All Events | Starting Sunday, December 1, 2013
Classic Guitar Ensemble
Michael Chapman, director.
A free concert of Christmas music for brass band, choir, organ and more. Donations welcome.
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
Now considered to be among the finest Baroque compositions, these concertos for the Margrave of Brandenburg were only rediscovered in 1849. Join Chatham Baroque and Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society in their very first collaboration as they realize the splendor of these beloved masterworks, concertos Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6, with 13 guest artists including Stephen Schultz, baroque flute; Josh Cohen, baroque trumpet; and Adam Pearl, harpsichord.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sounds Upstairs - Oakland Girls Choir
The Oakland Girls Choir sing a variety of holiday choral music from unison to four-part harmoy.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guenko Guechev, director.
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 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.
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.
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