The members of the Heinz Chapel Choir have finished their final exams and left campus for hearth and home for the winter holidays, but we left a piece of our hearts behind in the Heinz Memorial Chapel. We hope you’ll listen to the re-broadcast/audio stream of our December 9 holiday concert, Hearts all aglow, via WQED-FM on Christmas Day at 1:30pm ET. If you aren’t in Pittsburgh to listen at 89.3 FM on your radio, please click the “now playing” button at https://www.wqed.org/fm. You’ll be able to find a PDF of the concert program at the WQED link or here right now.
In addition to resting and recharging, the members of HCC are spending the winter break applying for (or dusting off!) their passports and looking forward to getting to work on our tour repertoire in January. Thanks to your generous support, our International Tour fundraising campaign reached 100% of our stretch goal yesterday! These funds will go directly to the singers in the form of a tour scholarship that reduces their financial contribution to the trip by over fifty percent. It means so much to the choir to have this opportunity to travel, perform, learn about and experience the cultures of England, Scotland, and Wales, and to make lasting memories together. We all understand that this would not be possible without your contributions and we’re even more determined to make you proud.
Thank you, again, for helping to make this tour (and everything that we'll learn from it) a possibility. We appreciate each one of you so much. Please watch our website and social media to share our adventures in the UK from May 2-14, 2023. In the meantime, please accept our gratitude and warm wishes for your holiday season.
We have made music!
Dr. Susan Rice and the members of the Heinz Chapel Choir