Grove City College welcomes Keith and Kristyn Getty, world-renowned modern hymn writers whose songs are sung by an estimated 100 million people each year in churches and concert halls around the world, for an exclusive concert engagement.
The Gettys, backed by their touring band, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in the Arena of the Physical Learning Center on campus.
While on campus, they also will lead a chapel service, teach a hymn-writing class, conduct a seminar for early education majors about introducing children to music and worship and sit for a Q&A session with College President Paul J. McNulty ’80.
Keith and Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing the genres of traditional, classical, folk and contemporary composition which are sung the world over. Their hymns are used increasingly both in contemporary and traditional circles and are included in many modern hymnbooks.
The Gettys tour internationally and their songs have been performed or recorded by a diverse range of artists including Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Owl City, Lyle Lovett, Newsboys, Mercy Me, and church choirs around the globe.
Their most recent album is “Facing a Task Unfinished,” which takes its name from a 20th century hymn the Gettys were commissioned to rewrite to renew its impact on a 21st century audience. The Gettys, together with global partners, spearheaded a global hymn sing of “Facing a Task Unfinished” in February of 2016 that had an estimated 1.1 million people in 100 countries singing the song on the same day.
The Gettys, parents of daughters Eliza Joy, Charlotte, and Grace, live in their native Northern Ireland and Nashville.