Last week I saw Colm Wilkinson perform at the River Run Centre in Guelph, ON. Colm Wilkinson: Broadway, Christmas, and Beyond included many of the songs he is best known for along with an assortment of other classics, a wonderful 7-piece band, and two lovely female vocalists (one who played Fontine with him in Les Mis).
I had tears in my eyes before he even got on stage, from just talking to my partner about what this meant to me. I’ve been a fan since I was…ten? eleven? twelve? Very young. And this was my first chance to see him in person.
After the band opened the night with a brief snip of The Phantom of the Opera, Colm walked on stage and began the performance with Music of the Night, so of course I started crying during the very first line of the very first song. He also performed Bring Him Home, Hallelujah, Silent Night, a Beeges song (!), Danny Boy, and so much more.
There was storytelling, jokes, lots of laughter, and of course, the most magical music. For those of you who know of Colm Wilkinson, you’ll understand how incredibly wonderful this performance was. For those of you who know me, you’ll know how much seeing him perform in person meant to me.
The tour continues until December 22. Click here to check out dates and locations.