Tucson, AZ – Grammy®-Award-winning Christian music pioneer and best-selling author John Michael Talbot is bringing his “Lifetime of Music & Ministry” concert tour to Tucson at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5150 N. Valley View Road. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for a VIP package that includes preferred seating, early admission to Talbot’s soundcheck and a CD.
Tickets may be purchased online until noon on the Thursday prior to concert. Tickets will be available in the Parish Hall at the Church on Friday from 4-7 p.m.
Proceeds from this concert will benefit the preservation and maintenance of Mission San Xavier del Bac and the Youth Program at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.
The “Lifetime of Music & Ministry” tour features music covering Talbot’s 50+ recordings over four decades. Talbot reflects, “I recently looked back with joy through all the years I have shared with my faithful fans – especially the music that first brought us together. Many say my music has been the ‘soundtrack of their journey of faith’. These events will be more of a prayer experience than a concert. Along with covering music from the beginning up to the most current recording ‘The Inner Room’, there will be stories and meditations throughout the evenings. The concert in Tucson will be presented as preparation for our Lenten journey!”
ABOUT JOHN MICHAEL TALBOT
Talbot is one of the pioneering artists of what has become known as contemporary christian music. He is recognized as Catholic music’s most popular artist with multi-platinum sales and compositions published in hymnals throughout the world. His 55th album, “The Inner Room” was released September, 2016. A prolific best-selling author, Talbot’s 30th book, “Lessons from a Toubadour” was published in 2018. He leads his very active ministry from the Little Portion Hermitage in Arkansas and St. Clare Monastery in Texas where he is the founder and minister general of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity. His nominations and awards include:
1981 GMA Dove Award Nomination – Praise & Worship Album: Come to the Quiet
1982 GMA Dove Award Nomination – Praise & Worship Album: For the Bride
1983 GMA Dove Award WIN – Praise & Worship Album: Light Eternal
1984 GMA Dove Award Nominations Male Vocalist, Artist and Recorded Music Packaging: Songs for Worship Vol. 1
1985 NARAS President’s Merit Award / Grammy® for “Song of the Poor” recorded for Famine Relief in Ethiopia. (Song was written by John Michael Talbot and recorded with Pat Boone, Debbie Boone, Russ Taff and others.)
1987 GMA Dove Award Nomination – Praise & Worship Album: Be Exalted
1988 Billboard Magazine – No.1 Christian Artist
1990 Billboard Magazine “Best Christmas Record of the Year” – “The Birth of Jesus”
1991 GMA Dove Award Nomination – Inspirational Album: The Birth of Jesus
2005 Recipient of Mercy Corps International Mother Teresa Award for Humanitarian Efforts
2005 Arkansas Hall of Fame “Entertainer of the Year”
More information: www.johnmichaeltalbot.com
ABOUT PATRONATO SAN XAVIER
The Patronato is a nonsectarian, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Southern Arizona community leaders in 1978. The Patronato’s only purpose is to promote the conservation, preservation and maintenance of Mission San Xavier del Bac, a National Historic Landmark near Tucson, Arizona that was named to the global World Monuments Fund “Watch” list of cultural heritage sites at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political and economic change. Patronato recently was selected to participate in a national historic preservation program of The National Fund for Sacred Places.