Music Ministries of Talladega will present its second annual Afternoon of Praise at the Ritz Theater on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Red Door Kitchen and Samaritan House. Tickets are $10 each and a bag of non-perishable food items.
“For the second consecutive year, more than 120 singers and musicians from multiple denominations throughout north central Alabama are uniting to present performances of contemporary praise music to raise funds for two important charitable organizations in Historic Talladega,” according to a press release announcing the event. “The concerts will include performances of contemporary praise music inspired by the message and mission of Billy Graham and created by Christian artists such as Kari Jobe, Michael W. Smith, Nichole Nordeman, Amy Grant, TobyMac, Israel Houghton, Matthew West and others.”
This year’s event will also feature the return of Christian music composer, arranger and orchestrator Richard Kingsmore, who will be work-shopping with and leading the orchestra and choirs.
Kingsmore called last year’s event “an incredible weekend of worship.” He is noted for arranging various Christian favorites, including Chris Tomlin’s “Our God.” He recently released a solo piano book and CD, “This Beautiful Place,” under his own name. He has been sharing his music around the world for much of the past year, the release says.
Samaritan House provides non-perishable food, clothing and other items to those in need. Red Door Kitchen provides more than 3,500 meals per month to people who are homebound or otherwise unable to obtain proper nutrition, according to the release.
Tickets for the Afternoon of Praise are available through the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce, First National Bank of Talladega, First United Methodist Church of Talladega or by calling the Ritz at 256-315-0000.
Ticket sales are donated directly to the Red Door Kitchen, and food donations go directly to Samaritan House.