Dedicated to the perpetuation

and dissemination

of Polish culture

through song.

Góra Pięśń Polska!

Polish Singers Alliance Of America

POLISH SINGERS ALLIANCE Of  AMERICA DISTRICT VII

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

1917 - 2017

 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017


This Centennial Celebration is a TRIBUTE to ALL who dedicated  their talents fostering Polish Culture through Song: Singers, Supporting Members and gifted Choral Directors, throughout the years.

Holy Mass of Thanksgiving

Celebrated 12:15 pm at

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C.Church

127 Paterson Avenue, Wallington, NJ 07057

After the Mass short concert of  combined choirs of District VII (free)

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Immediately followed by Cocktail Hour, Dinner and Dancing

Cracovia Manor

196 Main Street, Wallington, NJ

from 2 pm to 7 pm


Tickets:  $100 for adults; $50 for students up to the age of 16.


DISTRICT SEVEN CHORUSES:

CHOPIN SINGING SOCIETY  #182 of Passaic, NJ

JUTRZENKA SINGING SOCIETY #226 of South Brooklyn, NY

OGINSKI MALE CHORUS #283 of Hempstead, NY

POLONIA-PADEREWSKI #287

Mixed chorus of New Britain, CT

ARIA #303 of Wallington, NJ

POLONIA-PADEREWSKI FEMALE CHORUS #311 of New Britain, CT

MARCELLA KOCHANSKA SEMBRICH Female Chorus #321 of Philadelphia, PA
HEJNAL  #323 of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY



The District VII, as well as all choruses depends on the generosity of Organizations, Businesses,  
Friends and fans for financial support. A Souvenir Program will be printed in lieu of a Journal.

Should you wish to show your appreciation by assisting us in this endeavor, you may consider having
your name listed under one of the following headings:


TITANIUM SPONSOR - $1000

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $500

GOLD SPONSOR - $300

SILVER SPONSOR - $200

BRONZE SPONSOR - $100

FRIEND - $50


Kindly make checks payable to PSAA – District 7 and mail it in the enclosed envelope to:

 Z.Jeff Pogorzelski, District 7 Treasurer, 1324 Winslow Ave., Union, NJ 07083


Deadline for ticket reservations and/or one-line listing:
SEPTEMBER 20,  2017


Tickets for Banquet also available at the Cracovia Manor:
973-473-8527


Bernice "Bronia" Gruszka (nee Dziedzinski)
1937-2017 Honorary President of the Polish Singers Alliance of America.

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the death of Bernice Gruszka on September 21, 2017.  A life-long singer in a number of choirs beginning in elementary school, she sang with Paderewski Choral Society #282 for 43 years and continued her singing with Marcella Kochanska Sembrich Choir #321, where she participated in its first place award in the Female category at the 51st International Convention Competition in Philadelphia this past May.  Bernice served as choir president and served four terms as President of the Central Administration of the Polish Singers Alliance of America, where she oversaw the updating of the By-Laws and its headquarter move to the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark, NJ, prior to its move to District IX.  She was instrumental in the completion of the PSAA history book.  An honorary member since 1986, she also was named as an Honorary President of the organization.  She was active in various civic, religious and community organizations in the Philadelphia area.  She has been decorated by the Stowarszyszenie Weteranii Armiji Polskiej, the Polski Zwiazek Chorow i Okiestr, and by the Polish Government's Cavalier's Cross of the Order of Merit.  She is survived by two children, Edward and Mark, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Read all about the PSAA!

   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.  

   Cost is $25 incl. shipping and handling.  
Send check to PSAA c/o Fran Cirbus, 4741 Brentwood Drive, Williamsville, NY  14221.

Other Links:

Jutrzenka Singing Society

Polonia Music
Chopin Singing Society/Facebook

Filarets / Facebook

Aria Chorus

Lira Ensemble
Oginki Men’s Choir

Polonia Paderewski
Polonia Choir

Polish American Congress

Polish National Alliance

Marcella Kochanska
Sembrich Female Chorus / Facebook
Polonijna Akademia Chóralna

PSAA News

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