Erie County (PA) Genealogy

City of Erie - St Paul's Roman Catholic Church
The Junior Choir

Contributed by Rick Landers


The information below has been extracted from the Souvenir Dedication Program, March 17, 1935, for Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church. The church, located in the City of Erie on Walnut Street between 16th and 17th, had its beginning in May 1891. Ground was broken for a new House of Worship on August 19, 1928, but the economic recession at the end of the 1920s resulted in a partially completed building. With renewed funding efforts about 1933, the building was completed. Images of the pages in the dedication program have been scanned and provided by Rick Landers. Various individuals have assisted in transcribing the documents for presentation here. This particular page has been transcribed by Tammie Brown.


Souvenir Dedication Program

The Junior Choir

This group of excellent young ladies has had its work likened to an echo of an angelic choir. Treating the traditional hymns with exceptional beauty of expression and melody, these young people are an asset to devotional practices in every sense in which good choral work can therein assist. In some of the simpler examples and also in several complicated phases of classical church music, this Junior Choir has acquitted itself admirably amid universal approval of the parish church goers.

Much of the success which has attended the Choir is due to the patient and able efforts of the director, Mrs. Freida Kaiser Miller. A Junior Choir has always existed in the parish, but not until recent years and especially at the present time, has it progressed to the point of excellence it now enjoys. As far as it can be determined, it is the only church choir in the city that has advanced so thoroughly in two-part singing. Its members and director are an essential part of parochial in life in that they contribute much to the glory of God and to the edification of our people. Too much cannot be written here in gratitude and praise.

The present members are:
Eleanor Di PAULO Rose Di PAULO
Violet ALFIERI Michaelina DíONOFRIO
Rose DíNnOFRIO Josephine VALENTINE
Catherine VALENTINE Mary VIGLIONE
Lena FRANKLY Carmella CIFELLI
Sarah PIERI Olympia VENDETTI
Cotilda PELATO Mary UGINO
Mary LANDI Dora MORASCO
Rose MORASCO Violet PILLITERI
Frances PETTINATO Margaret MANTOAN
Louise FERRARO Evelyn ORLANDO
Camella SANTONE Amelia CLEMENTE
Antoinette GUAGLIARDI Catherine GUAGLIARDI
Genevieve PALERMO Amelia BARTONE
Carmella SAVILLI Florence AUGUSTINE
Anna AUGUSTINE Genevieve BRUNO
Evelyn Di TULLIO Anna De SANTIS

Girl's Junior Choir


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