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Gospel artist David Meece to perform in Perham

Singer/songwriter David Meece will perform in Perham this Saturday. Submitted photo

Northwoods Assembly in Perham will kick off Christmas in style with a performance by gospel recording artist David Meece this Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are not needed; seating is on a first come basis. Free will offerings will be accepted.

Much of Meece's musical success can be credited to his widespread appeal. His fans range from pre-teens to retirees, with musical tastes that vary from classical to pop.

Meece's ability to connect with a broad public is rooted in his childhood: growing up in the small town of Humble, Texas, he distinguished himself as a child prodigy and began touring as a concert pianist at the age of 10. He won a nationwide talent show at the age of 15 and was a featured soloist with the Houston Symphony by 16.

Meece received a full scholarship to study at the famous Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Md. It was there that he fully surrendered his life to Christ. He found his goals changing from his intended career as a classical pianist as he began to pen and sing songs of his relationship with the Lord.

More than 30 of Meece's compositions have reached the top of the charts, some titles sharing the No. 1 place simultaneously in more than one genre. Favorites such as his signature song, "We Are the Reason" have been recorded by more than 200 other artists and sung in several languages.

His songs caught on internationally and so did his travels as he became a favorite in Australia, Canada, throughout Asia, Europe and South Africa. He was called upon to guest in Billy Graham Crusades, among other outreaches and television broadcasts. He has participated in festivals that introduced Contemporary Christian Music to the masses.

Many fans remember Meece's packed stadium concerts with his band, but he has truly enjoyed the opportunity to endear himself with just a piano to the smaller congregations tucked away here and there.

For more information, call Northwoods Assembly at 346-5433 or visit