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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.

For Immediate Release

Montreal Organ Festival: July 1-7, 2017

For over 3 years, we have been working with collaborators from the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO), and the Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) planning our 2017 Regional Convention: The Montreal Organ FestivalJuly 2-6, with pre- and post-convention activities on July 1st and 7th. 
All are welcome to join us for this exciting week of music and camaraderie.

Here are a few of the reasons why you should stop whatever you are doing, and register, right now!

? Download our free mobile app Montreal Organ Festival for iPhone and Android to learn more about performers, venues, concerts, restaurants, etc. 
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The Montreal Sheraton is conveniently located, and venues are easily accessible on foot or by public transportation (subway/bus pass included with registration).  The favorable exchange rate means that Americans save over 25% of the listed CAD prices. The hotel block is currently 95% sold, and the deadline to book a room is May 31, 2017. We are making arrangements for an additional block of rooms to handle increased demand.  
Montreal is a bilingual, multicultural city, and all program and convention information will be available in English, you don’t need to speak French to enjoy this convention.  You will, however, need your passport!
It would be impossible to choose an artist or event as the most exciting aspect of the week. There will be excitement every single day – something for everyone: Cherry Rhodes, Nathan Laube, Olivier Latry, Roomful of Teeth, Kings College (London), Katelyn Emerson, Christian Lane, Renée Louprette, Jean-Baptiste Robin, Rachel Laurin, the list goes on and on!

It has been 25 years since the AGO, RCCO and RCO (England) joined forces for a convention in Montreal.  This convention, first a dream of former Councilor Lary Grossman and Valerie Hall, then President of RCCO, has been many years in the making.  Please join us in supporting our colleagues working to bring you this stellar regional convention. 
Registration for the convention and hotel is through this link: http://www.montrealorganfestival.org/registration.html

You will most certainly want to purchase a ticket for the 4th of July Cocktail which will be held on top of Montreal's iconic Place Ville-Marie, with stunning views of the city and the St. Lawrence River. Your ticket includes gourmet canapés, an open bar, and admission to the interactive galleries and exhibition hall. 

It is also recommended that you purchase the lunch option for July 4th, as the venues that day have limited dining options nearby.

If you have already registered and wish to add these options to your registration, you can modify your selections online, or email us at info@montrealorganfestival.org 

Whether or not you are able to join us in Montreal, we hope you will also consider supporting the Festival through a donation or sponsorship. We have a wide variety of giving possibilities available to fit any budget:
Donor Categories 
Sponsorship Opportunities
In addition to individual gifts, please consider encouraging your Chapter or your church to make a donation, or sponsor a student!
There is still room for a few ads in the program book, and a few exhibitors in the exhibition hall, so we have extended the deadline to book and submit ads until May 21, 2017.

See you in Montreal!
Best Regards,
The Montreal Organ Festival Steering Committee:
James Bailey, Peter Binsse, Scott Bradford, Neil Cockburn, Cheryl Duerr, Adrian Foster, Frederick Francis, Chris Grocholski, E Lary Grossman, Jean-Willy Kunz, Christian Lane, Thomas Leslie, Dion Lewis, Mark McDonald, Vivienne McKay, Esther Nui, Leslie Smith, Sara Taddio, Steven Young


Thomas Leslie

President, Montreal Organ Festival

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