Catholic Musician Audrey Assad to Give Campus Concert

Catholic Singer-Songwriter Audrey Assad to Give Campus Concert on Sept. 7

Audrey AssadCatholic convert and established contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Audrey Assad will stop at UD on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. as part of her "Fortunate Fall" album release tour. Assad, whose debut album, "The House You're Building," was released in 2010, has been influenced by the philosophical writings of St. Augustine of Hippo and Gerard Manley Hopkins' poetry.

"It's a great way for campus ministry to start off the school year," said Denise Phillips, directory of campus ministry. "Audrey's thoughtful and well-read lyrics are right up a UD students' alley."

Assad's latest album, "Fortunate Fall," takes its name from the Exsultet and was funded through Kickstarter last spring after Assad and her fans raised $40,000 in 50 hours. The album is filled with songs for liturgy, personal prayer and corporate worship. It explores the beauty of human need, in that needing God allows us to know God is Christ the Redeemer and the Holy Spirit the Revealer.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the show starts at 8 p.m. General admission is $15 and tickets are $10 for UD students, faculty and staff. To purchase tickets, stop by the Office of Campus Ministry, or call at 972-721-5375. Assad's albums and other merchandise will be for sale at the door.

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