Welcome to the Catholic Choral Society Website
Welcome CCS Members!
The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 69th year on Tuesday, September 12th, with rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 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 2017-2018 Season
March 11 Sunday Lenten Concert @ 3:00 PM St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
116 Hughes St., Swoyersville
March 18 Sunday Lenten Concert @ 3:00 PM Forest City Historical
Museum 629 Main St., Forest City
May 18 Friday Spring Concert@ 7:30 PM @ St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton
May 20 Sunday Spring Concert @ 7 PM @St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Kingston
Sept 22 Saturday Choir for Diocesan Pilgrimage National Shrine, Washington, D.C.
Nov 11 Sunday The Generations Sing XVII
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