As President of the NUC board of directors, let me tell you a little history of this organization.
Originally, the United Choirs began in the Central Diocese and mostly consisted ofthe Scranton area parishes. Bishop Hodur instituted the organization on September 19, 1932. Around the same time in the Western diocese, the choirs began "uniting" from the local and seniorate level. Many other areas began developing, joining with neighboring parishes for concerts and dances. It wasn't until the convention of 1962 in Albany, NY that saw the representation from all five dioceses of the Polish National Catholic Church in attendance. At that convention, the decision was made to hold a convention every two years, the next in 1964 in Carnegie, PA.
In 1964, the name was officially changed to the National United Choirs. This joined all of the parish and seniorate or "circle" choirs together. Alan Michalski was the first president elected at the 1964 convention.
The constitution and by-laws were adopted shortly thereafter.
As a subset of the organization, the music scholarship program was instituted with endowments. Any member of the PNCC taking music lessons outside of school,is eligible to apply for a scholarship. The reviewers meet yearly to make the recommendations for the awards.
Eastern Diocese choir members gather to sing for Blessing of Holy Oils
Subject: Consecration photos upload page - let people know about it.
Chris Navarro of St. Joseph's PNCC in Davie, FL, has created a page to upload photos of Bishop Paul's consecration. It is very easy to use; one would click the "browse" button, select the photos, then click OK to upload them.