Music from Heaven and earth
Our 2013-14 season is titled Music from Heaven and Earth because we seek through an expanded 6 concert series to celebrate the very best of earthly ecstasy, heavenly bliss, and the constant attempts to merge the two. Highlights of the season will include our reunions with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra, and River City Brass and a new partnership with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic. Join us on a year-long look at the way choral music helps us see ourselves more clearly and experience things beyond ourselves for the first time.
Music from Heaven ~ Light and Joy
September 29, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, Greensburg
Experience an evening that reaches the heavens and captures a divine collection of angelic choral music. The Westmoreland Choral Society reunites with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet and the Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra to present a program highlighted by Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and the familiar movements of Vivaldi’s Gloria. This evening of music and dance will touch your heart and let your soul sing.
Music where Heaven and Earth meet ~ Christmas Splendor
December 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m.- First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg
Celebrate the holiday season with The Westmoreland Choral Society and Westmoreland Children’s Chorus. Staged in the beautiful seasonal splendor of the neo-gothic sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg, the concert will allow listeners to experience the radiance of the Christmas season through traditional and contemporary carols, popular selections from Handel’s Messiah, Carol of the Bells and so much more!
River City Brass and Westmoreland Choral Society and Children's Chorus
December 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m.- Palace Theater, Greensburg
By popular acclaim, we again combine with Maestro James Gourlay and the River City Brass to bring the sounds of Christmas to Greensburg. This year the Westmoreland Children’s Chorus will join us for this performance. Celebrate the season with brass and voices interpreting carols new and old in an exciting way – a great new tradition to usher in the season. Tickets are only available for this concert through RCB only.
Purchase tickets. (River City Brass Band Website)
Children's Chorus Festival
March 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m.- Zion Lutheran Church, Greensburg
Music From Heaven - Wondrous Love
March 30, 2014, 4:00 p.m.- First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg
Beethoven’s exuberant Hallelujah from his oratorio Mount of Olives contrasts with the sublime Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre in this celebration of the heavenly love we find on earth. This concert features participation by Sylvia Andrae and Edgar Highberger, the Westmoreland Choral Society’s accompanist emeritus.
Music from Earth ~ Music from Your Neighborhood
May 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m.- Waterworks Pub & Banquet Complex, Greensburg
WCS and Westmoreland Children’s Chorus
“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.” Music from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and Sesame Street set the stage for a gala evening of song and celebration. Join us for a cabaret of choruses and solos, light food, decadent desserts, and Chinese auctions that will tickle your fancies and memories.
Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Pittsburgh Philharmonic
May 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m.- TBD, Greensburg
May 17, 2014, TBD, Pittsburgh Area
WCS and the Pittsburgh Philharmonic join forces for 2 performances of Beethoven’s final symphonic masterpiece: the 9th Symphony (the Choral Symphony). Enjoy an evening of majestic music that will transport you beyond your earthly senses. Tickets for this concert available through North Hills Philharmonic only.