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Irish Tenor Chris is Just Fine: Ask Gran

Irish Tenor Chris is Just Fine: Ask Gran

Who: Chris Ferguson
Where: Cessnock Supporters Club
Author: Michael Gadd
When: Friday March 16, 2001

HUNTER singer Chris Ferguson says he likes nothing more than for his 92-year-old grandmother to hear him sing.

Ferguson is a member of The Three Irish Tenors, and Gladys Ferguson, his grandmother, he says, is their biggest fan.

'She has all of our albums and is always listening to them,' he said.

With a performance due at Cessnock Supporters Club on Friday from 8pm, Ferguson and his Sydney counterparts, Brendan Locke and Patrick Fisher, will put on a special performance at Mount View Lodge in Cessnock before the show.

The talented trio, who put a new musical spin on the famous Pavarotti/Domingo/Carreras opera union, have had a huge 12 months.

Formed in Sydney in 1999, they have released three albums in 10 months, played two sell-out shows at Sydney Town Hall and have much more ahead of them.

Recently they witnessed 1700 people tolerate wet conditions as they performed at Toronga Park Zoo as apart of the Twilight Series.

The Three Irish Tenors also played to large and appreciative audiences throughout the Paralympics.

Manager Chris Heron said the Three Irish Tenors had raised about $31,000 for the Paralympics through concerts and sales of CDs, The Shamrock and The Wattle and Climb Ev'ry Mountain: Great Songs of Love and Inspiration. Ferguson lives at Caves Beach but was born and bred in Kurri, as was his dad, while his mother is from Cessnock.

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