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All Events | Starting Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sherlock Holmes & The Crucifer of Blood
The Pittsburgh premiere of the play by Paul Giovanni adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story, "The Sign of the Four." Described as a “hilarious whodunit,” the play is directed by Matt Torney, and features David Whalen as Holmes and Justin Holcomb as Watson.

10th Annual Theatre Festival in Black & White - Holiday Edition!
This seasonal edition of PPTCO's signature one-act theatre festival pairs black directors with white playwrights, and white directors with black playwrights. There are two programs of one-act plays, ticketed separately.

Christmas Brasstacular
Ho ho ho! it's Christmas time. And what better way to celebrate than with the River City Brass and the choirs of Fox Chapel and Westmoreland Choral Society. Works to include: Sleigh Ride, A Christmas Festival, Santa Baby, holoday carol sing-alongs, and more.

Midnight Radio: Episode 5 - Animated Holidaze
Get ready to relive some great holiday memories with Animated Holidaze, an hilarious dubbed–over (adults-only) spin on classic animated holiday favorites with musical guests Cello Fury. Midnight Radio is Bricolage's hit live variety show in the style of a classic old-time radio, with vintage sound effects, commercial spoofs, and more.

Sounds Upstairs - Oakland Girls Choir
The Oakland Girls Choir sing a variety of holiday choral music from unison to four-part harmoy.

Carnegie Mellon Holiday Concert
Maria Sensi Sellner conducts the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs in holiday concerts featuring Bach's Cantata "Jauchzet, frohlocket", Holst's Wassail Song, Prokofiev's "Troika", Vivaldi's "Winter" from The Four Seasons, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Respighi's Fountains of Rome, Berlin's White Christmas, and other holiday favorites.

SiO2: High School Reunion
A first-time exhibition featuring the artwork of 12 alumni of PGC's SiO2 High School program, from the more than 500 students enrolled since 2002. Many continue to focus on glass as their primary medium, and this show highlights work by some of PGC's best young artists.

The Nicholas Feast in Johnstown
The Band of Brothers theater company tells the story of the real-life Saint Nicholas, while patrons dine on a traditional German holiday meal catered by Asiago's Restaurant. Adding to the entertainment is the choir of St. Paul United Church of Christ, of Somerset, directed by Bryan Lohr, in a program of period carols and songs. Reservations required by Nov. 25. 814 536-7986

Light the Night
Urban Impact and the Allegheny Center Alliance Church present a free concert and Christmas celebration featuring several performing groups, student choirs,and the Christmas story.

A Musical Christmas Carol
Pittsburgh CLO's A Musical Christmas Carol features the classic Charles Dickens tale set to favorite yuletide melodies. It stars Tom Atkins as Scrooge, Patrick Cannon as Young Scrooge, and Jeff Howell as Cratchit. The show runs Friday-Sunday and is for all ages.

Handel's Messiah
The world's most beloved oratorio is performed complete by Chatham Baroque, the Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble and the Calvary Choirs directed by Alan Lewis, with vocal soloists Kathy Linger, Susan Shafer, Guy Russo, and Robert Allen Kurth.

Opera Workshop
Guenko Guechev, director.

Honeck and the Tallis Scholars
The Tallis Scholars, one of the world's leading Renaissance vocal ensembles, celebrates their 40th anniversary this year. They'll sing a cappella on the first half, including Allegri's famous Miserere and works by Victoria and Bruckner. Bruckner's Symphony #4 "Romantic" has a detailed program about a medieval castle, knights on horseback, the beauty of Nature, and a hunt.

The Nutcracker
With a cast of nearly 50 students, Karen Prunzik's Broadway Dance Studio presents "The Nutcracker" -- the familiar Holiday tradition of Clara's Christmas Eve adventure. From the mysterious Drosselmeyer to the mischevious Fritz, to the amazement of a growing Christmas Tree, Snowflakes who pirouette, and Flowers that Waltz, and a Prince who is every girl's dream.

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker illuminates the stage with more than 150 performers, hundreds of costumes and choreography that displays the versatility of PBT dancers like no other production. With more than 20 unique casting combinations and 100 exuberant characters, this timeless holiday tradition delights dancers and audiences alike.

Sounds of the Season
Ring in the season with the 100-voice chorale presenting holiday classics, traditional Christmas carols and popular favorites with Music Director Susan Medley and organist David Billings.

Chatham University Choir
Candlelight concert.

Diane Schuur
Grammy-winning vocalist & pianist Diane Schuur inspires rave reviews across the globe, and swings with heartfelt intensity. Long regarded – and sometimes criticized – as an artist who has walked a tightrope between jazz and pop, Schuur sees her latest release, Some Other Time, as an unwavering statement about her commitment to the jazz tradition.

Piffaro - Drive the Cold Away
Piffaro's performs songs and dances that celebrate the various traditions of the season, from hymns and chorale settings for Advent by Michael Praetorius to delightful Sephardic tunes for Hannukah, from English songs and ballads to lively dances and popular tunes from across the continent, all set to Piffaro's wonderful array of shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, recorders, bagpipes, lute and harp. The incomparable soprano Laura Heimes joins Piffaro for this program of seasonal delights.

It Was All Shining: A Camerata Christmas
Artistic Director of The Pittsburgh Camerata since 1998, Rebecca Rollett has always loved programming the Christmas concert. Flutist Josie Kost and oboist Lenny Young again join the celebration creating musical links between the choral selections.

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