Music & Arts Series
Admission is free, with the exception of the Verdi Requiem; a freewill offering will be gratefully accepted at each program. We look forward to welcoming you!
Sunday, November 16
4:00 p.m. at
Upper Saint Clair High School Theater
Christine Hestwood, conductor
The Westminster chancel choir will be joined by professional soloists, the high school’s Pantheon choir, and the Academy Chamber Orchestra. An unforgettable concert experience of a dynamic combination of operatic drama and symphony, set to the Latin text of the Mass for the Dead.
Purchase tickets online.
Student/Senior Citizen: $10
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Tickets will also be sold in the Gallery each Sundy between services, and during the week from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Music has the power to touch the human spirit, transcending time, place, boundaries and language and spurring understanding and connection. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are deeply committed to music’s ability to promote and spread a spiritual and universal message, and to that end invite the public to two free “Music for the Spirit” concerts.
Thursday, November 20
7:30 p.m. in
Saturday, November 22
8:00 p.m. at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, Cranberry
The annual Music for the Spirit concerts are especially important to Maestro Honeck as he champions music’s ability to promote dialogue among faiths. This year’s program will include works by Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, and Beethoven, among others, as well as readings from religious texts, poems and other sources.
Along with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a new chamber choir composed of community members and directed by Christine Hestwood and Robert Page, the Music for the Spirit Chamber Choir, will be featured during the performance. Also appearing are Pittsburgh-based soprano Sari Gruber and actor Don Marinelli, who will narrate.
General admission tickets are free to the public and are now available. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or by visiting the Pittsburgh Symphony online. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert’s start time.
MT. LEBANON PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Friday, December 5
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Richard T. Minnotte, director
Thirty years ago, Mt. Lebanon Percussion began with 15 high school students, performing one song at the Concert Band’s spring program. Since then, the program has grown to include 175 students in grades 4-12 and features over 15 performances per season.
With eight concert ensembles, four specialty ensembles and the marching percussion section, Mt. Lebanon Percussion has become recognized as one of the premier public school percussion programs in the United States. WQED-FM (Pittsburgh’s NPR station) calls Mt. Lebanon Percussion, “…a success beyond belief.”
MARCO PANUCCIO, Tenor
Sunday, December 7
3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Emmy-nominated production, O Holy Night -- An Afternoon of Holiday Song.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Sunday, December 14
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Christine Hestwood, conductor
A Christmas tradition, Westminster’s annual Christmas concert is certain to put you in the seasonal mood, evoking memories of Christmases past and creating new memories for Christmases future. The Cherub, Junior, and Chancel choirs along with the Westminster Ringers, combine to present sounds of the season and music favorites, giving those in audience the opportunity to sing along with some favorite Christmas carols.