Welcome to the Catholic Choral Society Website
Welcome CCS Members!
The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 68th year on Tuesday, September 6th, with rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM at the IHM Center at Marywood University. The group, composed of members from both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, performs sacred, classical, and secular music at performances in both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. New members are welcome and no auditions are required.
The group’s first concert is the annual November Generations Concert when the Catholic Choral Society hosts and features regional choral groups from elementary school through college at St. Peter’s Cathedral. Additional musical programs are planned for the Advent, Christmas and Lenten and spring seasons.
Ann Manganiello is the music director with Jean Shields as accompanist while Brenda Grunza and Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse are Co-Presidents. For further information please see www.catholicchoralsociety.org and call 570-587-2753.
In the more than 40 years it has experienced many high points and accomplishments that have made each member proud. The memories include a performance in historic St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, and another prior to a televised Mass before Archbishop Terence Cardinal Cook. The choral society also appeared on multiple occasions in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
CCS Members Info
Members please view the Members Page for rehearsal info, dates, times etc.
CCS Concerts and Performances Info 2016-2017 Season
Thank you for your patronage throughout the year!
November 20, 2016; Generations Concert; St. Peter's Cathedral; 315 Wyoming Avenue; Scranton Concert @ 7:30 p.m.
December 1, 2016; Scranton Tree Lighting; Lackawanna Courthouse Square; Scranton
December 11, 2016; Advent Concert; St. Ignatius Church; 339 North Maple Avenue; Kingston Concert @ 3:00 p.m.
March 26, 2017; Lenten Concert; First Presbyterian Church of Wikes Barre; 97 S Franklin St, Wilkes Barre PA; Concert @ 3:00 p.m.
April 2, 2017; Lenten Concert; First Congregational Church of Hartford; 5016 Creek Road, Hartford PA; Concert @ 3:00 p.m.
May 19, 2017; 2017 Spring Concert; St. Peter's Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave, Scranton PA; Concert @ 7:30 p.m.
May 21, 2017; 2017 Spring Concert; St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 339 N. Maple Ave, Kingston PA; Concert @ 7 p.m.
Come Sing With Us
The Catholic Choral Society is always looking for new members. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:45-8:50pm at the IHM Center at Marywood University. If you are or know someone interested in joining please contact:
Director, Ann Manganiello @ 693-3210
Co-President, Brenda Grunza @ 570-575-1040
Co-President, Tom Rittenhouse
Publicity Chairman CCS, Barbara Barrett @ 570-954-1242