Nashville, TN (December 3, 2018)
Modern hymn-writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, widely known for songs such as “In Christ Alone,” share their passion to reform Christmas carol singing by reintroducing some of the greatest hymns of the Christian faith—Christmas carols.

“We believe that there is no more imperative time for believers to gather together in song than at the Christmas season,” says Keith Getty. “For many, this season represents celebration and joy, yet for others it can be a painful reminder of those we’ve lost. In any instance, we are all strengthened when we declare our faith through singing, and the great Christmas carols are some of the best expressions we have of the truths we believe.”

It is out of this passion and desire to reform carol singing that the Gettys are bringing their 7th Annual Christmas Tour to cities all across America. The Gettys will be joined by speakers and artists from every genre, including Tim Keller, Joni Eareckson Tada, Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, David Platt, Paul David Tripp, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and many others.

The tour, Sing! An Irish Christmas, will travel to cities all across America to perform in concert halls and church venues including Carnegie Hall (N.Y.), John F. Kennedy Center (D.C.) and many others.

The Getty’s annual Christmas concert tour has grown to be one of the largest annual Christmas concert tours in the nation and has been broadcasted on public television to over 45 million households across the country. They will be joined by their award winning band of instrumentalists — fusing Celtic, bluegrass, Americana, modern and classical music as well as cultural dance and the choral sounds of the holiday.

Keith Getty, who was recently awarded the “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II, has helped reinvent the modern hymn form, and is now working to reinvigorate Christmas carol singing across America.

The tour is part of the Getty’s larger Sing! initiative and learning journey to help pastors, musicians and leaders build a Biblical understanding and creative vision for congregational singing in their churches.

Sing! An Irish Christmas tour cities and dates include:
Dec. 5 – Mesa, AZ: Ikeda Theater [Feat. Ricky Skaggs, Paul Tripp]
Dec. 7 – Dallas, TX: Winspear Opera House [Feat. Trip Lee, Matt Boswell]
Dec. 8 – San Angelo, TX: First Presbyterian Church
Dec. 10 – Colorado Springs, CO: Pikes Peak Center [Feat. Ricky Skaggs]
Dec. 13 – New York, NY: Carnegie Hall [Feat. Tim Keller, John Patitucci, Phil Keaggy]
Dec. 14 – Suffolk, VA: Westminster RPC
Dec. 15 – Washington, DC : Kennedy Center [Feat. David Platt, Sierra Hull, Trip Lee]
Dec. 16 – Elmira, NY, The Clemens Center
Dec. 18 – Ft. Wayne, IN : Embassy Theatre [Feat. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth]
Dec. 19 – Columbia, MO : Missouri Theatre
Dec. 20 – St. Louis, MO : Concordia Lutheran Church
Dec. 21 – Nashville, TN: Schermerhorn Symphony Center [Feat. Alison Krauss, Scott Mulvahill and Phil Keaggy]

For more detailed information about the Sing! An Irish Christmas tour, visit www.gettymusic.com/christmas.

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Ross Cluver
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Ross Cluver is a 30 year Christian music veteran who has been with CCM Magazine since 1994. He is currently Associate Publisher at Salem Publishing & Managing Editor of CCM. Before coming to CCM, Ross managed the Harvest Rock Syndicate alternative Christian music magazine and also worked in concert promotion, artist management and radio. Send your industry news and press releases to Ross at: info@salempublishing.com

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