Resurrection Catholic School music teacher Joshua Vyskocil leads the student choir, the Singing Saints, at Rock the Church in 2017. The fourth annual Rock The Church features local artist Liz Fulmer, ensembles from St. Anthony of Padua and San Juan Bautista churches and reception following. Cody McSherry plays the piano.
Rock the Church Lights Up Christmas features local musician Liz Fulmer, the ensembles from St. Anthony of Padua and San Juan Bautista churches, and the student choir, the Singing Saints. It is the fourth iteration of the event featuring music groups from city churches. Fulmer, Grandview United Methodist Church worship and pastoral assistant, grew up Catholic and her love of music came early. She’s released three CDs: Tall Tales; Heaven Knows, an album of original, faith-based music; and Ellipsis, a folk-pop production arranged by her trio. The St. Anthony group plays a wide spectrum of music from chants to up-tempo, contemporary Gospel music. San Juan Bautista musicians blend English and Spanish hymns and contemporary Christian pieces. Rock the Church was named in 2015, its inaugural year, when the school’s theme was “Resurrection Rocks.” It is free though donations may be offered. These sponsors make this event possible: Knights of Columbus Council 867, One2One Computer Services, Certified Carpet, Go ‘N Bananas, Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory.