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Pitt-Greensburg Chorale & Chamber Singers

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¡A brincar, a bailar, a amar!

Fall Concert 2022

Thursday, November 17

& Friday, November 18 (also via Livestream)

7:30 PM Campana Chapel


Pitt-Greensburg Chorale & Chamber Singers

Students of Dr. Cynthia Ortiz

Debut of Pitt-Greensburg's new Instrumental Ensemble

Music at Pitt-Greensburg presents

¡A brincar, a bailar, a amar! - Come leap, dance, and love!

Full Program | Program Notes

This Fall, we celebrate music of Spanish language and heritage, including works of José Maurício Nunes Garcia and Juan de Anchieta. We sing of the tango and the vito through the music of Astor Piazzolla and Joni Jensen. We round our program with contemporary compositions of Faith Zimmer and Z. Randall Stroope, including his seminal Amor de mi Alma on the passionate text of Renaissance poet Garcilaso de la Vega - You are the Love of my Soul.


And, not only will voice students of Dr. Cynthia Ortiz perform solo works, we are proud to debut our new student-led instrumental ensemble, under the direction of sophomore Lucas Wycich and with music arranged by junior Aaron Zavatchan.


These concerts will take place live and in person on the campus of Pitt-Greensburg in Campana Chapel. They are free and open to the public...but please consider a donation to benefit the Chorale's Spring tour.

Spring Concert

Spring Concert 2023

Thursday, April 13 & Friday, April 14

7:30 PM Campana Chapel


Pitt-Greensburg Chorale & Chamber Singers

Students of Dr. Cynthia Ortiz & Mr. Matt Klumpp

The Campana Consort

Chorale

Featuring

  • If Music Be the Food of Love (David Dickau)
  • You Are the New Day (John David)
  • One Day (Matt Klumpp) - World Premiere
  • Shenandoah (James Erb)
  • Wayfaring Stranger (Michael Engelhardt)
  • Music of Elton John

Plus - Students of Cynthia Ortiz and Matt Klumpp

And - The Campana Consort, UPG's newest instrumental ensemble

Listen - Chorale Channel on YouTube

2021-22

Sing Evermore!

Friday, 12/3/21

Semper Collaetemur - We Shall Ever Rejoice

Friday, 4/8/22

2020-21

A Window into Our Workshop

Thursday, 11/12/20

Our Trees Bear Fruit

Thursday, 4/15/21

2019-20

First Noël

Wednesday, 11/20/19 - Preview of Full Performances

 

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

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

Last year, we were able to reopen our doors and bring our family, friends, and community back to Campana Chapel for Semper Collaetemur: We Shall Ever Rejoice in April 2022, and also Sing Evermore! in December 2021.

In the previous 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 has 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.