On Friday, 9 December 2022, Fieldstead welcomed back Melanie Penn for her fifth annual Christmas concert.
MELANIE PENN is a songwriter at the crossroads of faith and culture. After studying classical voice, she moved to New York City and pursued musical theatre where she enjoyed several years as a mainstay in the theatre scene, most notably playing Sandy on tBroadway national tour of Grease! starring Frankie Avalon.
Penn then started a collaboration with Nashville producer Ben Shive. Their first
album together was called Wake Up Love (2010), and was met with unexpected
critical acclaim. Five more albums followed in continued collaboration with Shive:
Hope Tonight (2015); Immanuel (2017); Immanuel: The Folk Sessions (2019) and
More Alive Vol. I and Vol. 2 (2020/2022).
The Immanuel project, Melanie’s songwriting journey through the Christmas
story, was called a songwriting tour de force by Christian and mainstream press.
It reached No. 1 on Amazon’s Christian, Worship and Holiday Download charts.
Melanie is also a worship leader and served at Redeemer Presbyterian Church
under the leadership of author and theologian Tim Keller. She has been called “a
New York songwriter in the age of skepticism.”
Currently Mel is based in Nashville.
You can find Immanuel and Immanuel: The Folk Sessions wherever you
listen to music.
The 2022 Immanuel shows are
supported by these musicians:
Jesse Isley, guitar
Ross Martin, guitar
Chris Bonner, upright bass
Jacob Tilton and Tim Nicholson, keys
Stephen Humphries, hammered dulcimer
To bring Melanie to perform at your church or community
event please contact email@example.com