On Friday, Jan. 18, Union College will host a free concert by Christian singer/songwriter Sara Groves. Groves also performed at Union College in 2002. The concert will be held at College View Church, located at the corner of 48th and Prescott, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
"Hearing Sara Groves changed my entire outlook on Christian music," Scott Cushman, an alumnus who attended her 2002 concert at the college. "Relaxed, thoughtful and soulful, I went home feeling closer to God and telling everyone I know to listen to Grove's album."
In 1998 Groves transitioned from teaching at a high school in Minnesota to full-time musician. That year also Groves released her first album, Past the Wishing.
Since then, she's put out five more albums, been nominated for three Dove Awards, and CCM Magazine named her Christian music artist of the year and gave its "Album of the Year" award to her 2005 release Add to the Beauty.
Groves puts a lot of herself into her music. She brings sincere, candidly truthful lyrics to her low-key, acoustic music. In addition to recording, Groves gives over 120 performances each year.
Seating is free but limited. College View Church will seat 1,700 on a first come, first serve basis.