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Kavanaugh Announces Programs, Column Debut

Sep 30, 2004

One of Grace College’s newest faculty members, Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh, who is also director of the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship and MasterWorks festival, is featured in yesterday’s Warsaw (IN) Times-Union newspaper. The first several paragraphs are reproduced here. To read the entire article, click here. Kavanaugh is in Washington, DC today, participating in a prayer event at the White House as an speaker at the President’s Prayer Breakfast. The MasterWorks program was featured recently in WORLD magazine (see entry in this blog’s archives, Monday, August 2, 2004).

MasterWorks Festival Director Talks About Concerts;

To Write Column For Times-Union

BY TERESA SMITH, Times-Union Staff Writer

WINONA LAKE – The Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship presents the Second Sunday Series, a series of concerts “in the spirit of the MasterWorks Festival,” said Executive Director Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh.

Opening night is set for Oct. 10 in Rodeheaver Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Kavanaugh and his family moved to Kosciusko County this summer from northern Virginia. With him came the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship and the annual MasterWorks Festival, which offers intensive fine arts training to young Christian musicians, singers and actors.

For the last three summers, for four weeks each summer, the MasterWorks Festival has brought together hundreds of the world’s finest classical musicians to the Grace College campus. With a huge orchestra of 110 players, the Rodeheaver Auditorium resounds with concert after concert – all free and open to the public.

“We think it’s very important the performances are free,” Kavanaugh said. “Few families can afford the high prices of typical orchestra concerts anymore. We love to see entire families at our productions.” . . .