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!
Catholic Choral Society Schedules Spring Concerts
The annual spring concerts of the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton will be presented on Friday evening, May 19th at 7:30 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA. and on Sunday evening, May 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM. at St. Ignatius Church, 339 North Maple Street, Kingston, PA.
On Friday evening, May 19th, at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, the Choral Society will host the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus directed by Marty Wise as guest performers.
On Sunday evening, May 21st, at St. Ignatius Church in Kingston, the Choral Society will host as guest performers the Good Shepherd Academy Senior Choir directed by Mr. Thomas J. Hanlon.
The group, marking its 68th season, is composed of 50 members from both Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties.
Board members assisting co-presidents Brenda Grunza, Nicholson, and Dr. Tom Rittenhouse, Clarks Summit, in arranging the concert include: Nancy Flannery, Kingston; Sheila O’Brien, Dunmore;; Marie Williamson, Old Forge; Lois Ostrowski, Pittston and Kate Conaboy, Archbald.
Director of the Catholic Choral Society is Ann Manganello, Exeter and the accompanist is Jean Shields, Scranton.
Tickets are available from society members or by calling 570-587-2753; tickets are also available at the door: adults $10, seniors and students $8, children under 12 free.
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