National Memorial Day Concert

Ronan Tynan

Ronan TynanRonan Tynan

Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire. It includes the operatic, oratorio, concert and popular music genres. Dr. Tynan first gained international attention in 1994 after winning “Go For It,” a televised singing competition in the United Kingdom.

A practicing orthopedist at the time, Dr. Tynan continued his music training at the Leinster School of Music and Drama in Dublin, Ireland, and continued at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, earning a post-graduate Diploma in Voice. In 1998 he became a member of The Irish Tenors, a group with whom he continues to tour with today. Through the years, he has participated in Master Classes with Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor Ugo Benelli, Australian tenor Ken Neath, American tenor James King and American soprano Cynthia Lawrence.

Dr. Tynan is currently the Alltech Visiting Artist in Residence with the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, teaching vocal performance, voice and repertoire classes with a focus in oratorio and opera at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Tynan has appeared in concert halls across the United States and internationally. He is a Sony recording artist who has released more than 10 titles, four of which have achieved platinum status. Additionally, between 1981 and 1984, Dr. Tynan, a bi-lateral amputee, amassed 18 gold medals and 14 world records (nine of which he still holds) while participating in the Paralympics.

Dr. Tynan has performed for three sitting U.S. presidents, including George H.W. Bush, William Clinton and George W. Bush, and he performed as a single soloist at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan. Dr. Tynan has also sung for two popes: Pope John Paul II at St. Peter’s Basilica and Pope Benedict at the Concert of Hope. He has also performed at numerous benefits and memorials for the New York Police and Fire Departments following 9/11 and continues to have a strong bond with those devoting their lives to public service. Dr. Tynan is also a sought-after motivational speaker, with more than 30 engagements each year.

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