Press Contacts: Teri L. Sullivan
June 4, 2013
For Immediate Release
“DAVID PHELPS CLASSIC” PREMIERES ON WKNO-TV
– Grammy-Winning Tenor David Phelps Takes Viewers on an Eclectic Journey Through the Musical Influences That Have Shaped His Life and Award-Winning Career –
Taped in the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, David Phelps Classic features the Grammy-winning tenor’s world-class vocals backed by a live orchestra. The program premieres Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10.
Phelps has won the hearts of audiences all over the world for more than a decade. He has performed in prestigious venues across the globe, from the White House to New York City’s Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House in Australia. His electrifying voice has moved audiences with music of all kinds, including classical, Broadway, inspirational and patriotic favorites. A Baylor University graduate with a degree in vocal performance, he is also a gifted arranger who has a special touch for giving classic American favorites a fresh sound with hints of pop melodies and modern harmonies.
Phelps is a member of the renowned Gaither Vocal Band, has received two Grammy Awards and four Dove Awards, and is featured on numerous chart-topping recordings.
“David Phelps is one of the most phenomenal talents with whom I have ever worked,” said Barry Jennings, executive producer of David Phelps Classic. “I believe you will be inspired by this wonderful evening of music.”
David Phelps Classic will also be aired on public television stations across the country during the PBS ARTS Friday night lineup on July 26.
“This beautifully shot concert featuring the incredible talent and musical range of David Phelps is an excellent addition to the PBS ARTS productions,” said Michael J. LaBonia, WKNO president and CEO. “We are very proud to share this very special concert with PBS viewers nationwide.”
Phelps tours both as a solo artist and as a member of the Gaither Vocal Band. He resides on a farm outside Nashville, Tennessee, where he spends every moment of his spare time with his wife, Lori, and his children. He has used his carpentry skills to renovate an old barn into an elegant concert venue, where some of his earlier video releases were filmed.
Performances in DAVID PHELPS CLASSIC include:
- “Panis Angelicus (Bread of Angels)”
- “Joyful, Joyful”
- “O Mio Babbino Caro (O My Beloved Father)”
- “Never Walk Alone”
- “Morning Has Broken”
- “Lord’s Prayer”
- “What a Wonderful World”
- “Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)”
- “Donna Non Vidi Mai (I Have Never Seen a Woman)”
- “Nessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep)”
- “Bring Him Home”
- “America the Beautiful/God Bless America”
- “Going Home”
David Phelps Classic is a production of Gaither Television Productions in association with WKNO National Productions. It was directed by Doug Stuckey; produced by Bill Gaither and David Phelps; with executive producers: Bill Carter, Bill Gaither and Barry Jennings.
WKNO is a non-profit, private foundation serving the Mid-South for more than 57 years. An important community resource, WKNO uses the power of non-commercial public broadcasting to provide the Mid-South with quality educational and cultural programs that inform, entertain, and inspire. For more information: wkno.org
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