Posted: Friday May 3, 2013
May 3, 2013
Twenty-four members of the Saint Vincent Camerata performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the Petersen Events Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh as part of the "Singing City Choir" on Saturday, April 20.
More than two thousand singers were brought together for what has been called "a large-scale, historic concert event and a cultural milestone for the city of Pittsburgh," the inaugural concert for the week-long "Music for the Spirit Festival.”
With Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the extraordinary ensemble of voices from the Pittsburgh region and surrounding areas performed the "Dies Irae" from the Verdi Requiem, the Chorale Finale of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection," as well as the world premiere of a newly commissioned work for a cappella choir by Pittsburgh native, Jonny Priano. The "Singing City Choir" was intended to celebrate the power of music to promote and spread a universal and spiritual message.
Pictured during a rehearsal at the Petersen Center are the participating members of the Camerata, including Saint Vincent College students Emily Fisher, Julia Hlavacik, Jessica Kissel, Maria Lang, Mary Vanden Berk, John Meyerhofer, Brian Myers, Jonathan Jacobeen and Thomas Waruszewski.
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