Award-winning Northern Ireland modern hymn writers, Keith and Kristyn Getty, are returning to Belfast next year for a one-off concert in the SSE Arena.
Sing! Belfast will take place on 15 June 2019 and is part of a worldwide tour of major US and European cities. The Belfast date follows previously sold-out concerts in the Waterfront Hall in 2012 and 2016.
The special night will feature a 1,000 voice choir in partnership with New Irish Arts and special guests.
Keith Getty, who was awarded an OBE last year, will together with Kristyn perform much of their best-known music, including ‘In Christ Alone’, which was the number one most-frequently-sung hymn in UK churches for a record-setting nine consecutive years.
The announcement of the concert in Belfast follows the Getty’s sold out 5th Annual Irish Christmas Concert of numerous concert halls including Carnegie Hall in New York this year.
During their time in Belfast in June 2019, Keith and Kristyn Getty, who are known globally for revolutionizing modern hymn development, will also host a conference focusing on equipping, educating and encouraging church leaders towards a deeper and more dynamic congregational worship.
This will focus on the teaching in Keith and Kristyn’s book Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church, which was published internationally last year and received critical acclaim.
Tickets for Sing! are now on sale and can be purchased via the SSE website.
Keith Getty said:
“It is always an honour to play for any audience, but there is something deeply special about coming back home. Northern Ireland is where we met and where we come back to every year. It has an important place in our lives and we cannot wait to play for a Northern Irish audience.
“Kristyn and I are both extremely fortunate to be able to travel the world and share our music and our passion with amazing audiences. Our last two concerts in Belfast were truly memorable evenings and we want to see even more people next year come together to sing their faith.
“The Conference, taking place the Friday before the concert, is designed to help church leaders and pastors develop a deeper and more dynamic view of theology, artistry and the importance of congregational singing.
“The last 12 months have been particularly special for us and we are looking forward to what 2019 will bring and our return to Belfast is definitely part of that.”