Local singers to perform in Generations Sing concert

June 19th, 2015 9:30 am

First Posted: 10/21/2014

The Catholic Choral Society (CCS) will present the 13th Generations Sing concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton. The concert celebrates both ecumenical diversity and multi-generational singers.

The society, marking its 67th season, is composed of more than 50 members from both Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties.

The Generations Sing concert originated 13 years ago at the request of Monsignor Joseph Quinn, then pastor of Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, as a part of its sesquicentennial celebration. Quinn and the sesquicentennial committee decided a concert celebrating both ecumenical diversity and multi-generational singers would be an appropriate motif for the occasion.

Since that first presentation, the CCS hosted singing groups of all ages from public and private schools throughout Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, presenting four or five different age groups at each concert.

This year, the CCS will host the following groups, as well as sing: Our Lady of Peace Middle School Choir, directed by Michael O’Malley; Baptist Bible College, directed by Dr. David Harris; Valley View Fifth Grade Chorus, directed by Stacey Whitaker and Holy Redeemer High School Royal Singers, directed by Ann Manganiello.

Manganiello is also the music director of the Catholic Choral Society. Jean Shields is the accompanist, Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse is president emeritus and Brenda L. Grunza is president.

Admission to the concert is free, although a free will offering will be collected. For additional information, call 570-587-2753 or visit catholichoralsociety.org.