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   Celebrating 125 years, the Polish Singers Alliance of America, the oldest Polish-American cultural organization, invites you to learn of our history through the purchase of: The Polish Singers Alliance of America 1888-1998: Choral Patriotism by Dr. Stanislaus A. Blejwas. Author and historian, Dr. Blejwas, masterfully crafts a thorough history of the Polish Singers Alliance and its efforts to encourage a Polish consciousness among the immigrant population in America through music, amidst the ever-changing political landscape of the Polish Fatherland and the varied demographics of Polonia.     
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Jutrzenka Singing Society

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Filarets / Facebook

Aria Chorus

Lira Ensemble
Oginki Men’s Choir

Polonia Paderewski
Polonia Choir

Polish American Congress

Polish National Alliance

Marcella Kochanska
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Polonijna Akademia Chóralna

Polish Singers Alliance of America Central Administration Officers
May 2017 - May 2020

David Zagorski, General Director

 Maria Lesniak, Assistant General Director

Mary Lou Wyrobek, president

Gary Bienkowski, Vice President

Frances Cirbus, Treasurer

Adrianne Kusmierczyk, Secretary

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Chopin Concert and Reception begins JPII centenary celebrations

WNY will begin its musical

celebration of the centenary

of Pope St. John Paul II’s birth on

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

when the Chopin Singing Society

dedicates its annual Chopin Birthday

Concert and Reception to the

first Polish pope.

The Chopin singers offer this

event free at Leonard Post, 2450

Walden Ave., Cheektowaga as a

“thank you” for the community’s

support over the year.

Of course, it wouldn’t be

Chopin’s birthday without his music,

so the society is featuring some

young artists in performance this

year. The Chopin singers will focus on

the music of the mountains of Poland

and will premiere Pasterze z

Polskiej Krainy (Poland gave us a

Shepherd) composed by Jean-Pierre

Stora and Georges Nawrocki. In

May, Nawrocki, who hails from Paris,

will be visiting WNY for the

52nd International Convention of

the Polish Singers Alliance of

America to conduct Pasterz z Polskiej

Krainy with the 200-plus

voice combined choir of the Polish

Singers Alliance at Assumption

Church on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at

2:30 p.m.

Continuing in the celebration of

John Paul’s Centenary, the Permanent

Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius

College will be presenting its

3rd annual Make a Joyful Noise

Concert, benefiting the Leokadja

Dombroska/Polish Singers Alliance

of America Scholarship Fund at St.

Michael Church in Downtown Buffalo,

651 Washington St., on Sunday,

March 22, 2020 at 2 p.m.

The concert will feature Jena

Abati, a soprano who has been a part

of numerous Nickel City Opera performances

where she received ex-

Chopin Concert and Reception

begins JPII centenary celebrations

cellent reviews. Abati is also owner

of the Music Academy of WNY and

her show choir, SHOUT, will also

perform, as well as a return engagement

from the Cantate Omnes Choir

(above) directed by Maria


A young trumpeter, Nathan Oehler,

will round out the concert celebrating

St. John Paul and also the

100th anniversary of the Miracle of

the Wisla at the Battle of Warsaw,

the defeat of the Bolsheviks by

Jozef Pilsudski and the young Polish

Nation, considered to be one of

the most important battles in history

as it saved a weakened and warweary

Europe from the spread of


A reception hosted by the Polish

Arts Club follows the performance.

A free will offering will be taken for

the benefit of the scholarship fund.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT KLEINHANS: The red jackets and voices of the Chopin Singing Society filled the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo on Feb. 8, 2020 for “A Community Spotlight pre-Concert.” The program included songs by Eugeniusz Walkiewicz, Stanislaw Moniuszko, Alfred Schutz and Zygmunt Karasinski. The singers were under the direction of Dr. Thomas Witakowski and the program featured a solo of Czerwone Maki (Red Poppies) by Andrew Kowtalo.       Photo  by Peter Sloane - courtesy of ampoleagle.com.


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