Keith And Kristin Getty In Concert Oct. 28 At Memorial Auditorium

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, several local churches will be hosting Keith and Kristyn Getty in concert with their current tour, Facing a Task Unfinished, on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. They will be accompanied by a multi-church choir. 

"This Oct. 31 will mark 500 years since Martin Luther, nailed his 95 theses on the Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. As a result, the Protestant Reformation, was born and still lives on today. The Reformation changed the church and changed the culture for all time," officials said.

Tickets are on sale at the Tivoli Box Office, at, or by phone at 423-757-5580.

Review of the Gettys:

The Getty’s occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a catalogue of songs filled with theology that crosses the genres of traditional, classical, folk and contemporary composition which are sung all over the world.

Composers of popular modern hymns such as In Christ Alone, Speak O Lord, The Power of the Cross, O Church Arise and many others, Keith and Kristyn are global ambassadors for modern hymns throughout the U.S. and the world. They have created the Getty Music record label which released its first collection of songs and hymns for families in 2016.

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