The Texas Tenors in Deep in the Heart of Christmas

Published 8:45 am Saturday, December 2, 2017

To The Leader


The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts presents The Texas Tenors in Deep in the Heart of Christmas, Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ranging from $35-$60 are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409.886.5535.

The number one vocal group in the history of America’s Got Talent brings Christmas cheer in a fun-filled show Deep in the Heart of Christmas, guaranteed to fill the heart with holiday spirit. From “Unchained Melody” to “O Holy Night,” The Texas Tenors bring a unique blend of country, classical and holiday favorites to the Lutcher stage.

Since their whirlwind debut eight years ago on NBC’s America’s Got TalentThe Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special You Should Dream. They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world including a 24-city tour of the United Kingdom and China, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States including the Cleveland Pops, Houston Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony to name a few. People are clearly enjoying their talent as they were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine. In 2018, The Texas Tenors will make their Canadian debut at the world-renowned Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music.

The Texas Tenors are comprised of Marcus Collins, John Hagen, and JC Fisher. Marcus Collins was born i a small town and began to sing at the age of 4. He first learned how to sing by emulating his favorite radio artists like Garth Brooks and George Michael before training classically in college. Along with numerous talent shows, fairs, and cruise ships, Marcus has also performed in New York City with the cast of HairsprayOff-Broadway’s Altar Boyz as Matthew, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and as Jinx in Forever Plaid.

John Hagen has been described as “astonishing.. a superb tenor of deep musicality” making his Lincoln Center debut in New York City in Teatro Grattacielo’s mounting of Mascagni’s Gulglielmo Ratcliff. Mr. Hagen created 3 tenor roles in the world premier of The Lost Dauphane for Pamiro Opera airing on PBS.

John has performed a vast array of operatic roles ranging from Alfredo in La Traviata to the title role of Otello for Cleveland Opera on tour. His favorite Broadway roles include Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Che in Evita. John has received many awards and accolades throughout his career including finalist in the New Jersey Opera Association of Verismo Opera competition held at Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera Auditions Regional Finalist, and winner of numerous competitions mounted by the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

JC Fisher has entertained audiences around the world for the past 15 years. In high school, he had a passion for sports and also enjoyed singing in church. He discovered a deeper love of singing at Wichita State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music.

JC performed various roles including Rodolfo in La Boheme, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Henrick in A Little Night Music and even Miss America’s duet partner at the 1997 Miss Kansas Pageant.

After college, JC traveled to Lucca, Italy where he sang in the Puccini festival under the direction of acclaimed Italian maestro Lorenzo Malfatti. He then created a home base in Katy, TX before sailing the high seas aboard over 75 cruise ships worldwide with his one man show. This allowed JC to create a program with many different genres of music and world class arrangements which eventually led to his idea of forming The Texas Tenors with his two best friends.

The Texas Tenors new album RISE was released on Sept. 8, 2017. RISE is the quintessential collection of music for the classical crossover genre.

The Texas Tenors perform many of the songs from RISE on their second PBS special recorded in Galveston, Texas at the Grand 1984 Opera Houston, THE TEXAS TENORS: RISE airing nationwide. Please check local listings or for broadcast information.

The Texas Tenors Deep in the Heart of Christmas is sponsored locally by The Houseman Companies.