Paul Pitts will appear in concert in Jasper at the United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 17, at 10 a.m.
An outstanding tenor, Paul has done over 5,500 performances on seven continents to over five billion people by television, radio and personal appears.
Paul Pitts has shared the stage with motivational speakers such as Zig Ziglar and John Maxwell. He has appeared on “Focus on the Family” with James Dobson, and “In Touch” with Charles Stanley, in addition to the Indianapolis Crusade with Billy Graham. He has performed at the Crystal Cathedral, Alamo Dome, T.D. Waterhouse Arena, Cypress Gardens and Opryland USA. Dr. Pitts plans to fulfill a request to sing at the Vatican as well.
Paul uses his voice to comfort those who are ill, those who have lost loved ones, those who have bitterness in their life, and those who are hurting. Dr. Pitts sings with a compassion for people. The St. Petersburg Times quoted Paul as saying, “If I can touch someone’s heart with the love of God I will have lived out my purpose for living.”
Paul has been named one of the “Outstanding Young Men of America” and has received an honorary doctorate from Coral Ridge University.
Paul was the soloist for the “Concert of Peace” in Belfast, Ireland, uniting North and South Ireland, held at the Waterfront Arena. He has sung for the President of the United States, the Queen of England, and members of the Royal Family. He was the soloist for the 60th Anniversary television special celebrating Israel’s 60 years of Statehood.
“He has appeared on the big screen in “When the Bell Tolls,” with Ben Kingsley (two time academy award winner) and talk show host Montel Williams.
Paul has sung Don Jose in Carmen, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Manrico in Il Trovatore, Lt. Pikerton in Madama Butterfly, Florestan in Fidelio, Canio in Pagliacci, Cavaradossi in Tosca, MacDutt in MacBeth, the Beethoven Ninth, Handel’s Messiah, Verdi Requiem, and has performed the title role of Otello, in New York, with raving review.
Recently Nino Pantano, a critic reviewing a performance of Pagliacci in New York, which Paul sang the role of Canio, expressed, “Mr. Pitts has one of the most beautiful voices in existence today with impeccable diction and admirable declamatory skills. In short, he is the Canio of our time.”