Live: Rufus And Martha Wainwright Announce ‘A Not So Silent Night’ Christmas Shows

Photo Credit: Penelope Fortier

Rufus and Martha Wainwright bring their acclaimed Christmas show
‘A Not So Silent Night’ back to London for the first time in ten years

These special shows have become a holiday tradition for the Wainwright and McGarrigle families

“Ten years ago our mother Kate McGarrigle played what was to be her last performance ever at the Royal Albert Hall which was one of the most beautiful and emotional nights of my life,” Rufus Wainwright recalls. “Martha and I are honoured and excited to return to London to celebrate the 10th anniversary and Christmas”

Rufus and Martha play the following shows:

December 2nd – Dublin, National Concert Hall
3rd – Dublin, National Concert Hall
6th – London, Royal Festival Hall

First performed in 2005, this holiday celebration is equal parts concert and family reunion. Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer of the Feeling and composer of the hit West End musical ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’, will be the show’s musical director. All proceeds from the concerts will go towards the Kate McGarrigle Fund supporting sarcoma research and a music therapy program for cancer patients to be launched by Martha Wainwright in conjunction with Stand Up To Cancer Canada

The Kate McGarrigle Fund is a new collaborative program from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Kate McGarrigle Foundation that aims to provide music therapy resources to cancer patients with a passion for music, as well as much-needed funds for sarcoma research

An exclusive South Bank Centre and National Concert Hall Members pre-sale starts tomorrow on July 23rd. An exclusive artist pre-sale will be on July 24th, whilst general public starts on on Friday July 26th