24th Annual Siamsa na nGael

Symphony Center , 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Presenting...75 Years On: USS Mason Meets the Irish of Derry. This historic program will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Through music, dance, and narration, we will hear the story of the only African American naval ship in the United States Navy, the USS Mason, stationed in Ireland during the war. This moving performance will bring to light the incredible relationship between the Irish and the sailors. Featuring: Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, Old St. Patrick's Concert Choir, Soloists Gavin Coyle, Catherine O'Connell and Rod Dixon, Irish Trad Band, After School Matters Choir, Trinity Irish Dancers and many more! Narrated by Mark K. Shriver Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs & Advocacy, Save the Children President, Save the Children Action Network. Created by Bill Fraher, Director of Concert Choirs, Old St. Patrick's Church Narration written by Mary Pat Kelly‚Äč