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Steven Curtis Chapman tours Canada in May

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman is coming north of the border.

The five-time Grammy winner will bring The Glorious Unfolding tour to Canada in May. The eight-city tour starts on May 6 and includes stops in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta.

Chapman released The Glorious Unfolding last September. It is his 18th album and first studio recording of all-original material in seven years.

“The thread that runs through all of the songs in some way is just this reality that I am coming to a deeper understanding of, and that’s that God really does know the plans He has for us,” Chapman told upon the album’s release.

Chapman is no stranger to the difficult chapters. In 2008, his daughter Maria died from injuries sustained after Chapman’s son accidentally ran her over in the family’s driveway. Chapman dealt with the grieving process related to that experience on his 2009 album, Beauty Will Rise, and told that The Glorious Unfolding is “a bit of a return” to writing songs meant to encourage others, which he sees as one of the goals of his music.

“I feel like that’s always been part of the calling, the gift that God’s given me,” Chapman said. “Scripture talks about it. It’s the gift of encouragement. It’s the gift of teaching. It’s always felt like a bit of a combination of that, for me, but particularly encouragement.”

Chapman’s Canadian tour is presented by Compassion Canada, a Christian child development organization that works through 6,000 churches in 26 countries to serve more than a million children living in poverty. The concerts will also feature music by Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Bremnes as well as Michigan-born Christian singer Geoff Moore, a long-time supporter of Compassion, who will share his experience as a child sponsor.

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Aaron Epp is a Winnipeg-based freelance writer, Musical Routes columnist, and former Senior Correspondent for ChristianWeek.

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