GARDEN GROVE — Showcasing talents that have been undiminished by physical limitations, inspirational musicians Renée Bondi and Tony Melendez will appear together in concert on the Christ Cathedral campus Nov. 14.
The event, scheduled to be presented in the Freed Theatre of the campus Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m., is co-sponsored by Bondi Ministries and the Diocese of Orange. Proceeds will benefit Bondi Ministries.
The evening will mark the fifth annual benefit concert by Bondi, a quadriplegic singer and speaker. Melendez, who was born without arms and plays guitar with his feet, is best known for his appearance in 1987 before Pope John Paul II during the pontiff’s visit to Los Angeles.
The pair will be joined by musician friends and family members, and Bondi will present a pre-concert question-and-answer session.
Bondi was an established Christian singer before suffering an accident at age 29 that left her a quadriplegic. She persevered in her career and has performed for the Women of Joy Conference, the Heritage Keepers Women’s Conference, the Christian Booksellers Associate National Convention and World Youth Days in Toronto and Denver, among others.
Since his appearance before the pope, Melendez has performed throughout the United States and in 40 other countries, on many television shows, at the 1989 World Series and four additional times for Pope John Paul II.
Tickets are priced at $15 and are available online at RenéeBondi.com, by phone at (800) 795-5757 or at the door. Tickets to the pre-concert presentation are $20 and are available only online or through phone orders.
A second concert is scheduled for the evening of Nov. 15 at the Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo.