Tickets are now on sale for an evening with three popular Christian artists, Michael English, Mark Lowry and Stan Whitmire, who will perform at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13, as part of a benefit concert for Takoma Regional Hospital.
Tickets may be purchased at NPAC Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Credit card purchases may be made by calling 638-1679 or by going to http://www.greenevillenpac.com. Tickets purchased online include a $4.50 processing fee per ticket.
The concert will start at 7 p.m., with a special VIP reception held at 5:30 p.m. with English, Lowry and Whitmire.
Reserved seating tickets are $35 per person. The VIP package for $100 includes preferred seating, a CD, and entry to the reception, where ticketholders can be photographed with the performers and obtain autographs.
Group sales of 10 or more tickets purchased at the same time receive a discount, so that the reserved seats are $28 and VIP tickets are $90.
Michael English is the Gaither Vocal Band’s lead singer and a top contemporary Christian music artist who has sold a tremendous amount of records, had an array of number one hits on the radio charts and won nearly every Dove Award, including “Artist of the Year” and “Best Male Vocalist.” He has released an autobiography, “The Prodigal Comes Home: My Story of Failure and God’s Story of Redemption.”
Meanwhile, Lowry and Whitmire are familiar entertainers for this area.
“This is Mark’s fourth time returning to NPAC,” Renee Lowery, director of Foundation at Takoma, said. “He’s always hugely popular, so we’re excited to bring his music and humor back to Greeneville. And, of course, we are pleased for him to share his message of God’s love and grace.”
Lowry has been making people laugh, cry and think for nearly 40 years. In 1988, he joined the Gaither Vocal Band as a baritone and remained with the popular group for 13 years. He also has been featured on most of the Gaither Homecoming videos.
In 1984, he wrote the lyrics to a song that would establish his status as a gifted songwriter forever — “Mary, Did You Know,” which has become a modern Christmas standard.
Lowry has recorded six comedy and music videos, four of which have gone “Gold” and two have achieved “Platinum” status.
His latest DVD is called “Mark Lowry: Unplugged & Unplanned.”
Lowry is joined again by Stan Whitmire, 2012 Dove Award winner for “Instrumental Album of the Year” and “Choral Collection of the Year.”
Whitmire brings a rich musical heritage spanning several generations and covering a variety of musical styles. For the past 32 years, he has been an integral part of the music ministry at one of the nation’s leading churches, Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta. He has served as keyboardist for Dove Award-winning vocal group, The Nelons. He also is a featured soloist and accompanist on many of the Bill and Gloria Gaither Homecoming video projects.
Proceeds from this year’s concert will go toward Takoma’s wellness projects.