July 26, 2008

Methodist ‘Tent Revival’ to Feature Musician/Storyteller Ken Medema

By Mark Barna, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Jul. 26--Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church in Monument will host a "Tent Revival" Aug. 23-24, featuring pianist and singer Ken Medema.

Medema combines music and storytelling to create "a great worship experience," said Julie Hanna, chairwoman for the church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way.

Blind since birth, Medema began playing piano at age 5, and he's released numerous CDs during his 32-year professional music career.

He performs mostly at churches, charity fundraisers and special events. The free concert-worship services in Monument will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 23, and 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

For more information, go to the church's Web site at www.tlumc.org.


A free concert, "Three Trumpets and an Organ," will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave.

The trumpeters are David Zuercher, who plays in the Colorado Springs Philharmonic; Colin Oldberg, a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago; and James Becker of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio.

The fourth musician is Evan Becker, First Lutheran organist and organizer of the concert. "We'll do a couple of pieces based on traditional Christian hymns," Becker said, "but mostly we'll try things that you wouldn't expect from trumpets, such as quieter songs." For more information, call Evan Becker at 632-8836, ext. 122.


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