Texas Tenors open season for Meherrin River Arts Council

Published 5:56 pm Friday, January 3, 2020

EMPORIA

If you somehow missed the appearance of the renowned Texas Tenors when they came to Courtland last season for the Franklin Southampton Concert Association — or you want to hear them again — there’s a new opportunity next Saturday.

The trio will open the season for the Meherrin River Arts Council on Jan. 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Emporia Greensville Performing Arts Center, located within Greensville Elementary School, 1101 Sussex Drive (Highway 301 North), Emporia.

According to information provided by the MRAC, The Texas Tenors are the most successful music group and third highest selling artist in the history of “America’s Got Talent!” Since appearing on the show in 2009, J.C., Marcus and John have released four studio albums, two PBS Specials, four DVDs, multiple singles and a children’s book that have earned them impressive recognition including three Emmy awards, The Gelett Burgess Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature and the distinction of being Billboard Magazine’s 2017 NO. 10 Classical Crossover Artist in the World. Their most recent albums “Rise” and “A Collection of Broadway and American Classics” both debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Chart.

The trio has performed more than 1,300 concerts around the world including headline shows in Las Vegas, China and a 24-city tour on the United Kingdom. They offer three different live concerts that appeal to all ages: “Rise: Live on Tour,” the patriotic “Let Freedom Sing” and holiday favorite “Deep in the Heart of Christmas.”

The men, all classically trained, have performed with symphonies in the world including the Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and The City of Prague Orchestra. The Texas Tenors have also performed at The White House National Tree Lighting, Congressional Medal of Honor Ceremonies, numerous charity events, NBA games and The PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.

Meherrin River Arts Council series and individual performance tickets can be purchased through the MRAC box office. Additional MRAC information is available on their web site located at www.mrac-arts.com or by calling 434-634-6001.