A community-wide concert by Christian recording artist Daniel Kirkley will highlight Tabor College Campus Visit Days for prospective students, to be Nov. 9 and 10, at the main campus in Hillsboro.


A community-wide concert by Christian recording artist Daniel Kirkley will highlight Tabor College Campus Visit Days for prospective students, to be Nov. 9 and 10, at the main campus in Hillsboro.

Kirkley will perform his debut single, “My New Dawn,” and songs from his new CD, “As Tomorrow Comes,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Tabor College Chapel.

Tickets are $5, at the door.

“Inviting a well-known Christian artist to our community not only serves the campus but also the Hillsboro and Marion County area,” said Linda Cantwell, vice president of Enrollment Management and Marketing.

“We encourage our community friends to join us.”

Enrollment this fall (612 students) is the largest in the 100-year history of the college. The new freshmen class (141 students) is the largest since 1988.

According to Kirkley’s Web site, the Nashville, Tenn.-based Kirkley has become one of Christian music’s most talked about new artists. But during his early college days, the Lancaster, S.C., native couldn’t have imagined that life would take such a turn.

A good student, who grew up in a solid Christian family, he’d always loved music but didn’t really see it as a career. Kirkley’s vocal style incorporates elements of his classical training, fused with vibrant pop sensibilities, and the blend results in a unique sound, unlike anything on the contemporary Christian music landscape.

Reservations are still being taken for Campus Visit Days. To register online, go to www.tabor.edu and click “Schedule a Visit.”