PLAINFIELD – Imagine for a moment that, at the age of 19, you became the No. 1 pop musician in your country with people of all ages going to your concerts, listening to your records, achieving platinum and diamond sales, newborns being named after you and magazines and tabloids filling their pages with stories and photos of you.
That was the life of Tatjana Matejaš of Croatia, known as Tajci (TY-chee) to her adoring fans, before she came to America.
Shocking her country and peers, Tajci left her pop stardom, glamour, fame, friends and family to come to the United States, alone and unknown, at age 21.
She came to America to be free of her celebrity and to find herself.
For a while, she fled her image and changed her name. While living in New York, she did menial jobs, studied musical theater and learned to speak English fluently. In her newfound anonymity, Tajci found her answers.
Today, Tajci is once again a world renown musician, a Christian singer/songwriter who performs throughout the United States and Europe filling stadiums, concert halls and churches as she sings about her faith and her faith journey.
At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Tajci will perform “Let It Be – Mary’s Story” at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Illinois 59, Plainfield.
The concert event will be free for all those who attend. A goodwill donation basket will be passed to support Tajci and her mission.
In addition, CDs will be available for sale and Tajci will be on hand for photos and signatures after the show.
For information on this event, contact St. Mary Immaculate Parish at 815-436-2651 or visit www.smip.org.