Like most everyone in the United States, Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb watched as Hurricane Sandy ripped through many areas wreaking havoc and devastation on communities in the path of the storm. One of the hardest hit areas was the New York area. Sandi and Jason are deeply saddened by the affects of Hurricane Sandy in the NYC / NJ area and are reaching out to help in their own special way. Teaming up with Calvary Baptist Church and in partnership with World Vision, Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb will bring their holiday tour, "A Christmas Celebration," to New York City for a special benefit performance tonight, November 24th. All proceeds to be given to World Vision for their relief efforts in the NY and NJ area to aid those still in need from the devastating results of Hurricane Sandy.
Patty shares her deepest sympathy, stating: "As my family and I have been watching the devastation from Hurricane Sandy in the New York City and New Jersey areas, we've been shocked by the damage. But we've been so encouraged by the spirit with which our country has come together to help each other. Jason and I want to help in any way we can - and we hope this benefit concert can help spread the Hope of Christmas through song and by meeting people's physical needs through donations to World Vision. We're honored to be a part."
Crabb shares: "With a family of my own, I cannot imagine having everything ripped out from underneath you! I'm honored, if even in a small way, to help mend lives and soothe broken hearts."
The concert takes place tonight, November 24, 2012 @ 7:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church, 123 W 57th St, New York, NY. Tickets available free of cost with a suggested $30 Donation each. Pick up tickets at will call desk in the CBC Welcome Center 5:30 – 7:00 pm November 24. Donations are tax-deductable and will be forwarded to ongoing efforts by World Vision in meeting the needs of New York & New Jersey storm victims.
Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb will be embarking on a 2012 "Christmas Celebration" tour together this holiday season. The two are blessed to be working together. Join them for more performances in the following cities:
11/23/12 – Hagerston, MD @ Maryland Theatre
11/25/12 – Franklin, NC @ Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
11/29/12 – Beckley, WV @ Calvary Assembly of God
11/30/12 – Oxford, AL @ First Baptist Church of Oxford
12/01/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Mount Paran Church
12/02/12 – Ashland, KY @ Paramount Arts Center
12/03/12 – Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center for the Arts
12/05/12 – Leawood, KS @ Church of the Resurrection
12/06/12 – Leawood, KS @ Church of the Resurrection
12/07/12 – Leawood, KS @ Church of the Resurrection
12/08/12 – Leawood, KS @ Church of the Resurrection
12/09/12 – Midland, TX @ First United Methodist Church
12/16/12 – Lakeland, FL @ Victory Church
12/20/12 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theater
12/21/12 – Olive Branch, MS @ Longview Heights Baptist Church
For more information and details on each specific show, visit: sandipatty.com/tour OR www.jasoncrabb.com.
Sandi Patty has won 40 Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and became a Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee in 2004. Her albums have sold more than 11 million units, garnering her three platinum and five gold recordings. As the most-awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, her voice is still the gold standard by which all who follow are measured. Patty latest release "Broadway Stories" features her favorite Broadway songs. She has been blessed to perform these songs with several symphony orchestras.
Grammy award winner, Jason Crabb, was born to bless the world through his talents. In 2009, Crabb's solo career took off, gaining him one Dove award after another leading him to winning over 20 Dove Awards, a Grammy Award and most recently Soloist of the Year award from NQC Music Awards. This past year, Crabb was honored to be awarded with not only the Male Artist of the Year award at the GMA Dove Awards but also the Artist of the Year award.