Welcome to the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton Web Portal
The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 75th year on Tuesday, September 5th, with rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at the IHM Center at Marywood University. The group, composed of members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming 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 Linda Houck 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.
Mail To: 529 McElhenny Lane
Nicholson, PA 18446
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 E V E N T S
2023-24 CCS CONCERT SCHEDULE
Upcoming Concerts !
November 12th Sunday Generations Concert 4PM @ Scranton University
December 1 Friday - Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6 PM,
December 10 Sunday - Advent Concert @ Forty Fort United Methodist Church 3 PM:
(Snow Date Wednesday, 12/14/23, 7 PM)
December 16 Saturday - Christmas Program/Caroling: Webster Towers 1:30 PM & OLP 3PM
December 29 Friday Hockey Game: 6 PM
March 10 Sunday Lenten Concert: 4 PM, Arrive 2:30 PM (Snow Date – March 12 @ 7 PM)
May 17 Friday - Spring Concert: 7 PM – Location TBD
May 19 Sunday - Spring Concert: 7 PM – Location TBD
In the News
Singing the National Anthem at the 2023
Brenda Grunza, Co-president, & Ann Maganiello, Music Director & Conductor of the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton, remembering Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse, longtime president of the ensemble, who passed away on March 18, 2023,
The Catholic Choral Society of Scranton received a grant from the Lackawanna County Arts, & Culture department! Special thanks to Maureen McGuigan, Chris Calvey, Commissioners Chris Chermak & Jerry Notariani for their continued support of the arts! Congratulations to all of the recipients!
So grateful that arts are alive and so supported in our county!
Catholic Choral Society of Scranton, PA with their Virtual Choir rendition of Ubi Caritas, by Victor C. Johnson
The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 74th year on Tuesday, September 13th, with rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM at the IHM Center at Marywood University .
The Choral Society is nondenominational and composed of members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna,Pike and Wyoming counties. The chorus performs sacred, classical, and secular music at performances in Northeastern PA counties. New members are welcome and no auditions, excepting for voice placement, are required.
Additional choral programs are scheduled for the Advent, Christmas and Lenten and spring seasons.
Director of the Catholic Choral Society is Ann Manganiello, Exeter and the accompanist is Jean Shields, Scranton.
Board members assisting co-presidents Brenda Grunza, Nicholson, and Dr. Tom Rittenhouse, Clarks Summit include: Lois Ostrowski, Vice-President; Pittston; Nancy Flannery, Kingston; Sheila O’Brien, Dunmore; Barbara Barrett, Dunmore; Kate Conaboy, Archbald and Rich Gibbons, Hunlock Creek. For further information please see www.catholicchoralsociety.org and call 570-575-1040 and like us on Facebook.