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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.

The "director" column shows the founding director, or the most well-known director if there were several.

State City Parish or Org Name of Choir Active History? Recordings?
             
Arizona Phoenix St. Stephen's BCC St. Stephens' Choir      
             
California Anaheim Annunciation BCC Schola Cantorum of Annunciation Church      
  Van Nuys St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
             
Colorado Denver Holy Protection BCC Holy Protection Choir      
             
Connecticut Bridgeport; Trumbull St. John's BCC St. John's Choir      
  Bridgeport St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Danbury St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas Choir      
  New Britain Holy Trinity BCC Holy Trinity Choir      
             
District of Columbia Washington St. Gregory of Nyssa BCC St. Gregory of Nyssa Choir      
  Washington St. Gregory of Nyssa BCC Junior Girls' Choir      
             
Florida Lake Worth (Lantana) Holy Apostles BCC Holy Apostles Choir      
  Orlando Transfiguration Mission Transfiguration Choir      
  Orlando St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas Choir      
  St. Petersburg St. Therese Mission St. Therese Mission Choir 1961-1974    
    St. Therese BCC St. Therese Men's Choir      
Illinois Chicago St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Chicago   Chicago Area Byzantine Catholic Choir      
             
Indiana East Chicago St. Basil BCC St. Basil's Choir      
  Gary St. Michael BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Whiting St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
             
Indiana / Illinois     Mid-West Byzantine Slavonic Choir      
             
Maryland Baltimore Patronage BCC Men's Choral Group      
  Beltsville (was Washington DC) St. Gregory of Nyssa St. Gregory's Choir      
             
Massachusetts Holyoke St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  South Hadley St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
             
Michigan Allen Park St. Stephen's BCC St. Stephen's Choir      
  Bay City St. George BCC St. George's Choir      
  Detroit Sacred Heart BCC Sacred Heart Male Choir      
  Detroit St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas Choir      
  Detroit   Detroit Deanery Choir      
  Detroit   Metropolitan Detroit Byzantine Choir      
  Flint St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
             
Minnesota Minneapolis St. John the Baptist BCC St. John the Baptist Choir      
             
New Jersey Bayonne St. John the Baptist BCC St. John the Baptist Choir      
  Carteret St. Elias BCC St. Elias Choir      
  Dunellen St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas Choir      
  East Brunswick Nativity of Our Lord BCC Nativity of Our Lord Choir      
  Elizabeth Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choir      
  Flanders Holy Wisdom BCC Junior Choir of Holy Wisdom      
  Hillsborough St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Jersey City St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Linden   unknown choir      
  Manville   unknown choir      
  Newark St. George's BCC St. George Choir      
  Passaic St. Michael's Cathedral St. Michael's Choir      
  Perth Amboy St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Perth Amboy St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas Choir      
  Phillipsburg Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choir      
  Rahway St. Thomas the Apostle BCC St. Thomas Choir      
  Roebling St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas Choir      
  Trenton St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  regional   Cantors' Male Choir of Northern New Jersey      
  regional   Eparchial Cantor's Choir      
             
New York Amherst / Williamsville St. Stephen BCC St. Stephen's Choir      
  Binghamton Holy Spirit BCC Holy Spirit Choir      
  Endicott Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choir      
  New York St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  New York   Metropolitan New York Byzantine Choir      
  Peekskill Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choir      
  Yonkers St. Nicholas of Myra BCC St. Nicholas of Myra Choir      
             
North Carolina Cary Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ss. Cyril and Methodius Choir      
             
Ohio Akron Assumption BCC Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Choir      
  Akron St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Akron   United Byzantine Choir      
  Barberton St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas Choir      
  Campbell St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Campbell St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Byzantine Men's Church Choir      
  Cleveland   Cleveland United Choir      
  Cleveland   Cleveland Deanery Choir      
  Cleveland Holy Ghost BCC Holy Ghost Choir      
  Cleveland / Parma St. John the Baptist Cathedral St. John's Choir      
  Cleveland / Parma   Byzantine Men's Chorus      
  Cleveland St. Joseph BCC St. Joseph's Choir      
  Cleveland St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Cleveland St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas (Croation) Choir      
  Cleveland / Euclid St. Stephen's BCC St. Stephen's Choir      
  Columbus St. John Chrysostom BCC St. John Chrysostom Choir      
  Fairview Park St. Mary Magdalene BCC St. Mary Magdalene's Choir      
  Lakewood St. Gregory BCC St. Gregory's Choir      
  Marblehead St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Parma   Byzantine High School Choir      
  Parma   Parma Byzantine Diocesan (Eparchial) Choir      
  Pleasant City St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Struthers Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Pail Choir      
  Toledo St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Toledo St. Stephen's BCC St. Stephen's (Hungarian) Choir      
  Toronto St. Joseph's BCC St. Joseph's Choir      
  Warren Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choir      
  Youngstown St. George BCC St. George Choir      
  Youngstown St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Youngstown St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas Choir      
             
