University of Pittsburgh

Heinz Chapel Choir

We hope you enjoy these recordings from the Heinz Chapel Choir's 2015 Holiday concert series!

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Joshua Shank: Gabriel's Message

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Pentatonix: That's Christmas to Me

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arr. Stacey V. Gibbs: Go, Tell It on the Mountain

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Kenyan Folk Song/arr. Shawn Kirchner: Wana Baraka


For more than 75 years, the Heinz Chapel Choir has presented a cappella music from a variety of time periods and cultural traditions and in a wealth of languages. The Choir’s home for the majority of its Pittsburgh performances is the Heinz Memorial Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh campus. The ensemble can be heard in the early fall Choral Showcase (with the Pitt Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Choral Ensemble), in their highly regarded holiday concert series (broadcast for the past 15 years on WQED-FM), in their spring concert, and at special University functions. The Heinz Chapel Choir is currently under the direction of its tenth conductor, Dr. Susan Rice.

An auditioned ensemble, the Choir is composed of students pursuing many and diverse areas of study in major, minor and certificate concentration. The talented members devote four hours per week for rehearsals, attend Choir Camp each semester, and receive one college credit for their participation.

The Heinz Chapel Choir tours regularly in the spring after the close of the academic semester. The ensemble will sing a brief domestic tour in early May 2016 in Washington, D.C. and the Philadelphia metro area; the next two-week international tour is scheduled for spring 2017. Previous international tours include the Balkans (2014), Peru and Bolivia (2012), China and Hong Kong (2009), and Brazil (2006).

Additional information about the Heinz Chapel Choir, including audition information and a current performance calendar, can be found on the ensemble’s website.

For Department of Music concert information and tickets, call 412-624-4125, or visit our Events Calendar 

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