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May 8 concert features renowned liturgical composers to benefit 'Music Ministry Alive!'

April 23, 2009 - 12:31 PDT

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NAPERVILLE, IL (APRIL 23, 2009) - Three nationally recognized Christian music artists, David Haas, Lori True and Kate Cuddy, director of music and liturgy at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville, will present a benefit concert for "Music Ministry Alive!" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the church. Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance or $17 at the door.

"Music Ministry Alive!" is a national liturgical music formation program for high school and college youths. The trio of vocalists has worked and sung together in many venues and on several recordings through the years. They also are among more than 50 adult leaders for this summer's "Music Ministry Alive!"

In its 11th year, "Music Ministry Alive!" is held each summer at The College of Saint Catherine in St. Paul, Minn. This year's institute is scheduled from July 28 - August 2.

"Music Ministry Alive!" is a dream come true for Haas, its founder and executive director. In his words, "About 15 years ago, I had this wild idea. I dreamt that we could bring together talented young people and committed adult mentors and teachers to discover a fresh and dynamic renewal in how we form, celebrate and nurture leads of sung liturgical prayer." The dream came to fruition with "Music Ministry Alive!"

To date, "Music Ministry Alive!" has touched the lives of over 1,000 youths and more than 400 adult leaders who have come from across the United States, Canada, Europe and Africa. This year, over 150 young people, entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in high school or in their first two years of college, are expected to attend.

Haas, who enjoys an international reputation, is regarded as one of the pre-eminent liturgical music composers in the English-speaking world. He has produced more than 45 collections of original music, and his liturgical works are sung and prayed throughout the world, appearing in hymnals of many Christian denominations and in many languages. Currently, he is director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry and serves as campus minister/artist-in-residence at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in St. Louis Park, Minn., where he also teaches theology and music.

True, associate director of "Music Ministry Alive!," also is a gifted and talented composer, concert performer and recording artist. She is a liturgist and campus minister at the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn. True also has been a pastoral associate for liturgy and music at the Church of St. Margaret Mary in Golden Valley, Minn. Two albums of her original music are published, and she is working on a third.

Cuddy came to St. Thomas the Apostle last fall from Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, Minn., where she served as minister of music and liturgy. She is a distinguished musician, director and singer. Twelve of her original compositions have been published, and she is the recipient of several industry awards. Originally from Minneapolis, Cuddy has more than 25 years' experience in the music ministry, and has been a professional studio singer for over 15 years.

Advance tickets may be purchased through Thursday, May 6, at St. Thomas' general office. For ticket information, contact the office through May 6 at (630) 355-8980.)

For more information about the concert, contact Cuddy at St. Thomas, (630) 355-8980, ext. 112, or Susan Francesconi, communications coordinator at St. Thomas, (630) 355-8980, ext. 108. Information about the concert also is available on the St. Thomas web site: www.stapostle.org.

Organized in 1984, the St. Thomas faith community numbers more than 3,300 households of more than 11,000 people.

Contact

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
http://www.stapostle.org
IL, 60563 US
Gerald Czerak - Business Manager, 630 355-8980

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'Music Ministry Alive!' concert

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