HTC Choir is looking for new members as we begin another season of fellowship and song. Practice resumed on Tuesdays at 7:45PM at the Cathedral. We have an exciting year ahead as we are participating in concerts hosted by the Petar Krstich Choir of Steubenville (Sept 16) and St Elijah of Aliquippa (Sept 23) and have an invitation to be guests in Phoenix, AZ in the spring!
There are no requirements for membership other than being someone that wants to join in the fun and learn the rewarding experiences we share. Maybe you can’t travel but want to sing with us for Liturgy on Sundays only…great!
New members (young and seasoned veterans), past members (young and seasoned vets, too), all members are encouraged to join. Once you get the Mokranjac bug you’ll be hooked!
For more information, please contact Val Tassari, firstname.lastname@example.org, or see any choir member anytime!
Also, we hope you'll save the following dates and join us at the American Serbian Club:
November 24th -- Annual Turkey Trot (we're working on a surprise exciting entertainer!)
December 30th -- Christmas Carol Sing (free admission, donations to the Orthodox Soup Kitchen)
About our Choir
The birth of Holy Trinity Cathedral Choir was one of immediate maturity. It developed from the union of two fine choirs in Pittsburgh – SSS Philip Visnich and SSS St. George. Following the merger of their parishes, St. Sava and St. George, in October 1961, the choirs requested the Serbian Singing Federation to approve their consolidation into the Holy Trinity Choir of Pittsburgh. This consolidation, the first in SSF history, was officially accepted at the 1962 SSF Convention in Joliet, Illinois.
The directors of the two choirs, Boris M. Dobrovolsky, who has achieved distinction and honor both here and in Europe for his choral techniques and interpretation, and Milan Vucich, also a skilled musician, were responsible for the success of both choirs.
Our foundation turned solid under the direction of Michael Hutnik. His exceptional talent and intense feeling for our music made us an outstanding performing group. With the departure of Hutnik in 1971, James Meena, Kenneth Gargaro, and Barbara Topich assumed directorship. Michael Hutnik returned for a brief period followed by Martha Kukich Steen until 2005 when Robert M. Topich became our teacher and director.
In its 43 years, the choir has participated in most SSF Festivals and local concerts as well as appearances on local radio and television, Pan Orthodox services in district churches, and for many years represented the Serbians at the United We Sing Christmas Festival and the Pittsburgh International Folk Festival featuring local ethnic groups.
The choir serves as a living medium in preserving the rich Serbian religious and secular musical culture and heritage. In all its endeavors, the Holy Trinity Cathedral Choir faithfully continues to sing to the glory of God and the honor of the Serbian people.