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Concert event features three voices united by one faith

Jesuit High School’s Marilyn Moyer Theatre will provide the backdrop for a unique concert event.

“Age to Age: Generations of Faith” features Dan Schutte, Steve Angrisano and Curtis Stephan, weaving three generations of Catholic composers together for an evening of sung prayer.

The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 9000 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Tickets are available at agetoagetour.com and cost $10 for students and $15 for adults.

Stephan and Angrisano grew up singing Schutte’s music. From “Glory and Praise to Our God” to “Hear I Am, Lord” to “Though the Mountains May Fall,” Schutte’s songs, deeply rooted in scripture and musically crafted, have accompanied Angrisano and Stephan through many significant moments of their Catholic life.

“The first time I stood on a stage with Dan,” said Angrisano, “I could hardly sing — I mean, here is the guy! Here is my hero.”

“Dan writes the kind of music I want to write,” Stephan added. “Every time I sing something like ‘City of God,’ I think how relevant and powerful it is, from the day it was written to today. When music is relevant, it’s timeless.”

For his part, Schutte has been a longtime fan of Stephan and Angrisano’s music. “I think Curtis’ music is really special,” Schutte said. “His music skills and his experience as a music director really shows. He writes for the people. He may be young, but he has an old soul.”

Schutte recalled that same conference when he and Angrisano sang together for the first time. “Here was a guy who really connects with people... a man of deep faith,” Schutte said. “You can see in people’s faces that Steve’s music really touches them. He truly ministers to people.”

Schutte, Angrisano and Stephan share something in common — the faith that has been passed down to them. Though their musical expressions might vary, their faith has inspired the composer within.

The three musicians gathered in Dallas, Texas, at St. Ann Parish where Stephan serves as music director.

It is there that these composers came up with the idea of creating a concert event, one in which whole communities could come together to sing and experience spiritual renewal, took shape.

For more information about this event, visit ocp.org/events.




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