WASHINGTON, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new video clip of world renowned tenor Anthony Kearns' performance of "O'America" is now available on YouTube.
Kearns took the American television audience by storm as the youngest member of the PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors. Together, they have five television specials and 10 CDs, which have gone Gold, Platinum, and Double Platinum. Now living in the U.S., Kearns frequently performs at charity concerts, major sporting events, on television, in operas, and in concert with the world's finest symphony orchestras. He has performed for three U.S. presidents, Pope Francis I, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and at high-level events for veterans from World War II to present day.
Mr. Kearns' performance was taped during "America Salutes You," a concert broadcast from the Rosemont Theater in Chicago celebrating active duty military, veterans, and veterans' causes. The program aired nationally in 2016 and has just become available on YouTube.
Mr. Kearns said, "This song speaks to so many people. But no group has answered the call with a stronger pledge to protect freedom than members of the U.S. military and their families across the world. To them, I say thank you."
"Anthony Kearns' extraordinary interpretation of this song stirs our emotions in profound ways," said Kearns' publicist and event promoter, Kirsten Fedewa.
Kearns was accompanied by David George of Louisville, KY, who performed with Kearns during the pre-Mass concert for Pope Francis I in 2015.
Kearns first sang the ballad during the 2013 Friends of Ireland Lunch at the invitation of Speaker John Boehner at the U.S. Capitol. Guests included Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny, members of Congress, and foreign dignitaries. He received a standing ovation led by President Barack Obama.
Mr. Kearns also sang O'America with the U.S. Air Force Band in the live television broadcast of "America's Veterans: A Musical Tribute."
Mr. Kearns' high-level engagements were arranged by Kirsten Fedewa & Associates, L.L.C.
SOURCE Kirsten Fedewa & Associates, L.L.C. (on behalf of Anthony Kearns)