Pennsylvania Allentown St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Ambridge St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Beaver Meadows, PA Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choir      
  Beaverdale St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Barnesboro St. John's BCC St. John's Choir      
  Bethel Park St. Gregory BCC St. Gregory's Teen Choir      
  Bethlehem Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choir      
  Bradenville St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Brockton St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Brownsville St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas Choir      
  Charleroi Holy Ghost BCC Holy Ghost Choir      
  Conemaugh Holy Trinity BCC Holy Trinity Choir      
  Donora St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Dunmore St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Duquesne Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choral Group      
  Erie Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Junior Choir      
  Erie Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Senior Choir      
  Freeland St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Forest City St. John the Baptist BCC St. John the Baptist Choir      
  Gibsonia St. Andrew the Apostle BCC St. Andrew the Apostle Choir      
  Harrisburg St. Ann's BCC St. Ann's Choir      
  Hazleton

St. John's BCC

St. John's Choir      
  Hazleton St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
    St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Male Choir      
  Hazleton   All-Male Choir of the Lower Hazleton Deanery      
  Hazleton   Byzantine Male Choir of the Hazleton Deanery      
  Homer City St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Homestead   Duchnovich Choir      
  Johnstown St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
    St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Children's Choir      
  Kingston St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Lansford

St. John's BCC

St. John's Choir      
   

St. John's BCC

St. John's Male Choir      
  Levittown Our Lady of Perpetual Help BCC Our Lady of Perpetual Help Choir      
  Lyndora

St. John's BCC

St. John's Choir      
  Mahanoy City St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  McAdoo St. Mary's BCC (St. Michael's?) St. Mary's Choir (should be St. Michael's?)      
  Minersville Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choir      
  Monessen St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Girl's Choir      
    St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Junior Choir      
  Mont Clare St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Munhall St. John the Baptist Cathedral St. John the Baptist Cathedral Choir      
  Nanticoke St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Nanty Glo St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Nanty Glo St. Nicholas BCC St. Nicholas Choir      
  Nesquehoning St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  North Huntingdon St. Stephen's BCC St. Stephen's Choir      
  Patton Ss. Peter and Paul BCC unnamed choral group      
  Philadelphia Holy Ghost BCC Holy Ghost Choir      
  Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Seminary Byzantine Catholic Seminary Choir      
  Pittsburgh   Byzantine Male Chorus      
  Pittsburgh (North Side) Holy Ghost BCC Holy Ghost Choir      
  Pittsburgh (Oakland) Holy Spirit BCC Holy Spirit (A Capella) Choir      
  Pittsburgh (Russka Dolina) St. John Chrysostom BCC St. John Chrysostom Choir      
  Pittsburgh (South Side) St. John the Baptist BCC St. John the Baptist Choir      
  Pittsburgh   Byzantine Catholic Archdiocesan Male Chorus      
  Pittsburgh   Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archdiocesan Choir      
  Pittsburgh   St. John Damascene Choir      
  Pittston St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Pottstown St. John BCC St. John's Choir      
  Punxsutawney Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choir      
  St. Clair St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Junior Choir      
    St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Scranton St. John's BCC St. John's Choir      
  Scranton St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Scranton   Scranton Byzantine Deanery Choir      
  Sheffield unknown St. Anthony's Choir (what church is this?)      
  Sheffield St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Swoyersville St. Michael's BCC St. Michael's Choir      
  Sykesville Holy Trinity BCC Holy Trinity Choir      
    Holy Trinity BCC Holy Trinity Men's Choir      
  Tarentum Ss. Peter and Paul BCC Ss. Peter and Paul Choir      
  Uniontown St. John the Baptist BCC St. John the Baptist Choir      
  Upper St. Clair St. Gregory Nazianzus St. Gregory's Choir      
  Wilkes-Barre St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  Wilkes-Barre   Wilkes-Barre Deanery Choir      
  Windber St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
  regional?   Byzantine Chorus      
  regional   Byzantine Male Choir of Pennsylvania      
  regional?   Byzantine Male Chorus      
  regional   Cantor's Choir of Eastern Pennsylvania      
  regional   Cantor's Choir of Western Pennsylvania      
  regional   Cantor's Male Chorus of the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre / Hazleton Deanery      
  regional   Carpathian Choir of the Anthracite Region      
  regional   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
     
  regional   Northeastern PA Cantor's Choir      
  regional   Mon Valley Byzantine Catholic Male Chorus      
  regional   The Original Byzantine Male Choir of Pennsylvania      
  regional   Western Pennsylvania United Chorus      
             
Virginia Annandale Epiphany BCC Epiphany Choir      
    Epiphany BCC Epiphany Teen Choir      
    Epiphany BCC Slava Mens' Chorus      
             
West Virginia Weirton St. Mary's BCC St. Mary's Choir      
             

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.