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Update: Press Release
Heinz Chapel Choir Presents Fall Concert
On Sunday October 12 the Heinz Chapel Choir will offer a concert of a cappella music from America, Italy, Russia, Ireland, China and many other countries. Composers Paul Tschesnokoff, Gioachino Rossini, and Paul McCartney will be represented in a concert in which the variety of the program ranges from sacred music to the Beatles. In preparation for their upcoming tour of China the Choir will sing Fenyang Song, a folk song evoking traditional Chinese percussion arranged by award-winning contemporary composer Chen Yi. The concert takes place on Sunday, October 12 at 3 p.m. in Heinz Chapel and is free to the public.
For over 65 years the Heinz Chapel Choir has presented a cappella music from a wide variety of traditions. Most of its Pittsburgh concerts are held in the Heinz Memorial Chapel on the University campus. In addition to its fall and spring concerts, the choir presents an annual series of four Christmas concerts that are sold out long in advance.
Every other year the choir goes on tour, most recently to South America. Other tours have included Scandinavia (2004) Italy and Croatia (2001), Spain and France (1998), Greece and Italy (1995), and Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Switzerland (1992).