Modern hymnwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty, widely known for songs such as “In Christ Alone,” are currently sharing their passion for some of the greatest hymns of the Christian faith — Christmas carols. The final concert of their 2018 Christmas tour is Dec. 21 in Nashville.

The Gettys will be joined at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center by Alison Krauss, Scott Mulvahill and Phil Keaggy.

The Getty’s Christmas concert tour has grown to be one of the largest Christmas concert tours in the nation and has been broadcast on television to more than 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 choral sounds of the holiday.

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

‘Imperative time’

“We believe that there is no more imperative time for believers to gather together in song than at the Christmas season,” Keith Getty said. “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.”

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Elizabeth Bristow