FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018, AT 7 P.M. // TICKETS // SPONSORSHIPS
St. Stephen’s Church is thrilled to welcome Carrie Newcomer, songwriter, recording artist and performer, to Richmond for a concert that will not only be entertaining and inspiring, but which will support St. Stephen’s outreach ministries.
A reception and book/CD signing will follow the concert.
Newcomer has produced 16 solo CDs and has received numerous awards for her music and related charitable activities. She has toured with Alison Krauss, and Nickel Creek recorded Newcomer’s song “I Should’ve Known Better” on their Grammy-winning album “This Side.” She was named one of the “50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT, and Boston’s WBEZ listed her as one of the most influential folk artists of the last 25 years. Of Newcomer’s songwriting Rolling Stone wrote that she “asks all the right questions.” Dubbed a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, Newcomer is acclaimed for her “deep, rich alto and penchant for exquisite melodies.” A contemplative Quaker, she cuts across secular and spiritual boundaries.
Recent appearances on PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (the same series that did a segment on our Celtic and Compline services) and Krista Tippett’s “On Being,” have focused on her use of the creative arts as a spiritual-mindfulness practice, her work in social and environmental justice, interfaith dialogue, and progressive spirituality, and as a champion for a new political conversation.
Proceeds from this concert, both tickets and sponsorships, will benefit our international outreach ministries, including support for our long standing relationship with the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, and our missionaries in Argentina, Heidi Schmidt and Monica Vega. In fact, Heidi is a longtime “superfan” of Newcomer’s.
Though she is best known as a singer-songwriter, Newcomer is also an accomplished poet and is known for her international peacemaking work, making her a natural choice for this benefit concert.
Be a sponsor
In addition to selling tickets to this concert throughout the community, we are seeking sponsors. Sponsors will have the opportunity to attend a private “meet and greet” event with the artist, and will receive reserved seating for the concert, along with free tickets.
We also hope that you will allow us to acknowledge your sponsorship, both to recognize your generous support, and to encourage others to follow your example.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
6000 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
Deb Lawrence // email // phone 804.288.2867