For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran

Ronan Tynan to Star in Georgian Court’s 28th Annual Irish Afternoon

Famed Irish Singer Has Sung for Presidents and Other Dignitaries

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 12, 2008—On March 28, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., join Georgian Court University for its 28th Annual Irish Afternoon starring tenor Ronan Tynan at the historic Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey. The event is being sponsored by Georgian Court in partnership with the Strand Theater.

Ticket prices are as follows: $85 for VIP front center orchestra (rows A–H) seats, which includes post-concert meet-and-greet reception with Ronan Tynan; $60 for rear center orchestra (rows J–M), and left and right orchestra seats; $45 for mezzanine and loge seats; and $25 for tier seats. (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 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. Tickets will go on sale December 1, 2008. Purchase early for the best seats.

About Ronan Tynan
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ronan Tynan is truly a modern-day Renaissance man. Faced with numerous challenges including the amputation of both of his legs, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination. Mr. Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. He launched his solo career in 2004 and has since sung at a number of prestigious events. Mr. Tynan’s singing offered consolation at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan in 2004, when an international TV audience of more than 35 million heard him sing “Amazing Grace” and Schubert’s “Ave Maria.” He also sang at the White House Governors’ Ball in February 2007, and in 2008 returned to the White House to sing at the St. Patrick’s Day Reception attended by members of the U.S. and Irish governments. He recently performed during the Concert of Hope prior to the Papal Mass in New York in April 2008.

Find out more about Ronan Tynan at

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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