May 16, 2015
The Astoria, Oregon concert on May 16, 2015 was a surprise to those of us who have traveled miles to see Anthony perform. The concert was held in an eye-catching venue, The Liberty Theatre. The theatre is in the midst of renovation in the Italian Renaissance era and the reward was the most beautiful acoustics I have had the pleasure to "listen" to and Anthony did not disappoint any in the audience. Anthony's voice was enriched to the point where he did not need the microphone at all, and we were awarded by pure voice the second half of the performance. Patrick on the Steinway tickled those ivories to our pleasure coupled with a smile on his face.
Whomever chose this theatre is to be applauded for the foresight of showing Anthony's incredible talent. I particularly loved the lower ranges including the baritone. What a pleasure to "hear" Anthony's ranges continue to grow and change, maintaining always his tenor, but with subtle nuances as his voice matures. Anthony's personal contact with the audience is commended - all were enraptured.
Thank you, Anthony Kearns, for a memorable gift to all - we were blessed.
By Rachael Michaels
Patrick, Racheal Michaels and Anthony.