Academics

The Irish Tenors' Anthony Kearns to open Solo Voices Series at Wisconsin Lutheran College

October 5, 2006

MILWAUKEE - The world famous trio, "The Irish Tenors," has boasted one constant: Anthony Kearns. This classical Irish tenor will perform for the Solo Voices Series in the Schwan Concert Hall at Wisconsin Lutheran College Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. Solo performances by Anthony Kearns contain incredible arias and classics, what he fondly calls Evergreens, and a generous dose of the Irish.

After he was discovered in 1993 during Ireland's "Search for a Tenor" contest, Anthony Kearns trained with Veronica Dunne at Leinster School of Music in Dublin. He then moved to Cardiff to attend the College of Music in Wales. He was studying there and had performed with numerous orchestras when, in 1998, he was invited to join The Irish Tenors.

As a member of the Tenors, he travels extensively in the United States as well as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, performing in such venues as Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and The Sydney Opera House. The Tenors have appeared on TV shows such as "Good Morning America" and "Live with Regis and Kelly," and their CDs are quickly approaching 2 million in the U.S. alone.

The Anthony Kearns performance is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $31 general, $28 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.