Ticket sales for this event ended Sun, Nov 11, 2012
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Tajci’s Born of Love Concert is a musical presentation about Love, Forgiveness and the Gift of Life! Brian K. Kravec Columnist/CatholicMom.com writes: “Tajci has made an indelible impression on the hearts of thousands around the world from the smallest rural parish to the largest metropolitan arena. Tajci is a vessel of joy, hope, love and faith who pours out her gifts to uplift and anoint your entire family.” At the age of 19, Croatian born Catholic TATIANA or fondly called, Tajci (TY-chee) became a teenage superstar in Central Europe when she electrified an international TV audience, estimated at over a billion people, in the Eurovision Song Contest. As thousands of people of all ages jammed Tajci’s concerts, her records achieved Platinum and Diamond sales. There was a Tajci doll, newborns were named after her, and the European magazines and tabloids filled their pages with Tajci stories and photos. Her life became a blur of concerts, video shoots, personal appearances and commercial tie-ins— an unending crush of photographers, adoring fans, and bodyguards. Ironically the “dream come true” also brought feelings of isolation, loneliness and emptiness. By 1991, war had come to Croatia. The young artist sang at giant concerts for peace, entertained wounded soldiers in hospitals and visited those on the front lines. Tatiana joined thousands of young people flocking to the churches, now that the atheist regime had fallen. Then, according to CMN Magazine, “Shocking her country and peers, Tatiana left it all— stardom, glamor, fame, friends and family to come to the United States, alone and unknown, at age 21.” Leaving it all behind, Tajci had experienced a nation of young people looking to her for answers, but she had none. She had come to America to be free of her celebrity, and to find herself. For a while, she fled her image and changed her name. While living in New York, she studied musical theater, learned to speak English fluently and started to land jobs in theatre as well as music: performing in events at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and United Nations. Through her growing faith and in the freedom it brought her, Tajci found the inspiration to compose music and sing about her new experiences. Finding love while staying at a retreat house run by the Carmelite Sisters in Los Angeles, Tajci found her future husband, Matthew Cameron, who encouraged her to tell the story of her own quest for spiritual healing. Her performances were so compelling and cathartic that many in the audience wept openly. Those who heard her began to spread the word of what they had experienced. Soon requests for appearances were coming in from all over the country. The young newly-weds set out in a donated mini-van. Over the next half-dozen years they would cross and re-cross the country a dozen times— playing concerts in hundreds of churches, writing and producing albums, and giving birth to three children— Dante, Evan and Blais. Today, the list of churches requesting Tajci’s appearances has stretched to nearly a thousand. Because Tajci sings in nine languages, new requests are coming in from around the world—including the Philippines, Latin America, Africa and Europe. Tajci has released three live concert TV Specials on DVD— “I Thirst” her emotional portrayal of the Passion in April, 2004 in Los Angeles, and a Christmas concert performed in Chicago in December of 2006 and “Let It Be” filmed for broadcast on EWTN and CatholicTV. Her popularity in America is also spreading beyond churches. To name a few: XM Satellite Radio’s ‘Hear’ eclectic music station drew an enthusiastic response, she has written a full-length musical “My Perfectly Beautiful Life” (which was presented by Cincinnati Playwright Initiative at Jarson Kaplan Theatre at Cincinnati’s “Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts”), Tajci’s performance with Dr. Stanley Yerlow (Regis Philbin’s long-time conductor, and touring act) in a big-band-style show that features 40s standards and in 2011, Yamaha Entertainment Group and a Grammy Award Winning producer Bryan Lennox produced Tajci’s hit pop ballad “Dvije zvjezdice” as a gift to Tajci’s early fans. Whether in large arenas or in intimate settings, Tatiana brings to her performances the knowledge that we are not alone. She has found her answers— in her FAITH, in her FAMILY and in her MUSIC. And she’s comfortable once again being known as Tajci!