Church choirs an their cultural-missionary activity (Humor and Câmpulung-Moldovenesc areas), in the interwar period in Bukovina

6 August 2018

Church choirs express the presence of a religious life in the parish. Most church choirs emerged right after The Great Union. They were ploughmen’s, peasant’s, archers’ choirs. They were led by church singers, trained in schools and by ordinary people, of various occupations, who had talent and love for choral singing. Generally, they would sing regularly on Sundays and holidays. In the Câmpulung-Moldovenesc and Humor areas, the church choirs would participate in the contests organized by the Metropolitan and the best were also invited outside Bukovina. The Great Feasts would enjoy the presence of the choirs that were really singing and chanting. The role of the choirs was to cultivate the parish, to make a mission through singing, to bring the people closer to God, to do propaganda and to unify the community. The choirs were subsidized by the Metropolitan and the dignity and organization of their leaders was demanded.