Canadian Tenor, Ken Lavigne, has hit the road with a new show.
Three Knights with a Tenor, an admittedly cheeky title, features the music of Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Ken will return to Northern Ontario with six shows, opening in Kirkland Lake on October 5th. Three Knights with a Tenor concert marks the fourth time that Ken has performed in Kirkland Lake. “The first time I performed in Kirkland Lake I had a very sore throat, so bad that I wasn’t sure that I could sing. I told the audience that I would do my very best and hoped that they would be happy enough to invite me back again. I was invited back… three more times and so began my love affair with Kirkland Lake.”
Ken has a long and impressive list of solo concerts and engagements with symphony performances presenting popular songs and traditional tenor arias. With his voice, his presence and his interpretive strengths, Lavigne had the option of taking the traditional route to a career in opera. “You don’t have to start out and just be one thing,” Lavigne says. “For me, learning about McCartney, John and Lloyd Webber’s process and what caused them to take the paths they did is inspiring. It’s music I enjoy singing privately and it is music I don’t get the opportunity to perform outside of my shower. What makes these artists stand out is that their music still inspires young and old alike and I want to carry on the tradition.”