Mandan News

Powerful tale to be told at concert


Tajci, who is scheduled to perform at St. Joseph's Church on Sunday, Dec. 19. Submitted photo


Singer-songwriter Tajci will perform the musical concert, “Emmanuel – The Story of Christmas,” at St. Joseph Church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19.

The concert will feature Tajci on keyboards, backed by electronic instrumentalist Denny Bouchard and Larissa Fedoryka.

Since 2000, Tajci has shared her programs in over 600 concerts, building a nationwide following for the artist who, as a teenager, was a pop music superstar in Communist Central Europe. Known then as Tajci, she abandoned her fame at age 21 and fled to the United States, where she eventually began performing in churches across America.

“People are hungry to be fed spiritually, and this is a great way to do it, through this woman’s music,” says Reverend John Skehan, of St. Christopher’s Church in York, Maine, where Tajci recently performed.

At the concert, Tajci will take her audience on a musical journey that conjures images that vary from a gothic cathedral for a Gregorian chant, to a trip to the local mall, where a young woman searches for the true spirit of Christmas. She will also describe, in song and story, her youth living in communist Yugoslavia.

St. Joseph’s is located at 108 Third St. N.E. The public is invited to attend the concert.

For more information, call the church at 663-9562.

-Brian L. Gray