For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran
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Renowned Irish Tenors to Perform at Georgian Court’s Irish Afternoon

GCU’s Irish Afternoon Moves to the Historic Strand Theater

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 4, 2008—Georgian Court’s 27th Annual Irish Afternoon moves to the historic Strand Theater in Lakewood, welcoming back the world-renowned Irish Tenors—Finbar Wright, Karl Scully, and Anthony Kearns. The operatic trio, who are well known for their versatility, as well as their beautiful performances of traditional Irish music, will appear at the Strand at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. The event is sponsored by the university in partnership with the Strand and Commerce Bank.

Performing together since 1998, The Irish Tenors have breathed new life into traditional treasures and recorded seven best-selling albums. Their repertoire extends from well-known favorites like “My Wild Irish Rose” and “Danny Boy,” to more contemporary selections, such as “My Heart Will Go On,” made famous by Celine Dion. The afternoon promises to be a memorable combination of operatic skill, Irish heritage, and delightful and unexpected musical selections.

Tickets are $75 for orchestra seats, $50 for mezzanine and loge, and $35 for tier. (A $4.00 service charge will be added to the cost of each ticket.) Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tickets may be purchased at www.strand.org or by calling 732.367.7789, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted, and all sales are final.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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