Members and Choral Group Info

                                Upcoming for the Catholic Choral Society


Message from Ann:

Hello, Chorus!

      I am sending a list of the order of music for the Advent/Christmas Concert.  We'll begin practicing with the 2nd half of the concert.  We will be singing Hine Ma Tov and Nigun Bialak at the highrise apts. so please make sure you have them with you so we
can over over them.  I will make copies of the list for you.  I hope this helps everyone.

     We will be practicing next Tuesday, November 26th.  After that we only have 1 rehearsal left before the Concert. 

Chris's reminders are listed below again too.

Thank you so much!

Our rehearsal on Tuesday, 11/19/19, will begin in the Theresa Maxis Room at the IHM Center at our usual time of 6:15 p.m. Be ready to rehearse Christmas music!

A couple of other notes:

1) Please bring gift cards/certificates for our CCS holiday gift raffle.

2) Please consider donating a bottle of wine for one of the gift baskets.

3) Please return the proceeds of your sales of raffle tickets.

4) PLEASE TURN IN YOUR FIRST SEMESTER DUES, if you have not already done so.

Mark your calendars for November and December:

11/26/19 - YES, there is rehearsal next week at Marywood!


12/5/19 - Scranton Tree Lighting at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in Scranton. Call time: 5:30 p.m.

12/8/19 - Advent Concert at Corpus Christi Parish; 605 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston  18643
Call time: 1:15 p.m.
(includes time for concert position/placement/sound checks, etc.)



  • Christmas Caroling at Webster Towers, 500 North Webster Avenue in Scranton Call time: TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Followed by more caroling at IHM Our Lady of Peace Residence located in the building in front of the IHM Center, closest to University Avenue

  • We will follow this performance with singing at Mass at 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Parish at 1510 Penn Avenue in Scranton.

  • Finally, we will have our annual CCS Christmas Party at the Scranton Club at 404 North Washington Avenue in Scranton.


12/27/19:  Sing the National Anthem at the The Penguins Hockey Game 7:00 p.m. Call time: TO BE ANNOUNCED

It is truly a busy time of year, but also one of the most wonderful!

Have a good day and we'll see you later.  


The Catholic Choral Society Publicity (August 2019)

The Catholic Choral Society of Northeast PA. would appreciate your cooperation in  publishing this information in your newspaper for the weekends of August 17 and 18, August 24 and 25, August 31 and September 1. Sincerest thanks for your past cooperation in publicizing our events.

     The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 71st year on Tuesday, September 3rd, 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.

     The Catholic Choral Society’s  first concert is the annual November Generations Concert on Sunday, November 10th at 7PM when the chorus will host regional choral groups from elementary school through college at Holy Rosary Church in Scranton. 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 and call 570-575-1040 and like us on Facebook.


Catholic Choral Society 2019-2020

Rehearsal: Tuesday Evenings 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM @ IHM Center

Doors will be open at 6 PM and lock at 7:30 PM.  Please be ready to sing at 6:15 PM!

*In the event of inclement weather, rehearsals may be rescheduled for Saturday.


September 3                Tuesday           Organizational Meeting/Rehearsal

September 10              Tuesday           Rehearsal

September 17              Tuesday           Rehearsal

September 24              Tuesday           Rehearsal

October 1                     Tuesday           Rehearsal

October 8                     Tuesday           Rehearsal

October 15                   Tuesday           Rehearsal

October 22                   Tuesday           Rehearsal

October 29                   Tuesday           Rehearsal

November 5                 Tuesday           Rehearsal:6:15 PM @ Holy Rosary, Scranton

November 10               Sunday            Generations XVIII Concert: 7 PM-HolyRosary, Scranton (Arrive 5:45 PM)

November 12               Tuesday           Rehearsal

November 19               Tuesday           Rehearsal

November 26               Tuesday           Rehearsal

December 3                 Tuesday           Rehearsal

December 5                 Thursday        Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6 PM, Scranton (Arrive 5:30 PM) TBC

December 8                 Sunday            Advent Concert: 3 PM@ Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston                                                                                                                                                 (Arrive 1:30 PM)  (Snow Date - December 10 @ 7 PM)

December 10               Tuesday           Rehearsal

December 12               Thursday         Advent Concert snow date @ 7:00PM

December 14               Saturday         Christmas Program/Caroling: Webster Towers & OLP (Time TBA);

                                                                Mass: 5 PM @ St. Paul’s, Scranton; Party to follow @ The Scranton Club

December 27                Friday             Sing National Anthem at Penguins Hockey Game (Arrive 6 PM)

January 7                      Tuesday           Rehearsal

January 14                    Tuesday           Rehearsal

January 21                    Tuesday           Rehearsal

January 28                    Tuesday           Rehearsal

February 4                    Tuesday           Rehearsal

February 11                  Tuesday           Rehearsal

February 18                  Tuesday           Rehearsal

February 25                  Tuesday           Rehearsal

March 3                         Tuesday           Rehearsal

March 10                       Tuesday           Rehearsal

March 17                       Tuesday          Rehearsal

March 22                       Sunday           Lenten Concert:St. Robert Bellarmine Church (St. Aloysius),

                                                                Wilkes-Barre, 3 PM (Arrive 1:30 PM) (Snow Date – March 24 @ 7 PM)

March 24                        Tuesday         Rehearsal

March 29                        Sunday           Lenten Concert: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church,

                                                                  Dickson City, 3 PM  (Snow Date – March 31 @ 7 PM)

 April 7                           Tuesday          No Rehearsal-Holy Week

April 14                          Tuesday           Rehearsal

April 21                          Tuesday           Rehearsal

April 28                          Tuesday           Rehearsal

May 5                             Tuesday           Rehearsal

May 12                           Tuesday          Concert for Sisters: IHM Center (Time: 7 PM? To Be Confirmed)

May 15                           Friday             Spring Concert: 7:30 PM @ Holy Rosary, Scranton (Arrive 5:30 PM)

May 17                           Sunday           Spring Concert: 7 PM @St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Kingston

                                                                (Arrive 5:00 PM)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Revised 9/9/2019


1. BLACK FLOOR LENGTH OR MID-CALF LENGTH SKIRT (NO knee length or above the knee length) 
2. NO Slacks 
3. Black Long-Sleeved Blouse 
4. A Black Long-Sleeved dress (or Sleeveless Dress WITH a Long-Sleeved Jacket) is acceptable but MUST be floor or mid-calf length) 
5. Black Shoes and Black Hosiery 
6. NO Sequins or Ornate Jewelry (A white pearl necklace is preferred)

TUXEDOS are worn for all concerts.

NO strong perfume, cologne or after-shave lotion

WOMEN: White Blouses and Black Slacks or Skirt 
MEN: White Shirt, Appropriate Tie and Black Slacks



     All rehearsals will be held at the IHM Center at Marywood University from 6:45 pm until 8:50 pm on Tuesday night. 
If there is a change in venue or a cancellation, you will be notified by the phone chain, e-mail, text message or a general announcement. 
     It is important that we all try to attend all rehearsals. If you are unable to attend at any time, please notify Ann (cell # 570-430-4505) or your Phone Captain. You will receive a complete list of members as soon as this information can be assembled.

To cover the cost of music and general expenses, DUES are $50 per year, payable in full or $25 each semester. We also have a 50/50 drawing at each rehearsal for $1 if you choose to participate.

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