Missio Dei Community and United Presbyterian Church invite you to join us for an intimate acoustic Christmas concert with Michael and Lisa Gungor. It will be an evening with a mix of non-holiday Gungor originals, holiday classics, and holiday originals creating a unique and meaningful experience.
Local artist, Kathleen Murray, will play a short set to open the concert.
All proceeds from the evening will benefit Digital NEST as a holiday gift from the faith community in Santa Cruz County.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available which include a post concert reception, beer tasting hosted by Beer Church Watsonville, mix/mingle and Q&A time with Gungor next door at the Digital NEST building.
About Digital NEST
Digital NEST is a non-profit, high-tech training and collaboration space for young people. Digital NEST provides youth and young
adults ages 12-24 with free access to computers, software, Wi-Fi, and a full range of state-of-the-art digital tools and classes. Through training, collaboration, and professional mentorship, young people master the technological skills they need to pursue higher education, launch careers, and join businesses in our community.igital NEST (Nurturing Entrepreneurial Skills with Technology) is rooted in the socio-economic struggle of a small California coastal town surrounded by a large agricultural region.
About Kathleen Murray
Kathleen Murray has been writing songs for over a decade. Her approach has evolved but remains true to its roots, as a form of process. Inspired by the farmland and forest surrounding Watsonville, California her debut album Woodland Voices (2014) presents themes of spiritual unrest and learning how it’s not always bold to be alone.
Michael and Lisa Gungor are curators of the Grammy-nominated musical collective simply known as Gungor. The duo uses their skills as accomplished song writers and multi-instrumentalists to tell honest and forthright stories – some personal and some allegorical. Together they’ve tapped their considerable musical reserves to blur genres and break expectations creating a unique magnetic expression.
Gungor just completed their most ambitious endeavor to date called One Wild Life, which is comprised of three full-length albums – Soul, Spirit, and Body. On August 7, 2015, they kicked off the album trilogy with One Wild Life: Soul, which debuted as the #15 album on the iTunes Alternative chart. It was followed up with One Wild Life: Spirit on March 25, 2016. The final piece of the album trilogy concluded with One Wild Life: Body, which released on September 30, 2016. While each record carries with it its own distinct vibe, the album series presents a body of work that celebrates the adventure and challenges faced by Michael and Lisa Gungor since the release of their album I Am Mountain in 2013.