Escalon First Baptist Church is thrilled to announce the return of The Rykert Trio for a Christmas Concert on Friday evening, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m.
The Rykert Trio is a unique blend of family harmonies who sing contemporary and southern gospel, in addition to power anthems and classical hymns. The group has been singing and ministering in churches and performing arts centers throughout California, Oregon and Washington since 2016.
The Trio’s ﬁrst album “Sometimes It Takes a Mountain” was released October, 2017. The Rykert Trio sincerely hopes and prays that their story and their music will encourage all to trust God with whatever challenges they may be facing. Their second album, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” was released in April, 2018.
Joe, who is classically trained, has sung numerous tenor (opera: Townsend Opera and musical theatre: Modesto Performing Arts) leads for over 30 years. Joe has been a featured soloist at First Baptist Church Modesto, Modesto Covenant Church, Immanuel Christian Reformed Church (Ripon Oratorio Chorus - Messiah), Modesto and Merced Symphonies, and more. He’s sung for President George Bush, Barbara Bush, Colin Powell, Ernest Gallo and many other dignitaries.
Noel has been involved in music her entire life. She has a natural God-given talent and has sung in several musicals, starting at the age of six and has also performed as a soloist for several years.
Joseph is classically trained in voice and guitar and holds a Bachelor’s degree of music from Azusa Paciﬁc University (2014). He is currently touring worldwide with Broadway’s Phantom from ‘Phantom of the Opera’, Jeremy Stolle and his Broadway band ‘The Unreachable Stars’. He has performed lead roles in many Opera and Musical Theater productions and has toured as a primary tenor soloist with several singing groups from APU. He’s sung in 35 US states and four international countries.
The Rykert Trio’s ultimate goal is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through their unique story and music. They endeavor to bring hope to others either battling cancer or facing any health challenges.
In August of 2016, the Trio won grand prize and audience favorite awards at the Gallo Center for the Arts talent show, “The Valley Talent Project”. This has led them to many concert bookings in churches and concert venues including Gallo Center for the Arts, Great Western Fan Festival and the President’s Inaugural Ball at CSU Stanislaus. In 2019, they will appear at the Great Western Fan Festival for the third year in a row, and have already been invited to be a part of the evening program, along with other groups such as The Hoppers, Greater Vision, Triumphant Quartet, Legacy Five and more.
Escalon First Baptist Church is at 1511 Catherine Way in Escalon. There is no admission charge for the concert; however, an offering will be received for the ministry of the Rykert Trio. More information can be obtained at www.therykerttrio.com, www.fbcescalon.org, or by calling Pastor Dale Pederson at 209-718-6130.