Corporate Bookings


For booking John McDermott for Symphony performances please contact

Jean-Marie Barker (Ms.)
Counterpoint Music Library Services Inc.
42 Frater Ave. Toronto, ON M4C 2H6
Tel 416 696-5377   Fax 416 696-8625

Previous Appearances

A list of the symphonies where John has made guest appearances:

  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Charlottetown Symphony
  • Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
  • Macomb Symphony Orchestra
  • Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Nashville Symphony
  • National Arts Centre Orchestra
  • Niagara Falls Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Symphony Atlantic
  • The London (Ontario) Symphony
  • The Niagara Philharmonic
  • The National Philharmonic (Ireland)
  • Toronto Philharmonia
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

  • Testimonials

    Comments from concert organizers

    On John McDermott with Vancouver Symphony: "John McDermott is fabulous! [He] has found a very special way to combine his excellent technique and vocal command with a warm and engaging present. His traditional songs and repertoire such as Danny Boy and all his Christmas charts were huge hits with Vancouver audiences and new material was just as successful..."

    Clyde Mitchell, Resident Conductor, Vancouver Symphony

    On John McDermott with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: "...A good singer with easy listening repertoire, good charts and entertaining patter throughout the program.  John and his support staff were cooperative and easy to work with in all respects.  John understand the importance of communication with the audience better than most performers – he personally greets every audience member as they come through the front door of the concert hall...I am pleased to recommend this program to other orchestras."

    Tim Watson, Director of Artistic Operation, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

    On John McDermott with the National Arts Centre Orchestra: "...knows how to touch the collective soul of an audience with his music.  He genuinely cares for the people who come to see and hear him.  At every performance here, he greeted his public as they arrive in the lobby.  On stage, he performed the songs they wanted and expected to hear, and afterwards personally bid 'adieu' to as many people as he possibly could.  In addition, our orchestra adored working with him.  A great many seasoned and gifted performers could learn a lot by watching Mr. McDermott lovingly tend to his audience.  He goes that 'extra mile' to ensure that absolutely everyone who buys a ticket gets his or her money's worth...and then some."

    Rob McAlear, Artistic Administrator, National Arts Centre Orchestra

    On John McDermott with The Irish Tenors and The Royal Philharmonic: "John is one of the most intimate singers I've every worked with – he really gets inside the songs and most importantly, brings the listener with him."

    Frank McNamara, Conductor

    On John McDermott with Symphonies: "His striking and pure voice, warm personality and rapport with audiences have earned him new fans wherever he has appeared."

    Betsy Webster, Executive Director, Association of Canadian Orchestras

    Sample Performance Options

    first set second set
    The Dreamer Voyage
    Skyeboat Song One Last Cold Kiss
    Journeys The Gift of Years
    Along The Merry Road to Hell Loch Lomond
    Believe Me My Bonnie
    The Last Rose of Summer Danny Boy
    Bringing Buddy Home more titles available
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    Voyage My Ain Folk
    Flow Gently Sweet Afton Maggie
    Mary of Argyle Believe Me...
    The Skye Boat Song The Old Man
    Galway Bay By Yon Bonnie Banks
    The Lark in the Clear Air The Green Isle of Erin
    Fields of Athenry Danny Boy
    Scotland the Brave more titles available
    first set second set
    Christmas Memories When I Grow Too Old To Dream
    Guardian Angel The Christmas Song
    Voyage Secret of Christmas
    Believe Me... Panis Angelicus
    Old Tin Star Christmas in the Trenches
    Somewhere a Child is Sleeping O Holy Night
    Silent Night Danny Boy
    Ave Maria more titles available
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    Shenandoah Remembrance Medley
    I'll Be Seeing You Lilli Marlene Roses of Picardy
    Greenfields of France The Scottish Soldier
    One Small Star By Yon Bonnie Banks
    And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda Christmas in the Trenches
    The Wall We'll Meet Again
    Battle Hymn of the Republic Auld Lang Syne
    More titles available

  • core woodwinds
  • instrumentation: 2222/4331/1210
  • no doubling required
  • all shows are a complete package of a minimum of 2 hours
  • orchestra folders supplied performance ready
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