Heinz Chapel Choir

Pitt Choirs Showcase 2018

The Pitt Choirs Showcase returns with performances from Heinz Chapel Choir, the Men’s Glee Club, and Women’s Choral Ensemble. The three choral groups will present a varied program featuring works from North America, Europe, and Africa and in styles ranging from Palestrina to ABBA.

Heinz Chapel Choir Spring Concert: Tuneful Turning

HCC's spring concert is called Tuneful Turning and explores music set to texts that embrace analogy, inviting listeners to use their imaginations as well as their ears. The central work in the performance is John Corigliano's Fern Hill, a lyrical setting of the well-known Dylan Thomas poem and an unusual challenge for HCC, as it's accompanied by string quartet and harp. All other repertoire, including pieces by Eriks Esenvalds, Daniel Elder, William Billings, Giovanni Palestrina, and C. V. Stanford, are a cappella.

Heinz Chapel Chamber Choir Festival

Three outstanding high school chamber choirs join Heinz Chapel Choir for a celebration of a cappella singing. This year's guests include Greater Latrobe High School (Rachel Surden, director), Huntingdon Area High School (Nin Hiles, director), and Mifflin County High School (Sherry Morgan, director). The program is free and open to the public and will include performances from the three guest choirs and Heinz Chapel Choir.

2017 Ensemble Auditions and Sign Ups

Auditions will be held for Department of Music student ensembles at the beginning of the fall term. Our choirs and instrumental ensembles are open to students throughout the University and you are encouraged to apply regardless of your major. Below, please find specific audition requirements for each of our ensembles.

African Music and Dance Ensemble

Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert, Dec. 10

Join Heinz Chapel Choir for this inspiring holiday tradition.

Tickets are available through the University of Pittsburgh Stages Box Office, by calling 412-624-7529, or visiting music.pitt.edu/tickets. All concerts take place at Heinz Memorial Chapel. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Monday, October 16, 2017 and must be purchased in advance. General admission is $15; students and seniors are $10.