"A Carol Christmas" a concert by Carol Montag
- 7 p.m. to 9p.m. -
- All Ages
Carol Montag returns to CSPS Hall with joy to once again present her enchanting Christmas concert titled "A Carol Christmas!" Carol will be joined by pianist Cameron Sullenberger, music director and co-founder of Revival Theatre Company. Audiences will enjoy traditional Christmas Carols, contemporary Christmas songs, and some songs just for fun! One show only. Tickets on sale now.
Performing singer/songwriter Carol Montag has been described by folk music legend Tom Paxton as a "genuine discovery" and "the best thing to come out of Iowa since Bonnie Koloc." Her musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Eva Cassidy, Joan Baez, and Julie Andrews and many others. She has recorded four solo albums (Song for Carrie, White, Marigolds, and Second Sermon) and two Christmas CDs with the trio known as Tribute. Carol has opened for or shared the stage with Arlo Guthrie, Michael Johnson, Jim Post, Greg Brown, Priscilla Herdmann, David Wilcox, John Gorka, John Stewart, Cliff Eberhardt, Larry Groce, as well as Three Dog Night.
She was commissioned to write music for Ballet Iowa and Ballet LaCrosse and performed live with both companies. In 2010, Carol was invited by the US Ambassador of Cambodia, Kennet Quinn, to perform at the World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony. Past performers at the ceremony include such notables as Ray Charles, John Denver, and Simon Estes. Carol appeared several times on the live radio broadcast titled "The Flea Market" with host Jim Post. She has won several songwriting competitions and was a finalist at the 2015 IMMERSE GMA (Gospel Music Association) Songwriter Competition. In 2022, Carol signed a record deal with Fervor Records and launched and completed her Iowa Opera House tour featuring the music of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Joni Mitchell.
"Upon hearing her music I was stunned and couldn't wait to write about her. Once I even rented a bus and took a bunch of Des Moines Register reporters and editors to hear Carol sing. Carol has a true gift! Powerful, beautiful, harmonic, soulful, real. I'd match her voice and ability to engage an audience with any female vocalist anywhere”. - Julie Gammack, former Des Moines Register columnist.
"Carol has a touch of homespun about her, but she takes the stage like a pro." - Chuck Mitchell.
"A singer of new songs written by her for her. She cannot be categorized, she must be heard." - Burlington Arts Council