It’s often said that what matters is the singer, not the song, which is why music fans are still moved by Bing Crosby’s rendition of “99 Bottles of Beer.” Savour a voice that could sing the phone book with today’s GrouponLive deal to see "Patricia O'Callaghan: The Heart of the Song" at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert. For $38, you get two tickets on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $77.20 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Seating will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
Classically trained opera singer and internationally recognized cabaret artist Patricia O'Callaghan continues her five-stop winter tour, spellbinding an Arden Theatre audience with her soaring vocals and sultry melodies. Backed by a pair of 2011 releases, including Matador: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, the seasoned songbird swoops into St. Albert with a pre-Valentine's Day set meant to tug heartstrings and envelop ears like a tuque with separation anxiety. Alongside O'Callaghan, Miranda Mulholland contributes graceful fiddle play, and guitarist John Gzowski and bassist Joe Philips moonwalk their fingers across euphonious frets. A venue of about 500 chairs, Arden Theater's intimate seating orbits around a large, proscenium stage designed to let notes blossom into fully grown butterflies with treble clef wings.