Pitt-Greensburg Chorale & Chamber Singers

Pitt-Greensburg Chorale

 

2017-18 Season

 

 

Fall Concert

Raise a Glass

featuring

Haydn

Selections from 13 Partsongs

"Juhe, Juhe! der Wein ist da!" from The Seasons

Mendelssohn

Selected Choruses from Elijah

Thursday, November 2
Friday, November 3

  • Campana Chapel
  • 7:30pm

Spring Concert

Thursday, March 15
Friday, April 16

  • Campana Chapel
  • 7:30pm

Listen

2014-15

Fischer: Shine

 

2013-14

Bridger: Ya Eres Mia

PDQ Bach: Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John

2012-13

Fischer: I Would Live In Your Love

Poulenc: Margoton Va T'a L'iau

2011-12

Whitacre: Seal Lullaby

Thompson: Last Words of David

About the Pitt-Greensburg Chorale and Chamber Singers

The Pitt-Greensburg Chorale and Chamber Singers are the University’s two choral ensembles. This Fall, the Chorale shares music of the great masters Haydn and Mendelssohn, highlighting great choruses from their seminal oratorios The Seasons and Elijah. In the Spring, Chorale intends to take its music on tour before returning to campus for two March concerts.

This focus on music from masterworks follows its last two years of exploring similar repertoire. Last year, Chorale offered a holiday concert featuring the great choruses of Handel's Messiah; in the year previous, it performed with the Kassia Ensemble of Pittsburgh the Faure Requiem, collaborating with cellist Katya Janpoladyan, leader of the newly-formed Kassia Ensemble. Its Spring 2016 concert featured the world premiere of To Joy by composer Tyler Stampe, recent winner of the Busan Choral Festival Composition Competition, as well as selections of the 2016 Spring Musical Man of La Mancha.

Previously, the Chorale has collaborated with composer Peter Fischer and Pitt-Greensburg graduate Elliot Sheedy on the film, Crown of Gamma, written and directed by Sheedy, and with the new piece Shine for chorus, piano, and cello, composed by Fischer for Chorale for this film. Chorale debuted its contributions to the film score in its Fall 2014 concert, world premiering Fischer's music live with presentation of the film. In the Spring of 2013, they were honored to premiere I Would Live in Your Love, also by Fischer. They have partnered with St. Vincent Strings to perform Schubert's great romantic work Messe in G dur (Mass in G). Chorale and Chamber Singers also have featured works such as Heinrich Schütz’s Die Sieben Worte, in collaboration with the Bevington Viol Consort of Pittsburgh. In December of 2011, their performance highlighted the music of composer Eric Whitacre and many others in a musical and visual collage telling the story of the Raven and the Light from northwest Indian mythology. They have also presented works such as Mozart's Missa Brevis in Bb, Bach's Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin (Cantata 144), selections from Brahms' Liebeslierwaltzes, scenes from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in collaboration with Seton Hill University, as well as contemporary choral compositions of Herbert Howells, Gyorgy Orban, J. Aaron McDermid, Joaquim Serra, Joan Casas, Steve Heitzeg, Daniel Pinkham, Joshua Bridger, Allen Friedman, and John Williams.