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UST to Welcome Audrey Assad, Eden Tour

Audrey Assad and Page CXVI On March 28 at 7 p.m. the University of St. Thomas will host Audrey Assad and Page CXVI, two accomplished musicians and songwriters, during their Eden Tour, for a concert on the UST Academic Mall lawn, 1018 W Alabama St.

The two artists are engaging performers whose witness through music and personal testimony have a powerful capacity to touch the lives of everyone they encounter. The nationwide tour includes stops in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Georgia.

Eden Tour is a healing, layered and textured night of contemplative music and sharing — for the spiritually energized and spiritually weary alike. All are welcome.

Tickets are $15 and available online. Children under 12 are free. Parking is available for $5 in the Moran Parking Center, 3807 Graustark St.

“The concert is an opportunity for the University of St. Thomas to engage the wider Houston community and invite them to encounter Christ through the joy and witness of Catholic music,” said Nicole Labadie, director of Campus Ministry. “We want this event to open doors and bring people from all walks of life and faith backgrounds together in an environment that promotes unity and spiritual growth.”

Meet the Artists

Assad is the daughter of a Syrian refugee, an author, speaker, producer, and critically lauded songwriter and musician. She releases music she calls “soundtracks for prayer’ on the label Fortunate Fall Records.

“What I love about Audrey is that her music is authentic,” said Labadie. “The words of her songs can become a prayer for all of those seasons of longing for deeper meaning and connection to God and Church.”

Page CXVI is a longtime project of Latifah Alattas in which she explores ancient wisdom, hymns and spiritual songs and re-presents them in new arrangements, new contexts and modern sensibilities. Alattas is an artist, writer, producer and engineer whose songs have been featured on One Tree Hill, The Gates, Lifetime Films and the film The House at the End of the Street.

Purchase your tickets here.