The Hope College Concert Series will continue with a show by Josh Garrels and John Mark McMillan on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel with a question and answer session following the performance.
Garrels has released several recordings, intentionally working outside of traditional industry management. He was raised in the Midwest and now lives in Oregon, and many of the songs in his catalogue evoke the natural, visceral imagery of his upbringing and current home. His 2011 release, “Love & War & the Sea In Between,” was named the top album of the year by Christianity Today, which called it “prophetic, incisive, achingly human, and longingly spiritual.”
In addition to his own recordings, Garrels has composed musical scores for several television shows and films, including the acclaimed Marc Havener short film “And What Remains” and the Fuel TV documentary “Gum for my Boat.”
John Mark McMillan has released several recordings, and his last studio album, “Borderland,” landed on multiple Billboard charts, including number four on Billboard’s Christian Album Chart. In 2015, McMillan created his own record label, Lionhawk Records.
His song “How He Loves” has been covered by several well-known artists within the Christian music industry, including the David Crowder Band. The song has gone on to become a commonly played worship song on Christian radio and throughout church organizations.
Individual tickets for the concert are $32 in advance and $35 at the door; $25 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff; and $15 for students. Tickets are available online at hope.edu/tickets as well as at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., at the corner of College Avenue and 12th Street.