Posted July 8, 2013 by The Underground Staff in Arts & Culture

CCM legends John Michael Talbot, Michael Card to reunite for benefit concert

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Contemporary Christian music legends John Michael Talbot and Michael Card are reuniting for a benefit concert.

The concert, which takes place on Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Eureka Springs, Ark, is a fundraiser for The Great Passion Play, a live-action drama that depicts the period in  Jesus’  life from his visit to Jerusalem to his crucifixion.

After admiring one another’s music for many years, Talbot and Card came together to celebrate their spiritual and artistic respect and recorded the CD “Brother to Brother”, a collection of duets featuring each other’s favorite compositions. The August 8th concert at the historic Eureka Springs City Auditorium will feature Talbot and Card performing songs from this popular recording, as well as favorites from their own repertoire.

Talbot shared his excitement about the event.

“Mike Card and I got together 10 or so years ago as Christians from two different traditions, Catholic and Evangelical, to simply enjoy each other’s music, and to share as friends and brothers. It was considered historic then, and our reunion for the historic ministry of The Great Passion Play in the historic City Auditorium in Eureka Springs is so again today. But it is simple and uncomplicated as well. We look forward to a fun and ministry filled night. All will be blessed with a memorable evening!”

Assistant Executive Director and cast member Kent Butler said, “The Great Passion Play is the premier dramatic expression of Christianity and the music of John Michael Talbot and Michael Card are premier musical expressions of Christianity. This concert is part of our new direction to partner with great people of faith to convey the gospel message in different forms of artistic expression. We are truly excited to host this historic event.”

Butler continued, “These are exciting times. 7.6 million have seen the play and we are projecting 7.7 before the end of this season! All who see The Great Passion Play are moved and stirred and I am sure they will be by this special concert as well. I encourage all to order their tickets today.”

More info is available here.

The Underground Staff