Patricia O'Callaghan is a singer of rare versatility. She has shone in contemporary opera, cabaret and pop settings, and has earned international recognition as an interpreter of Leonard Cohen songs. As well as releasing six acclaimed solo CDs, she has collaborated with artists ranging from Steve Reich and the Gryphon Trio to Steven Page and Bryn Terfel. She has a soprano voice that possesses a clarity and purity demanded by classical music, and it is vividly showcased on this new album Deepest December, a collection of Christmas-themed material. This is a multi-lingual release too, with French and German sung tunes included, alongside Nick Drake's "Northern Sky" and some original tunes. Of note: O'Callaghan recently completed a six year stint as a Resident Artist at Toronto's famed Soulpepper Theatre Company.
O'Callaghan is currently playing dates in the Maritimes, including the Chester Playhouse on Nov. 20 and Immaculata Hall in Antigonish on Nov. 21. She performs at the Ismaili Centre in Toronto, Nov. 26-28, has a CD release show at Toronto's Heliconian Hall on Dec. 1, and has a Christmas Concert at Ottawa's National Arts Centre on Dec. 21.