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Choirs of the Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic Church

If you have information about one of these choirs, please help us document its history! See the bottom of this page for more information.

 Arizona

St. Stephen's Choir
Phoenix, AZ

California

Schola Cantorum of Annunciation Church
Anaheim, CA

St. Mary's Choir
Van Nuys, CA

Colorado

Holy Protection
Denver, CO

Connecticut

St. John's Choir
Bridgeport, CT
Trumbull, CT

St. Mary's Choir
Bridgeport, CT

St. Nicholas Choir
Danbury, CT

Holy Trinity
New Britain, CT

District of Columbia

St. Gregory of Nyssa Choir
Washington, DC

Junior Girls Choir
St. Gregory of Nyssa, Washington, DC

Florida

Holy Apostles
Lake Worth (Lantana), FL

Transfiguration Mission
Orlando, FL

St. Nicholas
Orlando, FL

St. Theresa's Mission Choir (1961-1974)
St. Petersburg, FL

St. Theresa's Men's Choir
St. Petersburg, FL

Illinois

St. Mary's Choir
Chicago, IL

Chicago Area Byzantine Catholic Choir

Indiana

St. Basil's Choir
East Chicago, IN

St. Michael's Choir
Gary, IN

St. Mary's Choir
Whiting, IN

Indiana / Illinois

Mid-West Byzantine Slavonic Choir

Maryland

Men's Choral Group
Patronage of the Mother of God
Baltimore, MD

St. Gregory's
Beltsville, MD (originally in Washington, DC from 1960-1975)

Massachusetts

St. Michael's Choir
Holyoke, MA

St. Michael's Choir
South Hadley, MA

Michigan

St. Stephen's Choir
Allen Park, MI

St. George Choir
Bay City, MI

Sacred Heart Male Choir
Detroit, MI

St. Nicholas Choir
Detroit, MI

Metropolitan Detroit Byzantine Choir

Detroit Deanery Choir

St. Michael's Choir
Flint, MI

Minnesota

St. John the Baptist
Minneapolis, MN

New Jersey

St. John the Baptist Choir
Bayonne, NJ

St. Elias Choir
Carteret, NJ

St. Nicholas Choir
Dunellen, NJ

Nativity of Our Lord Choir
East Brunswick, NJ

Ss. Peter and Paul Choir
Elizabeth, NJ

Junior Choir of Holy Wisdom
Flanders, NJ

St. Mary's Choir
Hillsborough, NJ

St. Mary's Choir
Jersey City, NJ

Unknown choir
Linden, NJ

Unknown choir
Manville, NJ

St. George's Choir
Newark, NJ

St. Michael's Choir
Passaic, NJ

St. Michael's Choir
Perth Amboy, NJ

St. Nicholas Choir
Perth Amboy, NJ

Ss. Peter and Paul Choir
Phillipsburg, NJ

St. Thomas the Apostle
Rahway, NJ

St. Nicholas Choir
Roebling, NJ

St. Mary's Choir
Trenton, NJ

Cantors' Male Choir of Northern New Jersey

Eparchial Cantor's Choir

New York

Saint Stephen's Choir
Amherst, NY
Williamsville, NY

Holy Spirit Choir
Binghamton, NY

Saints Peter and Paul Choir
Endicott, NY

St. Mary's Choir
New York, NY

Metropolitan New York Byzantine Choir
New York, NY

Ss. Peter and Paul Choir
Peekskill, NY

St. Nicholas of Myra Choir
Yonkers, NY

North Carolina

Ss. Cyril and Methodius
Cary, NC

Ohio

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
Akron, OH

St. Michael's Choir
Akron, OH

United Byzantine Choir
"in Akron area"

St. Nicholas Choir
Barberton, OH

St. Michael's Choir
Campbell, OH

St. Michael's Byzantine Men's Church Choir
Campbell, OH

Cleveland United Choir
Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Deanery Choir
Cleveland, OH

Holy Ghost Choir
Cleveland, OH

St. John's Choir
Cleveland, OH
Parma, OH

St. Joseph's Choir
Cleveland, OH

St. Mary's Choir
Cleveland, OH

St. Nicholas (Croatian) Choir
Cleveland, OH (2/10/57)

St. Stephen's Choir
Cleveland, OH
Euclid, OH

St. John Chrysostom Choir
Columbus, OH

St. Mary Magdelene's Choir
Fairview Park, OH

St. Gregory's Choir
Lakewood, OH

St. Mary's Choir
Marbehead, OH

Byzantine High School Choir
Parma, OH

Byzantine Men's Chorus
Cleveland, OH?
Parma, OH

Parma Byzantine Diocesan Choir
Parma Byzantine Eparchial Choir (name as of 1994)
Parma, OH

St. Michael's Choir
Pleasant City, OH

Ss. Peter and Paul Choir
Struthers, OH

St. Michael's Choir
Toledo, OH

St. Stephen's (Hungarian) Choir
Toledo, OH

St. Joseph's Choir
Toronto, OH

Ss. Peter and Paul Choir
Warren, OH

St. George Choir
Youngstown, OH

St. Mary's Choir
Youngstown, OH

St. Nicholas Choir
Youngstown, OH

Pennsylvania

St. Michael's Choir
Allentown, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Ambridge, PA

