Cape Breton’s own Paul Gatchell, Johnathan MacInnis and Robyn Cathcart have merged their formidable talents in the newly formed vocal trio The Highland Tenors.
These dynamic, engaging and celebrated artists have shared the stage previously in concert work, and are now poised to make their trio debut for a series of events around Cape Breton this summer, highlighted by two performances, June 4 and 5, at the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney. The group is also booked at St. Matthew’s United Church to kick-off Inverness Week.
The real magic of this ensemble is created by combining their exciting voices and unique personalities, along with the broad range of music and experience they bring with them. The Highland Tenors presented a preview of their sound as special guest artists for Destination Cape Breton Association’s Industry Day Gala, held last month at the Gaelic College. The audience immediately stood to their feet before the last note had time to ring in The Great Hall of Clans.
Paul Gatchell has performed leading roles in major theatres across Canada and the US including both the Stratford and Shaw Festivals and a successful run on Broadway in an award winning production of The Mikado. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera which he played over 600 times.
Johnathan MacInnis has performed shows in New York, Orlando, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and all over the Maritimes throughout his short seven-year career. Having released four studio albums, MacInnis is best known for his charismatic stage presence and powerhouse vocals.
Robyn Cathcart is a tenor, director and voice teacher whose multi-faceted and eclectic career spans the worlds of opera, musical theatre, jazz, pop, concert performance, commercial performance and recording. With over 190 productions, concerts and recital appearances to his credit, he has served as Stage Director at the historic Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay and is also the Founding Artistic Director of Enter Left Productions.
Upcoming Highland Tenors performances include May 29th in Port Hawkesbury at The Shannon Studio (Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre), June 4th and 5th in Sydney at The Highland Arts Theatre, and July 24th in Inverness at St. Matthew’s United Church.