Cathedral Concerts Adds Academy Award Winner Glen Hansard to 2015 Lineup

Irish Songwriter, Actor and Artist to Perform Intimate Show Feb. 12 at Trinity Cathedral

CLEVELAND (Nov. 4, 2014) – Cathedral Concerts, a new concert series exclusive to Cleveland, announced today its second show featuring renowned Irish songwriter, actor and artist Glen Hansard on Feb. 12 at Trinity Cathedral.

The concert is part of Hansard’s Winter Tour 2015, during which he will perform career-spanning songs and stories. Cleveland’s WVIZ/PBS ideastream will record the show as part of their plan to share the special Cathedral Concerts music series with a broader audience. It will air locally in Cleveland and across the state of Ohio at a later date.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert is set to begin at 7 p.m. An opening act will be announced in the near future.

“I am looking forward to coming to Cleveland,” Hansard stated. “I know a lot of people from Cleveland and the city has been very supportive of my work. I'm honored to have the opportunity to perform at such an amazing venue, Trinity Cathedral. Documenting it for all my fans only adds to the special nature of the night."

Hansard has received international acclaim as both a musician and actor. Musically he is best known for his work in the Irish band, The Frames, and his collaboration with Markéta Irglová called The Swell Season. Hansard is an extremely accomplished solo artist and can still be seen from time to time busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street to bring attention to various initiatives close to him.

Hansard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, "The Commitments." However, it was his starring role in the 2007 film "Once" that garnered worldwide attention and an Academy Award for “Best Original Song” in a motion picture.

Additionally, the soundtrack for "Once," composed and performed by Hansard and Markéta Irglová, was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2012, a stage adaption of "Once" debuted on Broadway garnering 11 Tony Award nominations and eight Tony Awards later that year.

Cleveland-based agency, The Elevation Group, conceived, created and is producing Cathedral Concerts. Cathedral Concerts' first show, featuring nationally acclaimed touring act Red Wanting Blue set for Friday, Dec. 5 – is already sold out.

“When we began creating this series Glen Hansard was at the top of our list,” said The Elevation Group President Denny Young. “We know Glen from his participation in our Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary, "Music of Ireland." He was a good friend to that project and has such an amazing talent. We are thrilled to have our friend join us in Cleveland.”

“Music has been part of Trinity's mission for decades, " said The Very Reverend Tracey Lind, Dean of Trinity Cathedral. “Cathedral Concerts not only extends our reach, it takes it to a whole new level.”

Tickets for Glen Hansard are $45 and go on sale Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com, www.ticketmaster.com or at the Cathedral Concerts box office (located at 23400 Mercantile Road, Suite #10, Beachwood, Ohio 44122). Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at 1 (866) 468-3401.

About Cathedral Concerts

The Cathedral Concertsseries is being designed as a hip, unique and intimate music experience, and events will be staged at Trinity Cathedral throughout 2015. Schedule updates will be announced on a monthly basis and the lineup will feature national and international recording artists including Grammy Award, Academy Award, Billboard Music Award and American Music Award winners.

Trinity Cathedral will become the home to shows presented by some of the more creative and interesting artists from a variety of musical genres. The cathedral’s medieval ambiance and limited capacity (500 seats) will create unparalleled music events in Cleveland.

About The Elevation Group

The Elevation Group is an award-winning sponsorship marketing, event production and communications company. Formed in 2002 by former senior IMG executives Steve Lindecke and Denny Young, Elevation is comprised of experts in sports and music events, sponsorships and personalities. Over the past decade, Elevation has been a part of several major national and international awards. The company has become known throughout the United States and abroad for its superior events, excellence in music television production and unparalleled sports sponsorship consultation, activation and communication.

About ideastream

ideastream’s mission is to strengthen our communities. ideastream pursues its mission as a multiple media public service organization by providing distinctive, thought-provoking programs and services that enlighten, inspire, educate and entertain.