The following is a press release:
The award-winning pianist and composer Paul Cardall has announced that he will perform a free concert in support of Nashville’s much-beloved street paper The Contributor. Cardall has invited those who sell the paper, along with their families, and the event is also open to the public. It will be held at the Downtown Presbyterian Church on Dec. 19 at 7 PM.
Special guests joining Cardall on stage include contemporary Christian artist Matt Hammitt, and Pastor TJ Timms of Immanuel Nashville will do a reading of Luke II.
“I really admire the good work that’s being done at The Contributor,” commented Cardall. “I had a family member who was homeless. I believe that people are struggling and that music helps. Cathy Jennings and her team are phenomenal people. We met earlier this year when I decided to drop off some t-shirts at their main office. Not long after that, I decided I wanted to do something meaningful for the employees and their families, so I decided to host this concert and invite my friends Matt Hammitt and TJ Tims to join me. Matt is somebody who understands what poverty means spiritually and physically. I think it will be a special evening of holiday music during an important time of year.”
Cathy Jennings, the Executive Director of The Contributor commented, “Paul’s music is a gift and we are thrilled to join with him, especially because of the hard years we’ve all been through, to offer this gift of peace and love this holiday season. Overcoming obstacles and joining together as a community is what The Contributor is all about.”