Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Christian artists headline Israel gala benefit
Christian artists headline Israel gala benefit PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM EST

Christian music artists are honoring Israel this spring in a gala benefit concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The event is being hosted by pianist Dino Kartsonakis and his wife, Cheryl.

The Honoring Israel at Carnegie Hall concert will be held at 8 p.m. EST, Thursday, April 11, and will feature appearances by the Philadelphia Boys Choir, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, the Christian Cultural Center Chorale, Robert Stearns, Daniel Rodriguez, Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris.

"Anti-Semitism is on the rise, and Israel is now surrounded by nations committed to her destruction," Kartsonakis said. "Cheryl and I have always prioritized praying and working for the peace of Jerusalem. It is vital that we stand together."

Stearns, author of No We Can't: Radical Islam, Militant Secularism and the Myth of Coexistence (Chosen/Baker Publishing Group) and founder of the pro-Israel group Eagles' Wings, added: "There has never been a time in our nation's history that our public and private bond with Israel has been more critical. With this historic concert, we hope to make it clear that New York stands with Israel."

Proceeds from the event will go to feed Jews, Arabs and Druze in Israel through the humanitarian nonprofit group Hope for Zion, as well as to help build a prayer and study center in Migdal Arbel, Israel.

Meanwhile in another Carnegie Hall appearance, Christian music veteran Michael W. Smith performed for a capacity crowd of 2,800 Jan. 27. Part of an extended New York City weekend fan experience, the concert featured a guest choir comprising 300 members and fans from more than 30 states and six countries who joined Smith on stage for several songs, including "Above All," "Total Praise" and "Agnus Dei."

Click here for more information on Honoring Israel at Carnegie Hall.

 
Read the Vacation Bible School 2014 guide

In this current issue:

Long’s Christian announces closing of Greater Orlando store

News image

Store owner Rodger Long recently announced the forthcoming closing of...

READ MORE

Study: Bulk of retail purchases happen in-store

News image

Most U.S. retail sales—a whopping 92%—still happen offline, according to...

READ MORE

July retail sales show consumers remain cautious in spending

News image

U.S. retail and food-services sales for July totaled $439.8 billion,...

READ MORE

The Byrds’ classic tune recut for ‘The Song’ movie soundtrack

News image

The biblical text that inspired The Byrds’ No. 1 hit...

READ MORE

LifeWay considers selling Nashville property

News image

LifeWay Christian Resources is considering selling all or part of...

READ MORE

Lecrae, Hillsong United among top GMA Dove Awards nominees

News image

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominees for the...

READ MORE

Gospel Light names new CEO

News image

Gospel Light’s board of directors has named Dave Thornton as...

READ MORE

‘God’s Not Dead’ tops home-video sales charts

News image

Pure Flix film God’s Not Dead debuts at No. 1...

READ MORE

Christian retail groups aim to drive traffic with magazine program

News image

Covenant Group, Mardel Christian & Education and The Parable Group...

READ MORE

Fiction writers’ group partners with Family Christian Stores

News image

American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) is partnering with Family Christian...

READ MORE

Sales of Stormie Omartian Spanish books soar

News image

Stormie Omartian’s Spanish-language books continue to soar to the top...

READ MORE

Amazon pledges to continue fight for ‘reasonable e-book prices’

News image

Amazon tells its side of the story in its ongoing...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a