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John Michael Talbot to perform at Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel Oct. 25
John Michael Talbot to perform at Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel Oct. 25September 27, 2002Mark Owczarskimaowczar@syr.edu
Christian music’s most popular recording artist, John Michael Talbot, will perform in concert on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel. The concert is sponsored by the St. Thomas More Foundation and the Alibrandi Catholic Center, located at 110 Walnut Place.
With more than 40 albums and sales exceeding four million records, Talbot is among the most influential recording artists in Christian music today. He has successfully spanned many different styles and genres of music through his musical career.
In the 1960s, Talbot was a member of Mason Proffit, a group that pioneered country rock, now an integral part of modern country music. In the 1970s, Talbot joined the more radical founding generation of artists who developed the Christian contemporary music genre.
Talbot’s blending of contemporary style and one of the first recordings of pure charismatic praise and worship made the “Lord’s Supper” a milestone in Christian music. His pioneering work in meditational music with “Come to the Quiet” followed, as did his work in a contemporary folk/classical style with “The Painter.” Talbot also ventured into classical ballet style with “For the Bride,” and into mainstream choral/orchestral style with the classic “Light Eternal,” for which he won a Dove Award.
Returning to the roots of the Catholic Church, Talbot has recorded the daily chants of the integrated monastic community he founded with “Chant from the Hermitage.” Today, he is most recognized for his more quiet sounds for musical medication and contemplation.
In addition to his music, Talbot has written 14 books and produced numerous video teachings on ministry to the poor, simple living, and Franciscan and monastic community living. He is the founder and general minister of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity at Little Potion Hermitage near Eureka Springs, Ark. This unique religious community encompasses celibates, singles and family and is the only community of its type in the United States to be granted canonical status in the Catholic Church.
Established in 1939, the St. Thomas More Foundation at the Alibrandi Catholic Center/St. Thomas More Chapel supports Catholic campus ministry at Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Today, more than 4,000 Catholic students are served by the foundation and center that provides spiritual guidance, support, and education to students at an exciting and formative time in their lives.
Tickets to the John Michael Talbot concert are $20 ($15 if payment is received on or before Oct. 11). To reserve tickets, send a check (payable to the Alibrandi Catholic Center) to Alibrandi Catholic Center, 110 Walnut Place, Syracuse, NY 13210 or call Molly Mahoney at 315-478-5959. Prepaid tickets can be picked up the night of the concert at Hendricks Chapel.
Those attending the concert may park in the Dome West parking lots located off Henry Street, East Raynor Avenue and Stadium Place.