World Famous Singers/Songwriters to Perform at Grove City College

This fall, Grove City College will open its doors to world-renowned hymn singers/songwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty and the annual Area Artists Exhibit.

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World-famous hymn singers/songwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty will take the stage in October at Grove City College.

From Northern Ireland, the Gettys, accompanied by their touring band, will showcase their talents at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Arena of the Physical Learning Center on campus.

In addition to the concert, during the morning of Oct. 13, the Gettys 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.

By reinventing the traditional hymn, the Gettys have combined Christian doctrine with classical, folk and contemporary composition to create songs that have been been sung by an estimated 100 million people each year in churches and concert halls around the world. Their songs have been performed or recorded by a diverse range of artists including Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Owl City, Lyle Lovett, Newsboys and Mercy Me.

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In addition to the Gettys, Grove City will host another cultural event: its annual Area Artists Exhibit.

Starting Sept. 6, the exhibit will commence for the 24th time in the Gallery of the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus. This exhibit is the start of the art season for the gallery, says Nick Hildebrand, senior editor of marketing & communications.

The exhibit will featuring the paintings, drawings, photography, pottery, sculpture and mixed media art of 23 artists based in western Pennsylvania: it will be open through Oct. 1.

To celebrate, an artists’ opening reception featuring food and live music is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 in the gallery. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more about the visual arts at Grove City College, visit


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