An Evening with Noel & Tricia Richards
St John's Church, Crossley Road, Ravenhead, St Helens, WA10 3ND
7:00pm, Saturday 16 April 2016
Tickets £4 each
There will be a good number of tickets available on the door.
You can make a reservation before 4pm by ringing 07481 239135 (after 4pm, we will be preparing for the event and may not be able to take your call, sorry). Please keep checking our website - we will update with the latest ticket availablity throughout the day.
An evening of acoustic music, worship and conversation with singers, songwriters and worship leaders Noel and Tricia Richards. Following a sell-out concert at St John's in 2014, Noel & Tricia return with their voices, acoustic guitars, new songs and a new album - 'Wonderful' - released at the end of 2015.
About Noel & Tricia Richards
Noel & Tricia Richards have been writing and performing together since 1975, when they first met in Plymouth, England. Over many years, their songs have found a worldwide audience, mainly through Noel performing with his band in more than 30 countries. Noel has played in a diverse range of venues from Churches, theatres and bars to headlining at Wembley Stadium and playing for BBC Songs of Praise at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
Since the mid 1980s, Noel & Tricia Richards have been known as writers of contemporary Christian hymns and songs, which have found their way into regular use in Churches throughout the UK and beyond. Perhaps their best known compositions are 'All Heaven Declares', 'By Your Side', 'You Laid Aside Your Majesty' and 'To Be In Your Presence'. They currently have 17 songs that feature in the UK CCLI's listings of the top 500 most used worship songs.
In 2010, they relocated to Palma de Mallorca, Spain and so began a new season of life
and a fresh direction for their music and songwriting. After more than 30 years of writing together and Noel recording solo projects, Autumn 2013 saw the release of the first 6 track CD from Noel & Tricia Richards - 'Favourite Place'. The songs on the CD are about life, love and friendship - the things that matter most to them. In November 2015 they released their follow-up CD - 'Wonderful' and are now touring as an acoustic duo presenting their show, 'An Evening with Noel & Tricia Richards'.
A Review of Noel & Tricia's 'Favourite Place' album...
'The more I listen to this six-song EP, the more I become confident they'll find an audience for their music in bars and folk clubs and anywhere where people want musical warmth rather than showbiz flash. "Beautiful Love" elegantly expresses the comfort and assurance of being loved while the title track with some very effective and unexpected falsetto singing from Noel. But the best song of all on this six-song set is the haunting "Moment" which came about after the birth of their granddaughter with a serious heart defect. Spending time with their new-born grandchild the couple came to realise that our modern world can so often immerse us in things of little value and that we need to spend as much time as we can finding joy in the truly important things. A gem of a song, sensitively sung'.
Tony Cummings, CrossRhythms Magazine
Why are we charging for tickets this time?
In 2014, we were pleased to be able to offer free tickets. Owing to the current financial situation at the Church, this time, we must make a small charge. If you are unable to pay for tickets, please let us know (in confidence), as a number of free tickets have been reserved for such occurances.