Modern Hymn Writers Keith & Kristyn Getty Sell Out Carnegie Hall for Fifth Year with Historic Celebration of Carol ‘Silent Night’

Modern Hymn Writers Keith & Kristyn Getty Sell Out Carnegie Hall for Fifth Year with Historic Celebration of Carol ‘Silent Night’

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 16, 2018—Keith and Kristyn Getty have sold out concerts at iconic concert halls along the East Coast as a part of their seventh annual  “Sing! An Irish Christmas” tour. For the fifth year in a row, the Gettys sold-out their concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC, Dec. 13 with special guests including guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy, who together debuted an arrangement of the beloved Christmas hymn, “Silent Night” to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the sacred carol.

Other special guests at Carnegie Hall included: John Patitucci, American jazz bassist and composer; Sullivan Fortner, jazz pianist and composer; Andrew Nemr, tap dance artist, choreographer and educator and Tim Keller, best-selling author, theologian and founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, NY.

The Gettys performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 15 with special guests:

  • Trip Lee, Hip-hop artist, author and founder of Built to Brag in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Sierra Hull, Bluegrass artist and writer

  • David Platt, founder and president of Radical; pastor of McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C.

Sing! An Irish Christmas Tour will end its run in the Getty’s hometown of Nashville, Tenn. with a concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Dec. 21 with featured guests Alison Krauss, Scott Mulvahill and Phil Keaggy.

The Gettys, modern hymn-writers widely known for songs such as “In Christ Alone,” are bringing their Christmas tour to cities across America this holiday season to reinvigorate Christmas carol singing and engage in public conversation about the importance of upholding the rich heritage of these great hymns of the Christian faith. Earlier this year, Keith Getty was pinned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to "music and modern hymn writing,” the first time the award had been given to an individual involved in the world of contemporary church music.

The Sing! An Irish Christmas Tour is exclusively sponsored by Christian Healthcare Ministries. Earlier this month, the tour enjoyed a sell-out run in its opening on the West Coast earlier this month, 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. Sing! mixes traditional Irish, bluegrass, Americana, classical, jazz, global/world, Christmas and modern sounds to produce an original, eclectic blend of music, along with cultural Irish dance and plenty of caroling with the audience!

Remaining tour cities and dates include: 

  • Dec. 16, Elmira, NY, The Clemens Center

  • Dec. 18, Ft. Wayne, IN : Embassy Theatre [Feat. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Ricky Skaggs]

  • 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]

More information about specific guests at each event can be found at the Getty's website.

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. More about the annual Sing! Conference can be found here.

About Keith and Kristyn Getty: Keith and Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they are creating and cultivating a catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing the genres of traditional, classical, folk and contemporary composition which are sung the world over. In 2017, Keith Getty was made an “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to "music and modern hymn writing," marking the first time the award had been given to an individual involved in the world of contemporary church music. Keith and Kristyn Getty are organizers of the annual Getty Music Worship Conference Sing!, and are the authors of “Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church,” published in 2017 by B&H Publishing Group.

About CHM: Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM) enables its hundreds of thousands of members to participate biblically, affordably and compassionately in paying each other’s medical bills. A nonprofit organization, CHM began in 1981 and is America’s original Christian health cost sharing ministry. CHM enables its 21st century Christian members to live the Book of Acts example of first century Christians sharing to meet each other’s needs—spiritually and financially—through some of life’s most challenging circumstances. CHM is an eligible option under the Affordable Care Act; is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity; is the only health cost sharing ministry heard on The Dave Ramsey show; and its members have shared over $3 billion in each other’s medical bills. The CHM website is

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