Canada's Singing Priest to Perform at MCC

(Bradenton, Fla., March 7, 2005) - International recording artist Rev. Mark Curtis, known as Canada's Singing Priest, will present an inspirational show of contemporary, Celtic, gospel, show tunes and ballad-style music at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 20, in Neel Performing Arts Center, located off 26th Street at 60th Avenue West at Manatee Community College (MCC) Bradenton.

A radio and television performer, the Anglican priest travels throughout Canada and the United States singing inspirational music and sharing stories of his life. Canada's Prime Minister recently honored him for 30 years of recording and benefit concerts that raised more than $11 million for charity. Recordings include a recently released Gospel album, You Bend My Heart, and The Angels Still Sing, The Bridge to Us All, The Call and Peaceful Sky. The MCC concert will feature well-known and loved hymns such as Bringing in the Sheaves, Just a Closer Walk With Thee and modern-day classics like On Eagles' Wings.

"Curtis is a tremendous tenor and talented songwriter. The show moves from laughter to tears in a heartbeat," said one Toronto Star reviewer.

The appearance by Canada's Singing Priest is sponsored by the MCC Campus Ministries. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at local Episcopal Churches in Bradenton and Sarasota. For more information, call (941) 747-1732.


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