Andrew Peterson Hosts 3rd Annual Christmas Musical

Watershed/Essential Records’ recording artist Andrew Peterson takes to the stage again this holiday season
for the third annual showing of his original Christmas musical, “Behold the Lamb of God-A Lyrical Retelling of the Story of Christ.” Peterson’s unique
adaptation of the Christmas story will be presented at The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Peterson and special guests Phil Keaggy, Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, Derek Webb of Caedmon’s Call, Jill Phillips, Randall Goodgame and Steve
Hindalong (The Choir, City On A Hill series’ producer) will open the show in-the-round, playing songs from past and current projects. Following a brief
intermission, the ensemble will reconvene onstage with additional artists Todd Bragg of Caedmon’s Call, Andy Gullahorn, Marcus Myer of Silers Bald,
Jonathan and Amanda Noel, Andy Osenga, Ben Shive, Laura Story and Chris Weigel for Peterson’s musical narrative of the events surrounding Christ’s
life and death.
The musical begins with “Gather ‘Round, Ye Children, Come,” a call to worship taken from one of Peterson’s favorite bible passages, Philippians 2.
Other favorites include “Labor of Love,” which describes the harsh but beautiful night of Jesus’ birth and “Behold the Lamb,” an ode to Christ’s sacrifice
for the love of humankind.
“What I want is to provide an evening of music without Frosty, Rudolph, or Bing,” comments Peterson. “An evening where people can duck out of the
cold and spend an hour remembering not only that God became man and was born in Bethlehem, but also that His coming to earth was the beginning of
the end of death. These songs each tell a part of the story, from Moses and the first Passover feast to the death and resurrection of Jesus. Each year that we
perform these songs–each time we tell this Story of stories-I’m amazed at the way the truth and power of it resonates in my spirit. I can’t express how
deeply this project has affected me.”
Midtown Fellowship, Peterson’s home church, will sponsor the event. Tickets are available at the Belcourt Theatre’s box office: 615.846.3150 and
through Bragg Management: 615. 352.5509.
Andrew Peterson’s first label project, Carried Along, sold more than 80,000 units and generated the Top 10 Adult Contemporary radio single
“Nothing to Say,” one of the 25 most played songs on Christian radio in 2000. In addition to garnering critical acclaim, Peterson’s sophomore offering,
Clear To Venus, earned the distinction of one of the Top 5 Albums of 2001as determined by CCM Magazine. Peterson has toured extensively
over the past two years with Fernando Ortega in the fall of 2000 and on his “Carried Along” and “Clear To Venus” tours in 2001 and 2002. Peterson will
release his third album in the upcoming year and has plans to open on a major market tour this winter. To learn more about Andrew Peterson, go online


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