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OKC First Baptist to present two special musical events on March 17 Events feature Ragan Courtney directing his musical “Celebrate Life!” and a concert by Grammy award-winning vocalist Cynthia Clawson

Oklahoman Modified: March 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm •  Published: March 5, 2013

First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City (FBCOKC) welcomes lyricist Ragan Courtney and his wife, Grammy award-winning singer Cynthia Clawson, in two special performances at the church on Sunday, March 17.

Courtney will direct a new, updated performance of his famed musical, “Celebrate Life!” on Sunday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m. in the FBCOKC sanctuary. FBCOKC music ministers Bruce and Kim Greer will perform with Courtney and Clawson, along with other vocalists and a dramatic troupe.

First performed in 1972, this classic musical, which Courtney wrote along with lyricist Buryl Red, stands as one of the most popular Christian musicals of all time, having sold more than 1 million copies—more than any other church musical in history. One piece, "In Remembrance," has become the most popular song of the musical and now appears in several hymnals.

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