Ss. Peter and Paul's Choir
Beaver Meadows, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Beaverdale, PA

St. John's Choir
Barnesboro, PA

St. Gregory's Teen Choir
Bethel Park, PA

Ss. Peter and Paul Choir
Bethlehem, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Bradenville, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Brockton, PA

St. Nicholas Choir
Brownsville, PA

Holy Ghost Choir
Charleroi, PA

Holy Trinity Choir
Conemaugh, PA

St. Michael's Choir
Donora, PA

St. Michael's Choir
Dunmore, PA

Ss. Peter and Paul Choral Group
Duquesne, PA

Ss. Peter and Paul Senior Choir
Ss. Peter and Paul Junior Choir
Erie, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Freeland, PA

St. John the Baptist
Forest City, PA

St. Andrew the Apostle Choir
Gibsonia, PA

St. Ann's Choir
Harrisburg, PA

St. John's Choir
Hazleton, PA

St. Mary's Choir
St. Mary's Male Choir
Hazleton, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Homer City, PA

Duchnovich Choir
Homestead, PA

St. Mary's Choir
St. Mary's Children's Choir
Johnstown, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Kingston, PA

St. John's Choir
Lansford, PA

St. John's Male Choir
Lansford, PA

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Choir
Levittown, PA

St. John's Choir
Lyndora, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Mahanoy City, PA

St. Mary's Choir (should be St. Michael's?)
McAdoo, PA

Ss. Peter and Paul Choir
Minersville, PA

St. Mary's Junior Choir
St. Mary's Girls' Choir
Monessen, PA

St. Michael's Choir
Mont Clare, PA

St. John the Baptist Cathedral Choir
Munhall, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Nanticoke, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Nanty Glo, PA

St. Nicholas Choir
Nanty Glo, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Nesquehoning, PA

St. Stephen'sChoir
North Huntingdon, PA

Unnnamed choral group at Ss. Peter and Paul
Patton, PA

Holy Ghost Choir
Philadelphia, PA

Byzantine Catholic Seminary Choir
Pittsburgh, PA

Byzantine Male Chorus
Pittsburgh, PA

Holy Ghost Choir
Pittsburgh (North Side), PA

Holy Spirit Choir - aka Holy Spirit "A Capella Choir"
Pittsburgh (Oakland), PA

Saint John Chrysostom Choir
Pittsburgh (Russka Dolina), PA

Saint John the Baptist Choir
Pittsburgh (South Side), PA

Byzantine Catholic Archdiocesan Male Chorus

Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archdiocesan Choir

Saint Michael's Choir
Pittston, PA

Saint John's Choir
Pottstown, PA

Ss. Peter and Paul Choir
Punxsutawney, PA

St. Mary's Choir
St. Mary's Junior Choir
St. Clair, PA

St. John's Choir
Scranton, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Scranton, PA

St. Anthony's Choir (what church is this?)
Sheffield, PA

St. Michael's
Sheffield, PA

St. Michael's Choir
Swoyersville, PA

Holy Trinity Choir
Holy Trinity Mens' Choir
Sykesville, PA

Ss. Peter and Paul Choir
Tarentum, PA

St. John the Baptist Choir
Uniontown, PA

St. Gregory Nanianzus
Upper St.Clair, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Wilkes-Barre, PA

St. Mary's Choir
Windber, PA

All-male choir of the lower Hazleton Deanery

Byzantine Chorus

Byzantine Male Choir of Pennsylvania

Byzantine Male Choir of the Hazleton Deanery

Byzantine Male Chorus

Cantor's Choir of Eastern Pennsylvania

Cantor's Chorus of Western Pennslvania

Cantor's Male Chorus of the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre / Hazleton Deanery

Carpathian Choir of the Anthracite Region

Carpathian Male Chorus of Eastern Pennsylvania
Carpathian Male Chorus of Hazleton, PA  (same as "All-male choir of the lower Hazleton Deanery", above?
Carpatho-Rusin Male Choir ( same as previous choir?)
Carpatho-Russian Male Chorus of Hazleton
Hazleton Area Carpathian Male Choir
Hazleton Area Choir
Male Carpathian Chorus

Northeastern PA Cantor's Choir

Mon Valley Byzantine Catholic Male Chorus

St. John Damascene Choir
Pittsburgh, PA

Scranton Byzantine Deanery Choir

The Original Byzantine Male Choir of Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania United Chorus

Wilkes-Barre Deanery Choir

Virginia

Epiphany Choir
Epiphany Teen Choir
Slava Mens' Chorus
Annandale, VA

West Virginia

St. Mary's Choir
Weirton, WV

Tell us about your choir!

Deacon Jeffrey Mierzejewski of the Metropolitan Cantor Institute compiled the above list based on articles in our diocesan newspapers and parish commemorative books, but it is only a start. If you know of a choir not on this list, it can be added!

For each choir in our church, whether historical or active, we would like to have the following information:

This information will be used to create a web page describing each choir, its history, and a sample of its singing where recordings exist.

Deacon Jeffrey Mierzejewski – mci@archpitt.org or (412) 735-1676 – can provide some basic information about each choir on the above list to get you started. We would be happy to work with parishes that desire to document their own singing history. The primary goals of this project are (a) to document our church's musical history in order to honor those who came before us, and (b) to use this information to help us foster and improve liturgical singing throughout our church.