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Summer Concert Series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church

Shadyside Presbyterian Church presents “Music for Midsummer Nights,” a mini-series of concerts on Wednesday evenings in June, at 7:00 p.m.

As Music in a Great Space, the concert series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, concludes its 24th successful season, the church invites audiences to enjoy these programs:

  • Wednesday, June 7: The Pittsburgh Camerata and Chatham Baroque: Two of George Frideric Handel's Chandos Anthems (Tickets: $15; $10 for seniors 60 and older; free for students with valid identification. Tickets available for purchase through the church office.)
  • Wednesday, June 14: The Steel City Men’s Chorale (No tickets are necessary for admission.  Freewill donations will be accepted.)
  • Wednesday, June 21: The Pittsburgh Camerata: “A Chorus Divided: Music for Double Choir” (Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $5 for students with valid identification. Tickets available for purchase online at www.pittsburghcamerata.org.)
  • Wednesday, June 28: Raquel Winnica Young, mezzo-soprano, and Scott Pauley, theorbo (No tickets are necessary for admission.  Freewill donations will be accepted.)

The concert on June 21 occurs from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.; all others occur from 7:00 to 7:50 p.m.

Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s Director of Music Ministry, Mark A. Anderson, also serves as the Artistic Director for the Pittsburgh Camerata and will conduct the June 7 and 21 concerts. Richard Teaster is the director of the Steel City Men’s Chorale and will conduct its June 14 appearance on the series.

For information on other musical programs at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, including the church’s Music in a Great Space concert series, call 412.682.4300, or visit www.shadysidepres.org.

Shadyside Presbyterian Church is centrally located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s university district, just a few blocks away from the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.  The church is situated on the corner of Amberson Avenue and Westminster Place, only one block off Fifth Avenue at 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15232.  Free on-street parking is available surrounding the church.  Childcare is available during the concerts.

Summer@Eastman invites you to join us for two choral conducting workshops in July, led by Eastman's Director of Choral Activities William Weinert:

"Choral Artistry: Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy, Musicianship," July 10-14, 2017; http://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/choral-artistry-conducting-vocal-pedagogy-musicianship/

"Advanced Choral Conducting: Mendelssohn's Elijah and Howells' Requiem," July 17-21, 2017 (special guest faculty: Craig Hella Johnson); http://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/advanced-choral-conducting-mendelssohns-elijah-and-howells-requiem/


Tour Bach’s Organ World, July 17-28

Noted organist Lee Ridgway leads this year’s tour to cities and organs with connections to J. S. Bach, as well as other organs of historic importance. The tour is centered around Dresden, Leipzig, and Berlin, with day trips to Naumburg, Halle, Altenburg, Störmthal, Wittenberg, and Tangermünde. Organs include instruments by Silbermann, Scherer, Ladegast, and Sauer. Of particular importance are organs by Hildebrant and Trost which Bach played and knew well.

The tour, of which this is the 5th edition, originated with Quentin and Mary Murrell Faulkner, who had to withdraw for personal reasons. They asked Lee to take over the tour in their stead. Lee participated in two previous tours, and has extesnive experience with historic organs, including those on the tour.

Time is built into the schedule for organists to play the instruments, as well as hear about their history and restoration. But the tour is not only for organists! It is for anyone interested in historic cities, churches, and organs, and anyone interested in seeing the magnificent attractions of eastern Germany reborn since reunification. Plenty of time is in the schedule for sightseeing.

The well-organised tour includes stays in 4-star hotels, most meals, and travel by deluxe motorcoach. Accompanying the tour is English-speaking German guide, Lothar Mohlmann, who also assisted with the previous four tours.

For full details on the tour, see the Concept Tours web site at: http://www.concept-tours.com/tours/cultural-group-individual/

Also contact Lee directly with your questions: ridgway@mit.edu

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