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Music in a Great Space, the concert series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, celebrates its 25th anniversary season by announcing the following performances during the 2017-2018 concert season:

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.: Musica Mundana and guests present Canticum (Limited Seating)
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.: The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band presents Heritage Brass, in conjunction with the Shadyside House Tour
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.: Tenor Eric Rieger and pianist J.J. Penna present Voyage of Life
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata and Chatham Baroque present Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) Strings, conducted by PYSO Assistant Conductor Edward Leonard, present Simply Strings
  • Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata presents Heaven to Earth: Earth to Heaven, with special guests the Pittsburgh Girls Choir  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: Pianist Abigail Eagleson, flutist Anna Cooper, and oboist Natalie Beckenbaugh
  • Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: Organist Katelyn Emerson, co-sponsored with the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh  (Ticketed Concert)

As part of the series’ silver anniversary celebration, there will be no charge for admission to Music in a Great Space concerts throughout the 2017-2018 season. Some exceptions apply for co-sponsored concerts, such as those presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Camerata and the Organ Artists Series; these concerts will require tickets, and ticket costs vary according to the series partner’s pricing schedule. Pittsburgh Camerata tickets may be purchased online in advance at www.pittsburghcamerata.org. Organ Artists Series tickets may be purchased online in advance at www.organseries.com. For all other concerts, donations will be accepted and appreciated.

For more information on the Music in a Great Space series, call 412-682-4300 or visit www.shadysidepres.org.

In addition, the church welcomes the community to the following music-filled events, which are also free and non-ticketed:

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.: Requiem, by Gabriel Fauré, presented by the Shadyside Chancel Choir with orchestra
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.: Gloria, by Francis Poulenc, presented by the Shadyside Chancel Choir
  • Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 9:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, with an extended choral and string prelude at 8:40 p.m. featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir and the Shadyside Strings
  • Friday, March 30, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.: Good Friday Evening of Music and Readings, featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir
  • Sunday, April 1, 2018, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.: Easter Services of Worship, featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir, brass, and percussion

Candlelight vespers during Advent and Lent feature the Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir:

  • Wednesdays in Advent at 7:00 p.m.: December 6, 13, and 20, 2017
  • Wednesdays in Lent at 7:00 p.m.: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, and 21, 2018

And finally, Shadyside Presbyterian Church again will present “Music for Midsummer Nights” in June 2018:

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata, presents How Can I Keep from Singing?: An Evening of American Music  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.: Lyric Fest presents “Happy Birthday, Irving Berlin!” with mezzo-soprano Suzanne DuPlantis, baritone Randall Scarlatta, and pianist Harold Evans
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.: James W. Iman, piano
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.: Justin M. Wallace, organ

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. Free on-street parking is available surrounding the church.

The Music in a Great Space concert series is a memorial to Lydia Schulze Saul, made possible by a generous act by her son, William E. Saul, upon his death in 1995 — a wonderful and lasting legacy.

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