Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies partners with St. Anthony of Padua Church to present three Catholic music icons in special concert


7:30 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2013
"Age to Age: Generations of Faith"
Fairfield University's Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

Three of Catholic music's most celebrated composers and musicians Steve Angrisano, Curtis Stephan, and Dan Schutte, will perform at Fairfield University's Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. for a concert event entitled, "Age to Age: Generations of Faith." It will be a performance by three accomplished performers who cross generations and play in a wide variety of musical styles.

The special concert is co-sponsored by Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies and St. Anthony of Padua Church of Fairfield, marking the first time that the Center for Catholic Studies will partner with a parish on an event. The public is welcome. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the Quick Center for the Arts box office, or by calling (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396).

First launched in Dallas, Texas, last year, the "Age to Age" tour has been well received by audiences nationwide. Leaving labels of age and music - contemporary and liturgical - behind, the tour aims to unite Catholics across generations to praise God and express a shared faith. All three guitarists, men of deep faith, share a mutual respect and admiration for their craft.

Dan Schutte is one of today's best known, most prolific and influential composers of Catholic music for the liturgy. Many of his most celebrated pieceImage: Angrisanos, including "Here I Am, Lord," "City of God" and "Sing a New Song," come from his years of collaboration with the St. Louis Jesuits.

Steve Angrisano is undoubtedly one of the most effective and versatile ministry leaders in the Church today. Those who are young (and young at heart) embrace the passionate message of faith, hope and love woven throughout his music and storytelling. He's known to engage audiences with a unique blend of humor, song, and story.

As the music director for St. Ann's parish in Coppell, Texas, Curtis Stephan maintains a music ministry that can be characterized as one of service. A lifelong musician, he received his bachelor's degree in music and his master's degree in Jazz studies from the University of North Texas. He specializes in both liturgical and youth-oriented events.

For more information about the Center for Catholic Studies, visit fairfield.edu/cs/index.html. For directions to the Fairfield campus, visit www.fairfield.edu.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 28, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 161