(January 21, 2015) ---- The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are happy to announce their first major concert on Sunday, April 19th. The Unite Concert will feature some of the top names in the Christian music industry; Amy Grant, Matt Maher, Sanctus Real, Jon Guerra, Ike Ndolo and the Dominican Sisters of Mary. The concert will be held at Eastern Michigan Convocation Center, 799 North Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti, MI, with doors opening at 4:00 pm EST and the concert beginning at 5:00 pm EST. Free parking will also be available. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, January 22nd, with ticket prices ranging from $12.00 to $40.00 and may be purchased at www.Uniteconcert.com. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to local charities in the area.
“The purpose of presenting this concert is to provide an evening of entertainment for the entire family and for Christians of all denominations,” explains Sr. John Dominic, Principal of Spiritus Sanctus Academy and member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. “Praise and worship music is a language we all speak and unites us as believers. We wanted artists that would appeal to every generation and are very happy to have them be a part of this special event.”
The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist were canonically established in 1997 and have taken their messages of faith to the modern world through music and television. Several of the nuns have been guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show more than once and made it to the finals of the Game Show Network’s highly-rated The American Bible Challenge. The Sisters released their debut international album, Mater Eucharistiae to wide acclaim and the project stayed No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Chart for six weeks. Their instant success led to features on CBS This Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered, FOX & Friends, among many others. Their sophomore album, The Rosary-Mysteries, Mediations & Music released November 2014.
For more information about the Unite Concert please visit online, www.Uniteconcert.com.
About Amy Grant
Amy Grant’s career spans over 25 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into her experience as an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. Grant is beloved for both her Contemporary Christian music and mainstream hits like “Baby Baby,” “Every Heartbeat,” “That’s What Love is For,” “I Will Remember You,” “Lead Me On,” “El Shaddai,” and more. She has sold more than 30 million albums, including one five-time Platinum album, one triple Platinum and one double Platinum album, as well as six platinum and four Gold albums. She has won six GRAMMY® Awards and 26 GMA Dove Awards, including four Artist of the Year awards. Out of her 10 Top 40 pop singles, six have become No. 1 hits, including “Baby, Baby” and “Every Heartbeat.”
Grant was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2003, and is one of only two Christian artists to be awarded a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame. Conventional wisdom has it that Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map becoming the first Contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY® Awards. With that, her legacy as one of the most influential artists of the past couple of decades is assured.
In 2013, Grant released her first full-length studio album in 10 years, How Mercy Looks From Here, a soundtrack that embraces both the triumphs and challenges of life. Grant has always found a way to share her life through her music and in the process has become, not only the best-selling Christian music artist of all time, but also one of the most celebrated artists in the pop music industry. Her music continues to be part of the fabric of life for long-time listeners and brand new fans. For more information, visit www.AmyGrant.com.
About Matt Maher
Matt Maher is a gifted songwriter, a fervent worship leader and a skilled teacher loved by many. The five-time GRAMMY nominee's most popular hits include "Your Grace Is Enough," "Hold Us Together," "Christ Is Risen," "Lord, I Need You" and his current radio single, "Because He Lives (Amen)" is the fastest moving song on the Christian music radio charts so far in 2015. Maher's fifth full-length studio release, Saints & Sinners, comes out on March 17th accompanied by a headlining tour with label mates, I Am They and Jon Guerra. Additional updates on Maher are available at www.mattmahermusic.com
About Sanctus Real
Over their stellar 18-year career, Sanctus Real has achieved eight No. 1 singles and seven Top 5 radio singles and high critical acclaim. To date, the band’s total digital track sales exceed one million, with over 700,000 career album sales, 4.5+ million views on YouTube and thousands of days clocked on the road. Sanctus Real has earned two GRAMMY nominations and has been nominated for eight Dove Awards, winning for Modern Rock Album of the Year for Fight the Tide (2005). The band was named R&R magazine’s most played CHR radio Christian artist of 2006 and Billboard’s No. 4 most played Christian band of 2010. Sanctus Real has toured alongside notable artists such as Tobymac, Casting Crowns, Third Day, MercyMe, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Skillet. Their current album, The Dream, released in October 2014. SanctusReal.com.
About Jon Guerra
Jon Guerra is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter currently living with his wife in Chicago, IL, and is part of the Vertical Church Band. He was raised in Wheaton, IL, spending his developmental years learning to play guitar and obsessing over artists like Bob Dylan, Emily Dickinson, and Rich Mullins. Guerra’s debut EP on Provident Music Group, Glass, is now available on iTunes featuring four new songs and one acoustic version of “I Will Follow.” More updates about Guerra are available at www.jonguerramusic.com.
About Ike Ndolo
Ike Ndolo was born in Missouri, after his parents moved to the United States from Nigeria. Ndolo's home rang with hymns from his mother, along with songs of struggle and freedom from Bob Marley, the Wailers and everything in between. In 2009, Ndolo released his first record, We are the Beggars produced by songwriter and producer Robbie Seay. We are the Beggars climbed to No. 4 on iTunes Christian chart. Ndolo has released his second studio album Rivers that was recorded in Nashville, TN. Produced by Paul Mabury, Ndolo's sophomore record is a grittier collection of soulful music, which showcases his growth as a songwriter as well as his unique voice and delivery. For more information about Ndolo please visit online at www.currentmm.com/ikendolo.
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