Sell-Out Crowd Awed by Tenor’s Medina Concert
Ronan Tynan is selling out venues and wowing crowds wherever he goes. The sought after performer recently had a concert that once again drew rave reviews. As a keynote speaker Tynan combines his world famous vocals and inspirational message of overcoming obstacles and achieving your dreams.
Sell-out crowd awed by tenor’s Medina concert
BY: Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
MEDINA — “Here! In Medina! Ronan Tynan! I still can’t believe it!”
That was but one of the excited Ronan Tynan fans who traveled from far and wide to hear the gifted tenor perform in the village on Sept. 17.
Tynan electrified a sold-out audience that filled the soaring space of St. Mary’s Church. The famed Irish tenor delighted a capacity crowd of 650 fans with a concert hosted by the Orleans Renaissance Group Inc.
Tynan has performed at numerous historic events including Ronald Reagan’s funeral and the Inaugural Prayer Service at the National Cathedral.
The evening was rainy and humid, but the weather in no way dampened the enjoyment of the evening. The audience was thrilled to see Tynan and his talented accompanist, Billy Lewis.
“We drove here from California just to see this concert. That’s how much we love Ronan Tynan!” gushed one couple as they entered the church.
Tynan performed for three hours, captivating the audience with his voice, his humor and personal stories of his life growing up in Ireland. Among the pieces performed was an arrangement of Sting’s “Fields of Gold,” sung as a duet by Tynan and Lewis.
Tynan, a strong and towering figure, spoke of the many heartwarming memories he had of his “Da” and sang a poignant rendition of “The Old Man,” leaving not a dry eye in the house.
Tynan graciously performed “Mansions of the Lord” upon request for Timothy and Catherine Cooper of Medina, two benefactors of the concert event.
One of the highlights of the evening came as Tynan recalled the story of how he came to sing “Over the Rainbow” at a military event honoring several Vietnam veterans. One of the vets, a retired colonel and Medal of Honor recipient, recounted to him how that song inspired and helped him bring every one of his men home alive. At St. Mary’s, Tynan dedicated the song to all military personnel and first responders, and recognized any present in the audience. The emotionally charged performance brought the crowd to their feet with thunderous applause.
“What a fantastic evening with a world-class artist! Truly a landmark event for Medina,” said Christopher Busch, president of Orleans Renaissance Group Inc. “Doctor Tynan and Mr. Lewis were very gracious, kind and genuine. We were so grateful that they stayed in Medina at the Hart House Hotel, dined at Zambistro before the concert and took in all of what Medina has to offer. Both Ronan and Billy told us they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and would love to come back.”