Trio performing at AndrewsPublished 12:28am Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The sisters of BarlowGirl, a rising contemporary Christian band that combines the beauty of songs and ballads with emotionally weighty wordplay, will take to the Howard Performing Arts Center stage at Andrews University on Saturday, Jan. 29 as part of “Howard Center Presents…” for the 2010-11 season.
Since first forming in 2002, Rebecca, Alyssa and Lauren Barlow of BarlowGirl have always represented an interesting dichotomy: tender-hearted, beautiful young women who aren’t afraid to take an aggressive, almost warrior-like stance when it comes to spreading the gospel and serving God. Their self-titled 2004 debut album introduced listeners to their intimate lyrics and bold challenges. In their words, “Success is not hit records or No. 1 songs. Success is obeying God.”
The siblings have written and recorded such landmark hits as “Never Alone,” which became Radio & Record’s Christian Song of the Year in 2004, and have been nominated for 10 Dove Awards. Another crowd-favorite, “I Need You to Love Me,” topped the charts for 13 weeks in 2005, making it the longest No. 1 single in Christian Radio Weekly Chart history.
The trio’s achievements and rock-style music have earned them best-selling Christian artist status. Their newest CD, “Love & War,” features guitar and piano-filled “battle songs about standing up for what we believe in and knowing what God is calling us to do,” said Lauren, “and then there are a lot of songs on this album about love.” Currently, the girls are on tour performing several songs from the new album. Just six years into their musical ministry, they claim to be “as passionate as ever” about sharing their beliefs with others.
Tickets for BarlowGirl can be purchased by calling the Howard Performing Arts Center box office at (269) 471-3560 or (888) 467-6442. Reserved seating tickets are $20, faculty and staff are $15 and Andrews University student tickets are $10. Special rates apply for groups and Flex Series tickets. Learn more by visiting www.howard.andrews.edu.
The Howard Performing Arts Center is a premier 850-seat concert hall on the campus of Andrews University. Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist church, located one-half mile east of the U.S. Highway 31 bypass in Berrien Springs.