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Anthony Kearns, Tenor, Founding Member of The Irish Tenors,  Releases Debut Solo Album With a Song in My Heart

 

The CD focuses upon the all-encompassing repertoire presented during his countless solo concert tours; a concert repertoire which spans the spectrum from Ireland to Broadway, from well-loved melodies to popular classics, and from light-hearted comedy to the greatest tenor arias ever written.

 

Anthony Kearns, Tenor, Founding Member of The Irish Tenors, Releases Debut Solo Album With a Song in My Heart.

 

International  (November 5, 2013) -  Anthony Kearns, founding member of The Irish Tenors, recently released his long-awaited debut solo album: With a Song in My Heart.  The CD focuses upon the all-encompassing repertoire presented during his countless solo concert tours; a concert repertoire which spans the spectrum from Ireland to Broadway, from well-loved melodies to popular classics, and from light-hearted comedy to the greatest tenor arias ever written, interpreted by the man acclaimed as Ireland’s Finest Tenor.  “The album is,” according to Kearns, “a compilation of songs that have been my constant companions. I hope you enjoy what you hear, and find a song that touches your heart.”  It is available via his website www.anthonykearnstenor.com .
 
Kearns began his career in 1993 after winning a national competition in Dublin, Ireland’s Search for a Tenor, launching him on the road leading to The Irish Tenors, who burst upon the international music scene in 1998. The Irish Tenors hold the distinction of being one of the top grossing acts of all time for PBS, have five PBS specials and ten CD’s to their credit, many achieving gold, platinum and double platinum status.
 
In addition to his continuing work with The Irish Tenors, Anthony has a thriving solo concert career and is increasingly in demand on international opera stages performing some of opera’s premium tenor roles. Of Kearns’s performance as Don Ottavio in Lismore Opera’s Don Giovanni [Ireland], the British magazine Opera Now reported, “Kearns’s beautifully spun Il mio tesoro was a moment of still beauty…” The Irish Times commented on Anthony’s performance of Faust for Opera Ireland “Kearns has an exciting top register…”  Steffanie Pearce, Opera Naples Founder and Artistic Director noted, “Anthony’s high notes are thrilling and virile…this is a voice-of-the-century voice!” He performed Lucia di Lammermore’s Edgardo, Romeo, and Faust for Opera Naples. Of his Don José in an Irish production of Carmen, The Irish Times, commented: “Kearns proved a top-notch Don José, rising to each decisive moment with quality to spare.”

 

A frequent performer in the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, and from Ireland’s National Concert Hall to the Sydney Australia Opera House, Mr. Kearns has performed for Irish Prime Ministers, U.S. Presidents, and is a member of the Recording Academy: The Grammys.  Kearns was particularly proud to perform at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library last year in celebration of the Kennedy family’s Irish roots, and then at the late president’s graveside in June as preparations were made to take the universal flame to Ireland in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland.  Being a Wexford man, the county from which the Kennedy’s hail, participating in these events was especially important to Anthony.  Honored to sing at the Library and the graveside, Kearns remarked, “President Kennedy was a beacon of light for the Irish, we have always considered him one of our own and hold him in high regard.”
 
Kearns makes time every year to perform benefit concerts – for the greater good; he is a strong supporter of U.S. Veterans organizations, Autism Awareness, Operation Hope, OASIS, and music education, among other good causes.
 
 
Anthony Kearns is currently touring the U.S. – look for him in a venue near you:


2013
November 6: Silver City, NM – Fine Arts Center, Western NM University
November 8: Lubbock, TX – City Bank Auditorium
November 10:           Plainview, TX – Harral Memorial Auditorium
November 11:           Greenville, TX – Greenville Municipal Auditorium
November 12:           Kilgore, TX – Dodson Auditorium, Kilgore College
November 14:           Redondo Beach, CA – Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
November 15:           Rancho Santa Fe, CA – Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe
November 18:           Turlock, CA – Turlock Community Theatre
November 20:           Lander, WY – Lander Concert Association
November 24:           The Village, FL – The Savannah Center


2014
January 16:    Severna Park, MD – Anne Arundel County Community Concert Series
January 18:    St. Louis, MO – The Touhill, University of MO @ St. Louis
January 19:    Munster, IN – NW Indiana Concert Association @ Munster
January 21:    Minot, ND – Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, Minot State University
January 30:    Harlingen, TX – Harlingen Concert Ass’n
February 6:    Hanceville, AL – Wallace State Community College
February 8:    Statesville, NC – Mac Gray Auditorium
February 9:    Leonardtown, MD – St. Mary’s Ryken Auditorium
February 11:  Savannah, GA – Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church
February 15:  American Falls, ID – TBA
February 20:  Shelton, WA – Mason County Community Concert Association
February 21:  Wenatchee, WA – Wenatchee Community Concert Association
February 22:  Bremerton, WA – Admiral Theatre
February 24:  Ontario, OR – Four Rivers Cultural Center
March 2:        Washington Township, NJ – Immaculate Heart Academy
March 9:        New Bedford, TBA    
 

Anthony Kearns, acclaimed as Ireland’s Finest Tenor.

 

www.anthonykearnstenor.com

 

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To book a Kearns solo concert, or to schedule an interview with Anthony Kearns, contact Lynnette Crouse, 360.457.9770 or at lynnettec@olypen.com, on behalf of Anthony Kearns.

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Lynnette Crouse

CMI Entertainment, Inc. on behalf of Anthony Kearns

Email: lynnettec@olypen.com

Phone: 360-457-9770

 

CMI Entertainment, Inc. & Anthony Kearns, Tenor

Port Angeles, Port Angeles, WA, 98362

Web: www.anthonykearnstenor.com & www.cmientertainment.com

 

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Anthony Kearns, Tenor, Founding Member of The Irish Tenors, Releases Debut Solo Album With a Song in My Heart

Florida - Anthony Kearns, of The Irish Tenors, recently released his debut solo album:  With a Song in My Heart.  Focusing upon the repertoire presented during Kearns solo concert tours which spans Ireland to Broadway, well-loved melodies to popular classics, and opera’s greatest tenor arias, sung by Ireland’s Finest Tenor.  Said Kearns:  “This is a compilation of songs that have been my constant companions. I hope you enjoy what you hear, and find a song that touches your heart.”  It is available via his website www.anthonykearnstenor.com. Anthony Kearns is currently touring the U.S. Visit http://anthonykearnstenor.com/tour for dates and locations.