Resurrection Catholic School is pleased to announce that The Wheatland Chorale under the artistic direction of Eric Riley will join Rock The Church this year. The Wheatland Chorale has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for artistic excellence.
This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, April 21, 7 p.m., at St. Anthony’s. Also available this year is a light meal in the school cafeteria, adjacent to the church, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at $5 per person.
Rock The Church III features the Resurrection school choir, The Singing Saints, and guest choirs and ensembles from St. Mary, St. Joseph, St. Anthony and San Juan Bautista churches.
In all, more than 100 men, women and children sing pieces that reflect the diversity of the parishes, the styles of the groups and the scope of their talents. They include bilingual musicians who play guitars and congas, traditional church choirs singing a cappella and contemporary ensembles with a modern sound. Directors of music are Robert Grabowski of St. Anthony of Padua, Dorothea Parrish of St. Joseph Church, Stephanie Sands of Historic St. Mary, Anthony Wiker of San Juan Bautista and Joshua Vyskocil of Resurrection Catholic School.
Rock The Church was named in 2015, its inaugural year, when the school’s theme was “Resurrection Rocks.” Rock the Church is free though donations may be offered.
The event is sponsored by Tomlinson Bomberger Lawn Care, Landscape & Pest Control, Custom Prescriptions of Lancaster, Donegal Insurance Group, Knights of Columbus 867, One2One Computer Services, Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Dottie Horst-Realty Settlement Services, Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat PC, Don Spica-RE/MAX, Crooked Oak Dental Associated.