Handel's "Occasional Oratorio"
Presented by: Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
Handel's Occasional Oratorio was written in 1746, the South Bank brochure diplomatically says, to rally London audiences and to celebrate the defeat of a threatened invasion by the Scots. Handel borrows liberally from earlier scores and includes a series of biblical paraphrases on the usual subjects of glorious victory and divine sword-wielding. Thomas Douglas conducts.
Date: 11/15/2014 -          11/16/2014
11/15 - 8:00 pm
11/16 - 4:00 pm

Location: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Av, Pittsburgh, PA

Holiday Happening
Presented by: Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
The program includes the Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham and also features collaboration with the Afro-American Music Institute Boys Choir. Several well-known and soon-to-be-favorites will complete this exciting program conducted by Thomas Douglas.
Date: 12/06/2014 -          12/07/2014
12/06 - 8:00 pm
12/07 - 4:00 pm

Location: St. Agnes Center, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA

Honegger's "King David"
Presented by: Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
Arthur Honegger's "Le roi David" (King David) was composed in Switzerland in 1921 and is classified as an oratorio -- or more specifically as a dramatic psalm. The work is separated into twenty-seven sections or movements across three parts, and includes dramatic elements interspersed in the music. The work combines several musical styles ranging from Gregorian chant to Baroque to jazz.
Date: 04/25/2015 -          04/26/2015
04/25 - 8:00 pm
04/26 - 4:00 pm

Location: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 South Dithridge St., Pittsburgh, PA