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Polish Singers Alliance Of America
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.
Sunday, December 3 – 3:30 p.m.
St. Stanislaus Church, 123 Townsend Street – Buffalo 14212
Polish Singers Alliance of America District IX Annual Koledy
Chopin Singing Society, Kalina Singing Society,
Symfonia Choir of Hamilton and guests.
Free will offering
Some additional upcoming events:
December 8, 2017:
Lira Singers Dancers, and Chamber Players in performance of “A Polish Holiday” at Warren Woods Community Auditorium, East 12 Mile Road, Warren Michigan. Contact (773) 508-7040 or 1-800-547-LIRA
or visit www.liraensemble.org
December 9, 2017:
Lira Singers Dancers, and Chamber Players in performance of “A Polish Holiday” at the Center for the Arts SUNY at Buffalo (North Campus), 103 Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY. Contact Mary Lou Wyrobek at email@example.com or 875-7513 for tickets or contact the box office directly at (716) 645-ARTS
or through Ticket Fly (877) 987-6487.
December 10, 2017:
ARIA of Wallington, NJ presents their annual Christmas Fundraiser featuring carols,
Santa Clause, great food and drink, and a sing-a-long.
2 PM, Cracovia Manor 196 Main Avenue, Wallington NJ
For reservations, call 551-666-9352
December 17, 2017:
Oginski Male Chorus of Long Island, NY presents Polish carols and pastorals at St. Rose of Lima,
Rockaway Beach. Reception to follow.
1:45 PM, 130 Beach 84th st, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
Concert is free, donations are highly encouraged.
December 17, 2017:
Lira Singers and Chamber Players in performance at St. John Brebouf Church,
8307 N. Harlem, Niles, IL at 3:00 p.m. Call (773) 508-7040 for tickets
January 7, 2018:
Lira Singers and Chamber Players in performance at St. Andrew the Apostle Church,
768 Lincoln, Calumet City, IL at 3:00 p.m. Call (708) 862-4165 for tickets
January 21, 2018:
District VII's Annual Christmas Concert at St. Adalbert (Sw. Wojciecha) Parish in Philadelphia, PA.
Call Debbie Majka for details - 215-627-1391.
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.
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