The Herald Bulletin

April 24, 2013

AU concert to feature familiar faces

Gaithers, McLaughlin, others to join Patty on York Hall stage


For The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — An Anderson University concert will feature famous alumni led by Christian recording artist Sandi Patty.

The concert is set for Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the York Performance Hall on the Anderson University campus to benefit Patty’s alma mater.

Performers include gospel artists Bill and Gloria Gaither and pop rock singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin. Also taking the stage will be Dove Award-winning Christian band Sidewalk Prophets, as well as Jeff Owen, lead guitarist of Tenth Avenue North.

Dove Award-winning songwriter Christa Wells will join this impressive list of artists as well as singer-songwriters Ally and Anna Long of the Christian band Alanna Story. Tickets may be purchased through iTickets at: http://www.itickets.com/events/305856.html.

“Anderson University has made a huge impact on my life for the good,” said Sandi Patty. “When the university asked me to be involved in this event, it got me thinking about all the stories and lives I know who have been influenced through AU.”

She added, “My parents both graduated from AU and many of my children have had great experiences at AU. When I think about my own growth as a student — musically, intellectually, and spiritually — I can’t help but be overwhelmed with gratitude toward all the people that make AU what it is today.”

Titled “Woven Threads,” the concert will be supported by faculty musicians from the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Anderson University. Music performed during the concert will be arranged and presented by each artist and featured on a live recording by the same name for future release.