At 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, Sandi Patty, one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time, takes the stage at the McPherson Opera House. With five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and 11 million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as “The Voice.”
Patty was introduced to the world with her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Virtually overnight she became one of the country’s best- loved performers. Her version of the national anthem has become synonymous with patriotic celebration, including performances at “A Capitol Fourth” with the National Symphony, the Indianapolis 500, the Dedication of Camp David Chapel, and ABC’s Fourth of July Special.
Patty is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards. She was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007. She has released over 30 albums, including her latest album “Everlasting” that features notable hymns and songs of worship in an intimate and acoustic setting. Her debut, full length symphonic pops album “Broadway Stories”, conducted by Maestro Jack Everly, was released on October 18, 2011 to rave reviews.
While her 30-year career is heavily rooted in the gospel music industry, Patty has had the opportunity in more recent years to extend her career outside the genre. Sandi has performed with symphonies across the country, including the New York Pops, Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Dallas Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, and Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She also headlined the title role in sold out performances of the musical “Hello, Dolly!” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, co-starring Tony Award winner Gary Beach in January 2012.
“I am grateful for the many opportunities for God has given in my life and for how He has allowed me to spread my wings,” Patty said. “Singing is my way to tell my story of hope, life, and love.”
Tickets range from $30-$70 and can be purchased at mcphersonoperahouse.org, by calling 620-241-1952, or visiting the box office at 219 S. Main Street.