Theoria, a quartet of four professional vocalists, will return to Pottstown to perform an a cappella concert of beautiful Slavic and other Eastern European Christmas music and Western carols on Sunday, December 16 at 4 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 301 Cherry Street, Pottstown. This concert is free and open to the public.
Theoria was founded by Andrew Skitko, of Pottstown, who also directs the ensemble. Skitko regularly performs with the Opera Philadelphia chorus, as well as the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir and The Same Stream Choir, which has recorded several albums of new choral music and recently performed in New York. He is an assistant producer and singer for The Ukrainian Art Song Project and the Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute based at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music.
He recently received a grant from The Eparchy of Passaic to expand the Theoria ensemble and perform as the choir-in-residence in New York City at St. Mary’s Byzantine Greek Catholic Church as part of a 2019 liturgical concert series.
Skitko is the paid cantor at the Assumption Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church in Trenton, where Theoria frequently performs, and he has served as a cantor at St. John’s church (Pottstown) and St. Michael’s Byzantine Church in Mont Clare, Pa.
Skitko also is a private voice teacher in the Pottstown area.