Terry's Picks for March 2017

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

EVENTSWest Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area's faith-based arts and entertainment events over the coming month. Here are three highlights for March.

*"Desert: A Good Samaritan Story" – The original ballet by HIS Dance Ensemble is presented at 3 p.m. Sat. March 11 and Sun. March 12 at DeVos Center for the Arts and Worship at GR Christian High School, 2300 Plymouth Ave. SE. This version of the Biblical parable tells the story of a young girl's journey to provide help for a fallen member of an enemy tribe. The faithful pursuit of her calling meets temptation from the three villains of Greed, Power and Wealth. Tickets are $15 adult, $12 seniors, with groups rate of $10 for 12 or more; $10 students. Available via www.dcaw.org or 616-574-5600.

*Donnie McClurkin – The renowned gospel singer/pastor is the guest at 7 p.m. Thur. March 16 at Renaissance Church of God in Christ, 1001 33rd St. SE in Grand Rapids. The multiple award-winning McClurkin is the current Stellar Award nominee as Male Vocalist of the Year. His latest album is "The Journey," a live recording which topped gospel music charts upon its release last August. McClurkin is also pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, NY. Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information visit www.rencogic.com or call 616-243-0991.

*Grand Rapids Symphony & Cornerstone University Chorale – The ensembles unite for a religious music program "Let Everything That Has Breath" at 7 p.m. Fri. March 31 in Christ Chapel at Cornerstone. The concert features instrumental and vocal music based on texts from Psalms 96 and 150; and features pianist Peter Van Dessel and organist Dexter Kennedy. The program includes Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 "Reformation." The orchestra is conducted by John Varineau. Tickets are $30 reserved and $20 for seniors 65 and over. Group rates may also be available. For tickets visit www.itickets.com or call the symphony office at 616-454-9451 ext. 4.
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Terry DeBoer
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Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present (1 year 6 months) Monthly publication and web site with news, features, and information of interest to the West Michigan Christian community Feature writer: Muskegon Chronicle April 1996 – Present (16 years 10 months) Writer: Kalamazoo Gazette July 1991 – Present (21 years 7 months) beat includes convering contemporary Christian and Gospel music feature writer Grand Rapids Press May 1988 – Present (24 years 9 months)

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