You may have heard Kate Callahan sing on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe show, or you may have heard her perform in one of many venues across Connecticut. If you fall into one of those categories, you'll want to hear her sing again at Hartford Seminary on Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Kate sing live, you shouldn’t miss a chance to hear her perform in an inspiring location with plenty of free parking just a short drive away.
Kate’s got one of those voices we all wish we had. She possesses a purity of sound that doesn’t come from training or imitating other singers. It’s just a gift. And when she hits a note that you wish you could hit but can’t, you don’t feel jealous. You just enjoy it.
Kate also writes her own songs – she was just named the Singer-Songwriter of the Year by the CT Music Awards – which makes her performances even more heartfelt and remarkable. She touches on both the ordinary and the extraordinary. She thinks about those deep topics that most of us deflect by picking up the smart phone to see what’s new on Facebook.
Hartford Seminary doesn’t have musicians in the house too often. We tend toward speakers and panels, and that’s important to our mission as a center for theological studies and interfaith dialogue. But music has its own way of bringing the faiths together, of healing. It crosses boundaries and languages. It expands inside those hollow spots we all seek to fill.
So I hope you’ll drive down Fern Street and find us in the modern white building across from UConn Law School. We have a lovely high-ceilinged room that Kate Callahan and her bandmates will bring to life with their music. You shouldn’t miss it.
Register and buy tickets at a discount early. We'd love to see you!