Internationally renowned modern hymn writers and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty are set to bring their popular "Joy - An Irish Christmas" Tour to 18 stateside cities this holiday season. Presented in partnership with Compassion International and Redeemer Seminary, the tour will launch November 29 in Louisville, Kentucky.
With slated stops at Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; Houston's Cullen Theater at Wortham Center; the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando, Florida; and the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, North Carolina, among other cities, the "Joy - An Irish Christmas" Tour will culminate for the second consecutive year at Nashville's prestigious Schermerhorn Symphony Center December 23.
An evening of beloved carols, modern hymns, and spirited Irish reels and jigs that capture the wonder and beauty of Christmas in Keith & Kristyn Getty's signature style, the tour is highlighted by the couple's acclaimed ensemble of top Irish and American folk musicians, including Fionan de Barra of Broadway's Riverdance, Jeff Taylor (Vince Gill, The Chieftains), and Uilleann piper Patrick D'Arcy, among others. In each city, a combined choir from various local churches will also join the couple and band onstage. Following the concert, the band will present a special encore lobby performance for attendees. A tradition inaugurated last year at select dates, the popular post-concert music sessions, also including Irish dancing, will be featured in all 18 cities this season.
Keith & Kristyn Getty's 2011 debut holiday recording, Joy - An Irish Christmas, was produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Phil Naish (Steven Curtis Chapman, Point of Grace), with orchestral arrangements by renowned composer J.A.C. Redford (Avatar, The Help). The project features the Irish Film Orchestra and Anuna, Ireland's National Choir, among numerous acclaimed musicians, and showcases a range of international influences, including Eastern European, Basque and American bluegrass. Joy - An Irish Christmas includes the Getty co-penned hymns "Joy Has Dawned" and "Jesus Joy of the Highest Heaven (A Children's Carol)," along with such classic carols as "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," among other original selections and traditional Irish reels and jigs.
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SOURCE: Turning Point Media PR