encore Evening with Iris Williams "The Voice and Soul of Wales"

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An Encore Evening with Iris Williams "The Voice and Soul of Wales"

Monday, May 2, 2016

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 8:30 pm)

Birdland NYC

$25.00 - $35.00

Off Sale

An Encore Evening with Iris Williams "The Voice and Soul of Wales"
An Encore Evening with Iris Williams "The Voice and Soul of Wales"
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that singer Iris Williams will return to the historic stage with "An Encore Evening with Iris Williams" on Monday, May 2 at 7pm.

The concert will celebrate the Great American Songbook, concentrating on songs by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini and the Gershwins. There will also be selections of songs made famous by Edith Piaf.

IRIS WILLIAMS, (OBE) was born in Wales, and received a scholarship to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama which started her on a career leading to international fame. She returned there in 1996 to be honored as a Fellow of the College. Her success in the United Kingdom is legendary. Her recording of "He Was Beautiful" earned her a gold disc and an invitation by HM The Queen to perform at the annual Royal Variety Performance. Fourteen Royal Performances followed as well as numerous awards and accolades. In 2004, Iris was awarded an O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen for her contributions in the field of music, and for her services to charitable institutions around the world. Iris was the first female entertainer to go to the Falkland Islands, among other locations, and has given over 300 Combined Services Entertainment performances overall. Her clear, distinctive voice and charming sense of humor has entertained royalty and presidents, and she has worked with many top celebrities such as Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Sir Tom Jones, and a host of others. The BBC featured her in a series called "The Iris Williams Songbook." Two Specials followed: "Iris Williams Echoes the Life of Mabel Mercer," and for S4C, "Portread (Portrait)." She was featured at the Brecon International Jazz Festival in a two hour solo concert and was that same week admitted to the Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod in Wales, a top poet and musician society. Iris now lives in New York. In 2008 she was awarded the highest honor presented by the St. David's Society of New York – the William R Hopkins Award for her contributions in the field of music and charity around the world. Her love for classic American standards has made her a popular favorite in the US, having performed at the famous Oak Room in the Algonquin Hotel in NY, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in LA, the Cinegrill in Hollywood, and others too numerous to list.