Gettys’ “Irish Christmas” comes to SBTS Dec. 9

Communications Staff — November 26, 2010

In case you haven’t noticed, Keith and Kristyn Getty’s new hymns are sweeping the evangelical church. “In Christ Alone” has been sung in foxholes in Iraq as well as in thousands of churches across the United States and Britain. Writing Scripture-drenched, doctrinally rich lyrics set to memorable, Celtic-sounding melodies, these vibrant, godly musicians stand at the forefront of a new era in worship music for the church. Professor Carl Stam, director of Southern Seminary’s Institute for Christian Worship, has described the duo from Northern Ireland as “composers and performers of a new generation of congregational music that clearly articulates biblical truth and speaks to every generation.”

As uplifting as their music is to hear, nothing beats singing in a congregation with the Gettys live. Join the Gettys on Thursday, Dec. 9, in Alumni Memorial Chapel for “An Irish Christmas” tour concert. The Dec. 9 concert at Southern Seminary is the Getty’s only tour date across the region. The concert will feature sparkling new arrangements of traditional carols interwoven with authentic Irish reels.

Southern Seminary has had a special connection with the internationally famous musician couple since 2005 when Stam invited them to campus to give a concert and lecture as part of the Institute for Christian Worship series; they have returned three times since. The Gettys have deepened their friendship with Southern and with local Baptist churches as they have sung at Clifton Baptist Church and Highview Baptist Church’s Fegenbush and East campuses.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the Southern Seminary Event Productions Office (502-714-6500) and through www.sbts.edu/events. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for those with a valid SBTS shield card. Tickets at the door will be $15 general admission and $10 with shield card. Children 12 and under are free. No childcare will be provided.

“An Irish Christmas” is a wonderful opportunity for sowing Gospel seed. Share the glad news of Emanuel with your friends, neighbors and family. This is also the perfect Christmas celebration for your church care group or Sunday school class. The concert starts at 7:30 pm. The doors open at 7:00 p.m., and seating is unreserved.

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