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Pitt-Greensburg Chorale & Chamber Singers

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Sing Evermore!

Fall Concert

Thursday, December 2 & Friday, December 3

7:30pm Campana Chapel

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Music of Gwyneth Walker

& Johannes Brahms

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Pitt-Greensburg Chorale & Chamber Singers

Voice & Piano Studio Musicians

Chorale

  • Liebesliederwaltzes (Brahms)
  • Sing Evermore! (Walker)

Chamber Singers

  • There Was a Tree (Gustav Holst)
  • Abendfeier in Venedig (Clara Schumann)

Studios

  • Angelfish (Gaudet) & Burlesque in G-Maj (Anon) - Renee Patricio
  • ​​Homura (LiSA) - Patricio
  • Vedrai Carino, from Don Giovanni (Mozart) - Zoe McLaughlin
  • Röslein dreie in der Reihe blühn so rot (Brahms) - Madison Vogel
  • I Know It's Today, from Shrek (trio)

Semper Collaetemur:

We May Ever Rejoice

Spring Concert

Thursday, April 7 & Friday, April 8

7:30 PM EST

Chorale

  • Alleluia (Randal Thompson)
  • 3 Motets (Sir Edward Elgar)
  • "I'm Not Getting Married Today" from Company (Stephen Sondheim)
  • If Music Be the Food of Love (David Dickau)

Listen - Chorale Channel on YouTube

2018-19

A Great Vision

Wednesday, 11/28/18 - with pre-concert talk and concert

Friday, 11/30/18

Spectrum Concert

Friday, 3/22/19

 

2017-18

Raise a Glass!

Friday, 12/1/17

In Song

Friday, 4/13/18

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. Our singers continue to find community, friendship, love of music, and hope as they sing safely together: we invite you to see and hear us as we present Semper Collaetemur: We Shall Ever Rejoice this April 7 and 8, and also revisit our Fall Concert Sing Evermore!

Last Year, our choirs continued to sing safely through the pandemic, and gave two livestreamed performances: Our Trees Bear Fruit and  A Window Into Our Workshop: Choral singing in the age of COVID-19.

Previously, Chorale joined the Kassia Ensemble of Pittsburgh in Fall 2019 for their first concert together since 2015 for First Noël - music of Saint-Saëns, Bach, Handel, and more. In the Fall of 2018, they offered A Great Vision, music of great awe and inspiration, highlighted by Benjamin Britten's seminar work Hymn to St. Cecilia. The concert tied together works of great Romantic and Impressionist composers Rossini, Boulanger, and Debussy in one of Chorale's most ambitious programs. We were proud to sing She Who Would Bind You by St. Louis composer Dr. Tristan Frampton, who joined us onstage to conduct its premiere.

And in the Spring of 2019, Chorale was honored to join the Westmoreland Symphony, its Westmoreland Symphony Chamber Singers, and Seton Hill's Una Voce, for a one-night performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, on the stage of the Palace Theatre in Greensburg!

The Chorale ahs shared music of the great masters Haydn and Mendelssohn, highlighting great choruses from their seminal oratorios The Seasons and Elijah. This focus on music from masterworks followed its performances of previous years. In 2016, its holiday concert featured the great choruses of Handel's Messiah; the year previous, it collaborated with the Kassia Ensemble for the Faure Requiem. Its Spring 2016 concert featured the world premiere of To Joy by composer Tyler Stampe, winner of the Busan Choral Festival Composition Competition, as well as selections of the 2016 Spring Musical Man of La Mancha.

In years past, they have worked 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 Gwyneth Walker, Herbert Howells, Gyorgy Orban, J. Aaron McDermid, Joaquim Serra, Joan Casas, Steve Heitzeg, Daniel Pinkham, Allen Friedman, and John Williams.