Voices of the Anthracite: One Hundred Years of Sacred Music in Wyoming Valley's Greek Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches provides extensive program notes for a historical concert given at Saint Michael's, Old Forge on March 19, 2023. Beginning with a discussion of Wyoming Valley's first immigrant communities and the musical traditions they brought with them, Voices of the Anthracite highlights the wealth of events and people that shaped the sacred music culture of Pennsylvania's "Coal Valley." Learn about the little or unknown choir directors John Blonsky and Peter Kozloff, or the Greek Catholic cantors Theodore Ratsin and Stephen Pauley. Discover the role of the F.R.O.C. in the education of choirs and directors, and explore the transition from Slavonic to English. More than a dozen archival photographs are included.
7" x 10"
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