The Irish Tenors performer Anthony Kearns will sing The National Anthem prior to Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons at FedExField. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
“I’m delighted to sing at the Redskins game this weekend — and I’m especially excited to see their new starting quarterback, ‘RG3’ in action,” Kearns said in a press release.
Kearns himself recently won the hearts of many American football fans when he sang last August during the “Notre Dame: A Welcome Home Celebration” before the Notre Dame vs. Navy Game in Dublin, Ireland. He also sang during the Military Tribute at the 137th Preakness Stakes, where trainer Doug O’Neill’s horse, I’ll Have Another, won the second leg of the Triple Crown. Some fans speculated that the Irish-born singer may have brought a bit of the “luck of the Irish” to Irish American, Doug O’Neill’s horse.
Mr. Kearns has a growing reputation as “Washington’s Tenor,” for his many performances in the area, such as: singing at The Music Center at Strathmore; for the 2010 National Memorial Day Parade’s “Moment of Remembrance;” at a concert dedicated to America’s military troops at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; at a military benefit in Washington, D.C., honoring Governor Martin O’Malley (MD), Governor Bob McDonnell (VA), and others; twice performing at the New Zealand Embassy to benefit the USO and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; and being featured in Wolf Trap’s 40th Anniversary video along with Tony Bennett and others. (Kearns has performed at Wolf Trap seven times in recent years.)
Kearns took the American television audience by storm in 1999 as the youngest member of the wildly popular musical group, The Irish Tenors. Acknowledged as ‘Ireland’s Finest Tenor’ at the Dublin National Concert Hall’s Silver Jubilee in 2006, Kearns is a respected ambassador of Ireland to the world and has presented the music of his homeland across the globe. Kearns frequently performs at charity concerts, on television, and with the finest symphony orchestras and opera houses in Europe and America. He is a member of The Recording Academy (“The GRAMMYs”).
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