Our thanks to everyone that braved the weather to attend “Sing Christmas”, all the Roser Youth Performing Arts children, the Cantata Choir, the Chamber Orchestra, the Narrators, the Tech Team, Craig and Brandon and everyone else that worked so hard to present this beautiful Cantata!
SUN DEC 17 – at 8:30 and 10:00 AM – Everyone is invited to “Sing Christmas”. Arrive early -OR- come to the first service for the best seats! This musical service will feature the Roser Cantata Choir, Chamber Orchestra and the Roser Youth Performing Arts (RYPA) Choir.
The Roser Sanctuary is beautifully decorated for Christmas, and the light from the stained glass windows plays over the pews, setting the stage for the performance. Mary McDonald’s exuberant, dynamic style blends seamlessly with Joel Raney’s rhythmic and beautifully emotional music to provide a unique Christmas choral experience that is sure to become the highlight of the season.
The cantata includes original music combined with favorite carols, creating a perfect blend of familiar and new. The narration and songs tell the Christmas story: Sing Joy! Sing Noel! Sing Emmanuel! Sing Gloria! Sing Christmas!
Sing Christmas is directed by Mr. Craig Ramberger, Director of Music ministries, and assisted by Associate Director of Music ministries, Mr. Brandon Kouri, accompanying the Chamber Orchestra and Cantata Choir.
There are 35 singers in the production, and 17 children in the RYPA children’s choir, ranging from age 4 to age 13.
The chamber Orchestra consists of the following players:
Mary Deur, Flute
Stan Solomon, Clarinet
Bob Salzman, Oboe
David Preves, Violin
Laura Jensen Jennings, Viola
Marcus Anderson, Cello
Verse Tomac, Upright Bass
Melody Rapier, Harp
Scott Blum, Percussion
Dorothy Blum, Percussion
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR…
Craig Ramberger, resident of Bradenton, FL for the past 7 years, is the current Director of Music Ministries at Roser Church, Anna Maria, FL. He earned a B.S. degree in Music Ed. with an emphasis in voice from Messiah University in Grantham, PA, and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society; and is also a board member with the Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and is a member of the Handbell Musicians of America and the Choristers Guild.
Roser Church is located near the Anna Maria City Pier at 512 Pine Avenue. Bring the family and enjoy the day on beautiful Anna Maria Island. For more information call the church office at 941-778-0414, go to roserchurch.com or find us on Facebook @roserchurch.