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This year's banquet promises to be a night of incredible music, fellowship, and thanksgiving with a special performance by renowned guitarist Phil Keaggy.
We invite you to come and experience the music of Phil Keaggy and show your support for Christian Liberty for its forty-five years of Christian education.
Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
Time: Banquet begins at 5:30
Concert begins at 8:00
Location: Christian Liberty Academy, 502 West Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Where to Purchase Tickets:
Is the evening a Banquet or a Concert?
It is both. For those who are only interested in experiencing only the Phil Keaggy concert, general admission tickets are available starting at $12. For an extra special evening, we invite you to attend the Liberty Banquet and concert which includes dinner and the performance of Phil Keaggy, all from the main floor. Dinner and concert tickets start at $35.
Will a full dinner be provided to guests?
Yes, to those purchasing the dinner and concert tickets.
What is the difference between the standard and premium dinner tickets?
The standard dinner ticket, which is priced at $35, gives you seating at a table on the main floor for dinner and the performance. The standard dinner tables are located toward the back two-thirds of the venue. The premium dinner ticket, priced at $50, ensures that you are seated at one of the tables closest to the stage where Phil Keaggy is performing.
Will this year’s event have a live/silent auction?
Yes. Christian Liberty has received generous and exciting donations from local and national businesses, celebrities, professional sports teams, and faithful families. These items will be displayed and available as part of our silent auction.
What is the purpose of the evening?
First and foremost, the purpose of the Liberty Banquet is to give honor to God and to fellowship in a spirit of praise and thanksgiving. The secondary purpose of this evening is to support Christian Liberty in its efforts to provide a Godly education to children in the Chicagoland area and around the world.
Are there discounts for bringing more guests?
Absolutely. By reserving an entire table you can receive 10 tickets for the price of 9. That's $35 off a standard table and $50 off a premium table.
What time should I arrive?
For guests enjoying the dinner and concert, the banquet opens at 5:30, and dinner will be served at 6:30. For guest wanting to attend strictly the concert portion of the evening, the general admission doors will open at 7:30, and the performance will begin at 8:00.
Who should I consider inviting?
This is a great opportunity for friends and family to support Christian Liberty. Consider inviting people from outside the school (co-workers, neighbors etc) who would be open to supporting Christian Liberty and enjoying the music of Phil Keaggy. Phil Keaggy is considered to be one of the most skilled and accomplished guitarists in the world. Any fan of guitar music or music in general will love the opportunity to see him perform.
What if people I invite can’t attend but would like to send a donation?
In this case, their generosity is very much appreciated. Please ask them to donate online. They may also send a check directly to Christian Liberty (payable to Christian Liberty Academy) with a note of explanation. The address for CLA is 502 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004.
What if I have questions?
About Phil Keaggy
Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today. He has been named one of the "25 Most Underrated Guitarists" by Rolling Stone Magazine alongside Prince, The Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. Phil has been nominated for a Grammy Award and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2007. For three years in a row Phil was voted one of the top fingerstyle guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers. Phil's solo career has spanned more than 30 years, and has included over 50 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, as well as 8 releases with his band, Glass Harp.
Born on March 23, 1951 in Youngstown, OH, the ninth of ten children, Phil grew up in a home filled with music. On Phil's 10th birthday, his brother, Dave returned home with a Sears Silvertone guitar. That's when the magic began.
Phil spent most of his younger days involved in music, and at the young age of 13, he joined his very first band, the Keytones. He later went on to join such local groups as The Vertices, The Squires, and the Volume Four, who later changed their name to New Hudson Exit.
But it wasn't until 1970, when Phil's band Glass Harp (with childhood friend John Sferra on drums, and Dan Pecchio on bass) recorded their self-titled first album that people really began to take notice of this incredibly gifted guitar player. Glass Harp gained more popularity in the Ohio area, opening for such bands as the Kinks and Yes, and even performing at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. Over the next few years, they recorded two more albums entitled "Synergy" and "It Makes Me Glad". By 1972, Phil saw his life going in a different direction, and made the tough decision to leave Glass Harp and pursue a solo career. His first solo album, "What A Day", was recorded in just a week's time during January 1973. He married his sweetheart Bernadette that summer, and the following year, they moved to Upstate New York and joined a Church community called Love Inn.
During his years there, Phil took a break from recording his own music. It wasn't until three years later in 1976 that Phil would record his second solo album, "Love Broke Thru", which was soon followed by a string of albums, including the acclaimed instrumental album, "The Master And The Musician". Phil won his very first Dove award in 1988 for his instrumental album “The Wind and the Wheat. Phil's second Dove Award came in 1992 for his Celtic-influenced, "Beyond Nature". Each year from 1998 to 2001, Phil has dominated the "Instrumental Record" category at the Doves, winning for "Invention", "Acoustic Sketches", "Majesty and Wonder", and most recently "Lights of Madrid".
Today, Phil Keaggy continues to be one of the most sought after studio guitarists and sells out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions.