World-renowned hymnists Keith and Kristyn Getty will be sharing their musical talents with Grove City College students and the community at large Thursday, Oct. 13, culminating with a performance at 7 p.m. in the Arena of the Physical Learning Center on campus.
Their modern-day hymns have reinvigorated worship through their amazing musical repertoire that teaches Christian truth across a variety of styles. Their live shows feature traditional, classical, folk and contemporary pieces, involving more than a dozen instruments blended together to create their unique sound.
The couple, who divide their time between their native Northern Ireland and Nashville, Tenn., will lead Chapel worship at 9:30 a.m. and share more about their musical journey with students. Later in the day, Kristyn Getty will lead a class on “The Importance of Teaching Children to Sing” in the Great Room of the Breen Student Union at 11:30 a.m.
Following the class, College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 will host a conversational “Coffeehouse Q&A” with the Gettys from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Breen Student Union. This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about the Gettys’ work and ministry and to hear more about life on tour.
Keith Getty will lead a workshop, “Writing Songs for the Church and Promoting Congregational Singing,” from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. in the Recital Hall of Pew Fine Arts Center on campus. This session is open to everyone and is likely to be of special interest to those who are serving or are preparing to serve as worship or music leaders. Students can earn a Chapel credit by attending.