Since the release of their second album in December 2016, the Schola Cantorum of St. John XXIII Parish has reached audiences around the world, earning over 600 streams and digital downloads from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, Sweden, the Netherlands, Portugal, Argentina, Singapore, New Zealand, and many more!
The Schola Cantorum of St. John XXIII Parish proudly presents their new album: Resurrexit Sicut Dixit! This is the schola’s second album, featuring 20 tracks of Gregorian chant and polyphonic sacred motets from Lent and Easter. Available on physical CD from Amazon, or electronically wherever digital music is sold (iTunes, Spotify, etc). Visit John’s portfolio to hear samples!
White Ball Productions’ short film “Monday” was selected to appear in the 2016 Great Lakes International Film Festival (GLIFF) this month!
White Ball Productions was honored to participate in the 2016 Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival (PIFF) this month! Their film, “Monday,” was screened as a “Made in Pennsylvania” narrative short on Sunday, July 17th. Many thanks to Ron Quigley, and all of the folks at PIFF for their support of independent and local film!
The Schola Cantorum of St. John XXIII Parish is excited to announce that post-production has begun for their second album, which will be a collection of Gregorian Chant and sacred polyphony from the Lenten and Easter seasons.
There are hundreds of books, blogs, and websites that provide tremendous insight into the screenwriting process. But for all the seemingly limitless resources out there, I found myself in need of a clinical, objective, classroom approach to story. Not screenwriting, not movie-making…story. Inevitably, I asked the age-old question: “What makes a story good?” It wasn’t until I read The Anatomy of Story by John Truby that I found an answer that resonated with me…
The Schola Cantorum of St. John XXIII Parish, directed by John Rokosz, has proudly released their new CD, “Christum Natum Adoremus.” The 14-track album showcases the favorite musical pieces from their fall semester of 2014, with a spotlight on the Advent and Christmas season. Gregorian Chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other choral works provide a beautifully reverent soundscape for any lover of sacred music…
Please take a moment to read John’s article on the Pennsylvania Film Industry Association’s website (PaFIA). It delves into the benefits of filming in Pittsburgh, specifically its surrounding neighborhoods. More importantly, it strongly advocates the PA film tax credit, which is pivotal to attracting and keeping film projects in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia!
John will be working more closely with PaFIA in the future, so stay tuned for more articles and insight!
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