Dickinson County chorus, IM clergy to have Holy Week service Tuesday

THE DICKINSON COUNTY Community Chorus practices for the annual ecumenical Holy Week Lenten Service set for Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara, Wis. In the back row are Boyd Thomas, Ralph Kramer, Bill Rice, Paul Larson, Bill DeVoe, Denny Scelonge, Pat Spice, Bonnie Anderson, Elena Winters, Kendra Neibarger, Maureen Tercha and Crystal Hogan. Middle row are Lorna March, Stacy Harrison, Kathy Kulas, Bonnie Baciak, Jeremiah Garrigues-Cortelyou, Paul Schultz, Russ Veale, Scott Guffey, Denyce Hansch, Linda Wilcott, Sandra Festian, Sydney Smith, Jan Cummings and Angie Bjorne. In front are Jan Cayemberg, Kaye Miziniak, Kristin Novara, Mark Shemanski, Peggy Gattra, John Calo, Alene Blomquist, Phyllis Lucas, Shirley Schultz, Mari Lynn VanGinkel, Emily DeForge and Joan Pataconi. The director is Gail Vornkahl, with Miriam Edwards on cello.

NIAGARA, Wis. –The annual ecumenical Holy Week Lenten Service, sponsored by the Iron Mountain Area Clergy Association and the Dickinson County Community Chorus, will be Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara.

The program, titled “He Was Wounded,” will open with a musical prelude at 7 p.m., followed by the service at 7:30 p.m.

The Community Chorus, under the direction of associate conductor Gail Vornkahl and accompanied by Jean Panek on piano, will present Lenten anthems between scripture readings by the Clergy Association members.

The prelude will feature musical selections by Ralph Kramer, Loma March, Mark Shemanski, Sydney Smith, Wendy Welch and Elena Winters.

Several of the choral anthems will also be accompanied by instrumentalists Theresa Ozzello on flute, Cathy Spice on oboe, Nancy deKoster on clarinet, Tammie Carr and Geri Hamlen on violin, Miriam Edwards on cello and Barb Rice and Crystal Hogan on percussion.

In addition, selected anthems will feature soloists March, Hogan and Jeremiah Garrigues-Cortelyou.

The event has no admission charge, but the Kiwanis Club ushers will accept a free-will offering toward the work of the Clergy Association in the community.

The public should note this year’s event is at a different site. St. Anthony Catholic Church is at 1432 River St., which also is Highway 141, in Niagara.

Parking is available both in the church parking lots, on both sides of the highway, on side streets and in the ball field parking lot behind the church.