Pittsburgh Concert Chorale presents Hooray for Hollywood!
Lights! Camera! Action! Be a Star with Music from the Movies!
PITTSBURGH (April 11, 2018) – The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale rounds out its season with its Pops performances, Hooray for Hollywood! Concerts will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday May 5, at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Ingomar United Methodist Church. Audience members can experience music of the movies ranging from the Golden Era to recent box office hits.
The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale’s annual pops concerts will offer works by ABBA, Carly Simon, Irving Berlin and many more. Songs range from classic gems like “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Thanks for the Memory” to hits from blockbusters like “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic and “A Thousand Years” from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, to Disney favorites “When You Wish upon a Star” and “Let It Go.” Guest musicians Bryan Sable, pianist, Julia Ihrig, bassist, and “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” percussionist Robert Rawsthorne add their talents to the glamorous singing of Hollywood’s cinematic sounds!
“Who doesn’t love going to the movies? And music is an enormous part of what makes a cinematic experience so memorable. The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale will take you on a musical journey spanning almost nine decades of hits from the movies. You’ll want to sing along – and we’ll be happy to have you do that!” Music Director Susan Medley said.
Hooray for Hollywood! is the final stop of the PCC’s 2017-2018 Season, which started with the sixth annual Pittsburgh Sings! Pittsburgh Concert Chorale’s Festival of Choirs on October 15th. Following the Festival, the Chorale’s holiday concerts, “Sounds of the Season,” took place on December 1, 2 and 3 (with a Messiah Sing-along the following week). Our March 3 and 4 concerts, Bella Musica! featured the music of Italy, including a cappella sacred classics, folk songs, and opera choruses. Many of these pieces will be performed in historic venues this summer when the PCC travels to Italy.
Individual concert tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the door. Prices are: Adults - $20 ($23 at the door); students - $8; and no admission cost for children 11 and under. All tickets, including group sales and subscriptions, may be ordered online at www.PCCsing.org or by calling 412.635.7654.