Keith Getty
Hearn Innovator - Keith Getty

Keith Getty is an Irish composer best known for his hymns. Alongside Stuart Townend he has co-written modern hymn classics such as "In Christ Alone", "See what a morning" and "Joy has dawned", now sung in churches throughout the world. In pioneering modern hymns he is passionate about teaching the Christian faith through more multi-generational worship. With wife Kristyn, he has written material for other areas of church life including songs for congregations ("Higher throne"), artists and children as well as musicals and productions expressing the Christian faith in creative, fresh ways ๑ some of which have toured Ireland, UK, Europe and USA.

Keith has received countless commissions to compose and arrange music from throughout the entertainment industry. Credits range from orchestrating music for McDonalds Television Commercials to movie soundtrack recordings such as "The Best of Ennio Morricone" and artists from Sir James Galway and Sir Cliff Richard to Michael W Smith. Other orchestral writing includes plays, concert overtures, dance re-mixes and multi-media collaborations. He is still an occassional conductor, record producer, piano player and speaker, and has founded charities including "New Irish Arts" in Ireland ๑an umbrella group for numerous Christian arts initiatives.

Kristyn Getty is a young contemporary gospel singer whose talent has led to both solo performance and leading worship. She also occassionally diversifies into the worlds of jazz and celtic music sharing solo stages with distinguished artists from Alvin Slaughter to Moya Brennan to Kiki Dee! She travels regularly each year to USA as well as recent singing trips to England, Scotland, Germany, France, Swizerland and Kenya and also leads worship at conferences including the "Higher throne' conference in USA and Spring Harvest in England. She works regularly in UK in broadcasting with appearances including "BBC Songs of Praise" and singing and introducing RTE's Easter Televison special two years ago.

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