Concert Details

Saturday, July 30 at 6:00 PM

St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church

Corner of Grand and Malone | Trenton | NJ

Suggested Donation: $35/ticket

Proceeds directly benefit Ukrainian relief efforts

Featuring Ukrainian music selections and

Frank La Rocca’s “Requiem for The Homeless”

with  solo and chamber works for strings and voices

about the music

“O Vos Omnes” is text taken from the Tenebrae vigil service during Passion Week in Christian circles - traditionally held as the darkest time of the year in Christian spirituality. Selections include Ukrainian art and folksongs and a variety of smaller pieces for string instruments and voices. The centerpiece of the concert is the “Requiem for the Homeless” by living composer, Frank La Rocca, who inserts a setting of “O Vos Omnes” at the end of the traditional Requiem mass structure.

Image by Max Kukurudziak

Frank La rocca

Frank La Rocca is the grandson of early 20th century Ukrainian

immigrants who made a home in Trenton, and this piece was selected as it relates to the plight of all those displaced by the war in Ukraine, and the deep spiritual traditions of Ukrainian people.


“My grandparents came to Trenton in 1918 from Ukraine to escape the Bolsheviks.  They lived and worked among other Ukrainian and Polish immigrants. Stepan and Anna Siminowicz were good, simple people who loved their adopted country, but remained immersed in their native tongue and customs within their Ukrainian-Polish enclave in Trenton."

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Thank you to these local businesses who have sponsored this event:

1100 Dental

LMT Mercer Group, INC.