Tenor Anthony Kearns, founding member of the popular singing group, The Irish Tenors, performed at The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration on Thurs. June 16, 2010 in New Orleans.
Mr. Kearns said that he was "...looking forward to returning to New Orleans to perform at this celebratory occasion of a great U.S. President of Irish heritage." Kearns sang during the late President Reagan's funeral in 2004.
Said Michael Reagan, son of Pres. Reagan: "I'm very pleased that one of the finest tenors in the world, Anthony Kearns, will be honoring my father by singing the song ['Danny Boy'] he loved the most."
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said: "I'm so pleased that Anthony will lend his beautiful tenor voice to our celebration of Pres. Ronald Reagan. When he sang 'Danny Boy' and 'The Lord's Prayer' on my show, he had one of the most positive responses of any guest I've had to date."
Last fall, Mr. Kearns performed at the 2010 Liberty Medal Ceremony hosted by former President Bill Clinton for former Prime Minister Tony Blair. In March, he performed at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center at a benefit for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
Kearns performed at the Lismore Opera Festival as "Don Ottavio" in the opera, Don Giovanni, by Mozart on June 4 and 5. In August, he'll perform in the operetta, Die Fledermaus, with the Emerald City Opera in Colorado.