NASHVILLE, Tenn.—With what has grown to become one of the largest annual Christmas concert tours in America, Keith & Kristyn Getty return this December with 20 performances of An Irish Christmas—A Celebration of Carols presented in some of the best-known concert venues in the US.

The annual tour, which was broadcast as a public television special last year, will kick off on December 2, 2016 near Dallas, TX and will make stops in Washington D.C. (The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Opera House), New York City (Carnegie Hall), Atlanta (The Fox Theatre), Philadelphia (The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts), Nashville (Schermerhorn Symphony Center), Cleveland (Severance Hall), and more.

The Getty’s, who are regarded as the preeminent writers and performers of modern-day hymns, have designed this year’s concert program in two parts.  The first half will be presented as if the listener were attending a town-wide party in a public square, featuring hymns performed with an upbeat, global flair and accompanied by spectacular dancing. The second half will be highlighted by an audience sing-along of traditional Christmas carols as well as original and modern hymns. Favorite songs to be performed include “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen;” “Joy Has Dawned;” “Here We Come A-Wassailing,” “Carol of the Bells,” “O Children Come,” “An Irish Christmas Blessing” and “In Christ Alone.”

“Kristyn and I believe it’s imperative for people to get together and sing together,” says Keith Getty. “What a great opportunity that Christmas brings for this—to join voices, from so many states and even other countries, and sing joyfully together about this unimaginable good news of Christmas.”

Accompanying the Gettys’ is their band of Celtic and bluegrass musicians from North America and Ireland, as well as a special guest appearance in selected cities including noted pastor, author and speaker, Alistair Begg (Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Nashville), Laura Story (Atlanta), and David Kim (Philadelphia).


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