The second annual Babe Gotshall Benefit Concert will be held on Thursday, July 29, in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church cafeteria.
Hosted by the church’s youth group, Anthony’s Angels, the Christian duo, Angels in Our Eyes, will be performing at 7 p.m.
The duo consisting of Catherine Gotschall Rowe and Ray Silvia will perform a 90-minute concert featuring songs from their most recent recordings including “Live from the Grotto: Christmas Concert”, “God’s Country: The Christ in You”, and “Great Elation”.
A native of Manteca, Catherine attended St. Anthony’s parish and St. Anthony’s Catholic School.
“I remember the nuns in their habits, going to daily Latin mass before school, and singing in the choir,” Catherine said.
The Manteca community sponsored teen-aged Catherine to go to New York to audition for Up With People. She toured the USA and Canada with Up With People for a year and was the first graduate of Up With People Traveling School. Catherine graduated from Manteca High School in 1968.
Catherine is the daughter of the late Ken and Babe Gotschall. The duo will be performing “Missing You,” a song written in Babe’s honor. The duo performs community service by doing concerts for handicapped children, seniors, the Oregon Park Service, and fairs in Oregon. They have participated in variety shows to raise money for abused children, an orphanage in India, and food programs for the needy. They produce and distribute CDs on their own label (Aenon) and donate the proceeds to many causes.
Ray Silvia writes the majority of the songs, having been a songwriter for many years. Originally from the Fresno area, “Harmonica Ray” is considered one of the best harmonica players on the West Coast. He has performed before thousands of people in stadiums before sports events, has been on CNN, and was a regular on KNXT TV in Fresno before he moved to Oregon. Ray states, “We are entertainers more than performers, in that we like to engage the audience and have them participate.”
All proceeds from the July 29 concert at St. Anthony’s will benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s and the Manteca Pregnancy Help Center.
For additional information, contact Diane Lehman at 823.7197