Entertainment at RECongress 2019
Religious Education Congress
Friday, March 22 through
Sunday, March 24, 2019
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019
FRIDAY LUNCHTIME ENTERTAINMENT
Friday, March 22, 11:45 am-12:30 pm – Arena
Meredith Augustin & John Angotti
"All Who Enter Here"
Join WLP artists John Angotti and Meredith Augustin in a comforting space where they will welcome you with uplifting and inspiring songs of praise and worship.
Friday, March 22, 11:45 am-12:30 pm – ACC North Hall (upper level)
Lunch always tastes better while listening to great music! Come join WAL in giving thanks and praise to God through song. WAL carries with them an energetic sound that rejoices in the goodness of our Lord. WAL desires everyone’s hearts open to immeasurable lengths emanating awe-inspiring light and love from Christ. For over 15 years, WAL has been serving the Church through God’s gift of song throughout the USA and internationally, and looks forward to seeing you there.
FILM SHOWCASE 2019
Friday, March 22, 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm – Convention 201
The Film Showcase, in partnership with Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Religion and Spirituality, presents excerpts from a number of narrative feature films, shorts and documentaries whose thematic elements are grounded in Catholic social teaching, social justice, ministry, spirituality and theology.
FRIDAY EVENING CONCERT
Friday, March 22, 8:00 - 9:30 pm – Arena
Fr. Rob Galea
A concert of music, story and dance that portrays a return to our roots and to the heart of our merciful God. This concert corresponds to a new recording being released by Fr. Rob Galea.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019
SATURDAY LUNCHTIME ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday, March 23, 11:45 am-12:30 pm – Arena
Sarah Hart & ValLimar Jansen
"Women Make Music"
Yes, they do! Come sing along and join the party as Sarah Hart and ValLimar Jansen host a lunchtime concert celebrating the gifts of women.
Saturday, March 23, 11:45 am-12:30 pm – ACC North Hall (upper level)
John Burland, Andrew Chinn, Michael Mangan, James Wahl
"Kids at Heart"
Come and share lunch and sing at the “kids’ table” with children’s composers John Burland, Michael Mangan, Andrew Chinn and James Wahl. These four have dedicated much of their adult lives composing for, and singing with, children, helping them to learn of their faith and celebrate with all their heart. An afternoon of joyful song, including songs of justice – featuring students from local Catholic elementary schools. For the young .. and the young at heart!
SATURDAY YOUNG ADULT DANCE
Saturday, March 23, 9 pm-12 midnight – Marriott Hotel
Cost: $7 per person
Keep a great Congress Saturday going into the night. Our DJs will be spinning and taking your requests yand have an amazing time. Young adults 18 to 39 are welcome. Picture ID is required for admission. A no-host bar is provided, as well as complimentary water stations. NO outside containers are permitted.
SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT
Saturday, March 23, 8:00 - 9:30 pm – Arena
"I Will Live Until I Die"
Join ValLimar Jansen and some of your favorite RECongress musicians and dancers as they perform "I Will Live Until I Die," a dynamic musical on the life of African-American nun Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA. In the late 1980s and prior to her death in 1990, Sr. Bowman was a renown national and international speaker, including presentations at our Religious Education Congress. The U.S. bishops endorsed the sainthood cause for Sr. Bowman on November 14, 2019, during their fall assembly in Baltimore. Her prophetic life and her work toward an end to racism left a lasting mark on U.S. Catholic life in the late 20th century.
SATURDAY EVENING: SACRED ILLUMINATIONS 2019
Saturday, March 23, 8:30 pm – Convention 213
You are invited to ... Sacred Illuminations: A mystical choreography of light and sound. Incorporating her newest liturgical and fine art photography and reflections, Sr. Rose Marie Tulacz, SND will bring us to encounter in a deeper way, the love and power of the Father’s love, transforming us through the reality of our daily lives.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
SUNDAY LUNCHTIME ENTERTAINMENT
Sunday, March 24, 11:45 am-12:30 pm – Arena
M. Roger Holland II
"Honey from the Rock"
Featuring music from his "Honey from the Rock" collection, composer M. Roger Holland has taken antiphons from the Roman Missal and paired them with psalm verses, creating compositions that have wide use in the liturgy. He explores the wide breadth that is African American music. Come hear to the variety from ballades to spirituals, from gospel-style to up-tempo feel.
Sunday, March 24, 11:45 am-12:30 pm – ACC North Hall (upper level)
Jesse Manibusan & Tom Kendzia
"Just for Fun!"
Let’s get together and sing! Come join Jesse Manibusan and Tom Kendzia as they lead us in a fun concert of some of our favorite music. Upbeat and inspirational – this music event will be the perfect mid-day pick me up! Grab a friend and come join the song!
THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND
PERFORMANCE STAGE in Hall A
Friday through Sunday – Convention Hall A, southeast area
Several of the performing artists at Congress have scheduled time to appear at the Performance Stage in Hall A. The stage showcases 20-minute sets of live music and is located in the southeast area of Exhibit Hall A. Check the posted schedule onsite for changes/additions to appearance times.