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Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan to Perform in Lubbock to Benefit Operation HOPE

Staff Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth, Wikipedia

A renowned tenor will perform in Lubbock next week.

Ronan Tynan, a member of the famed Irish Tenors, will perform at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre on November 9th at 7 p.m.

The concert is “Honoring our Military: An Evening with Ronan Tynan,” and will feature a special presentation to the South Plains Honor Flight program.

Tynan was born in Dublin, Ireland, and had phocomelia, causing his lower legs to be significantly underdeveloped. Both legs were amputated under the knee when he was 20.

Tynan went on to compete in the paralympic games, winning 18 gold medals. He also earned his doctor of medicine degree in orthopedic sports injuries from Trinity College in Dublin.

The concert is presented by West Texas Oral and Facial Surgery, and proceeds from the concert will go to benefit Operation HOPE, which helps to provide medical support and community aid in Haiti and Iraq, as well as ministries in Lubbock.

Tickets are $25 for the upper level and $50 for the orchestra level. Tickets can be purchased through Select-a-Seat at www.selectaseatlubbock.com, or by calling 770-2000.

“Ronan uses his gifts to benefit others. He has sung at events as diverse as state funerals and presidential gatherings, to performances for troops in Iraq and rescuers at Ground Zero,” said Dr. John Thomas, founder of Operation HOPE.

“As a paralympic, gold medalist, and immigrant, he is an inspiration to all faced with physical challenges,” Thomas continued.

More information on the concert and Operation HOPE is available at http://operationhopeusa.org.

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