Cherish the Ladies to bring Celtic Christmas concert to Goshen

Concert: Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $40, $35 or $25


Cherish the Ladies, an all-female Irish-American band, will perform a Celtic Christmas concert in Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall on Dec. 13 as part of the 2016-17 Performing Arts Series.

Called “passionate, tender and rambunctious” by the New York Times, Cherish the Ladies was formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene. They have since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics and recorded 16 albums.

Cherish the Ladies creates an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing.

They’ve won recognition as the BBC’s Best Musical Group of the Year, the Top North American Celtic Group by the Irish Music Awards and NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock, and were awarded an Emmy for their Public Television Special “Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Homecoming.”

Tickets are $40, $35 or $25 and can be purchased through the Goshen College Welcome Center (574-535-7566, or online at

Future concerts in the Performing Arts Series include:

  • Jan. 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling
  • Feb. 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Feb. 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
  • March 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – Pink Martini
  • March 31, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – tenThing
  • May 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – Che Malambo