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Update: The article in The Pitt News is here.
For your listening pleasure, here are a few excerpts from the Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert. Have a safe and happy holiday! The Shepherd's Carol shepherds_carol.mp3 Jesus the Light of the World jesus_light.mp3 and finally, Christmas Time is Here
Last year the Men's Glee Club commissioned a composition by David N. Childs titled The Silent Land and gave the premiere during their spring concert. The Club's director, Richard Teaster, received word this week that The Silent Land will be published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing.
gleeclubsp08_2.JPG Richard Teaster led the Men's Glee Club in a performance at First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh. The group was in top form having recently performed at the Men's Chorus International Seminar (an adjudicated event). The first excerpt from their concert is a a John Dowland madrigal, Come, Come Again.
This year's Gamelan Ensemble concert presented a broad range of traditional and popular Indonesian music. The first excerpt, Sampak, is an example of traditional Gamelan music. sampak.mp The second excerpt features the Dangdut Cowboys performing Jablai Jam with singers Rita Tila and Ening Rumbini. Dangdut is a form of popular Indonesian music.
Or you could just call it a "spective" since, starting from early in the month we'll be sharing some highlights from the musical feast provided by our ensembles and outstanding soloists. The first two excerpts are from the Honors Recital helf on April 7 in Bellefield Hall Auditorium. Kaitlin Mitchell, who just completed her freshmen year, performed Medelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso. kaitlinmitchell.mp3
UPDATE: Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's review of the concert.
The University Times published an extensive article about faculty/staff bloggers at Pitt, including a nice chunk toward the end on the music department's blog. You can read the story here.
Roger Zahab and the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present an ambitious program to end their fall semester. The concert will include Mendelssohn’s well known Hebrides Overture (also known as Fingal’s Cave), Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, and the premiere of a composition by Pitt student composer Matthew Shepherd. Titled Entremet, Shepherd’s work will feature the orchestra’s wind and percussion sections. The concert takes place on Wednesday, December 5 at 8 p.m. at Bellefield Hall Auditorium (315 S.
On Friday November 30, the University of Pittsburgh Men’s Glee Club and director Richard Teaster will present Joseph Rheinberger’s Mass in F, Op. 190, with organist Donald Fellows. Duquesne University’s Pappert Men’s Chorale will also join the Glee Club as guest artists. Along with the Rehinberger Mass, the program will feature a variety of holiday music, including carols from Austria, Italy, and France and American holiday classics. Listen to the Men's Glee Club sing Cantate Domino, a track from their most recent CD.

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