Archive for January, 2011
Our church family and community is invited to see Scott Michael Bennett in Concert on February 12th beginning at 5:30 PM at the Akron First Seventh-day Adventist church. The concert is free but a love offering will be collected & CD’s will be for sale. A reception will follow the concert.
About Scott Michael Bennett
Scott Michael Bennett is an inspirational young singer whose sincere goal is to dramatically inspire people of all ages to reach for a higher life with God as its center and other people as its focus. He began to sing at the age of 15 and then worked hard to earn his Associates Degree in the Liberal Arts with Music Emphasis at the age of 18. He graduated a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with high honors. He learned his father’s trade in Information Technology Network Support and worked for nearly 7 years in this field. He was a member of the acclaimed and Grammy Award winning Phoenix Symphony Chorus and Arizona State University’s debut of its Men’s Chorus. While a member of ASU’s Men’s Chorus, he was an officer with responsibilities that included advertising and recruiting.
In 2001 he won the National Young Artists’ Competition in the Vocal Performance category singing two Shakespearean songs with full orchestral accompaniment. In 2002, at the age of 19, Scott recorded and released his debut album “O Glorious Love”, recorded at Gaither Studios. This album contains fresh reinventions of some familiar hymns as well as some lesser known songs and is a favorite among Scott’s fans. His second album, “Come As You Are” is a deeper creation that many listeners describe as “moving” and “inspirational.” Many have shared that they would listen to this album and find themselves moved to tears as they envisioned the messages conveyed in his songs.
Though Christian styled music has been his focus, Scott has a powerful voice and shares a love and special ability to sing inspirational country music, classical opera, and lighter styles; and though his style is very personal and unique, he has been described as “Christian Music’s Josh Groban” with a “Michael Buble” sound and “Celine Dion’s passion.”