Pittsburgh Concert Chorale presents Bella Musica!
Classical March Concerts Sample Italian Melodies Rich in Culture
PITTSBURGH (February 12, 2018) – The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale takes its audiences on a journey to Italy with its Bella Musica! concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 3, at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Ingomar United Methodist Church. Pittsburgh audiences will be the first to hear this music before the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale takes it on tour in July.
The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale’s annual classical performances will offer works by Verdi, Rossini, Monteverdi, Puccini, and many others. Sounds range from centuries-old masterpieces to more current offerings such as “That’s Amore” and “Volare.”
“Italy has a tremendous heritage of beautiful melodies, and the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale is enjoying this challenging, varied repertoire,” Music Director Susan Medley said. “From sacred Renaissance motets by Palestrina and Viadana, to opera choruses by Puccini and Verdi, to Italian folksongs like ‘Santa Lucia,’ we will take you on a musical journey through cathedrals, opera houses, piazzas, and on a Venetian gondola. In July the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale will embark on a concert tour of Italy, performing concerts in Rome, Florence, Ravenna and Venice. We are excited to premier these concerts for our audiences right here in Pittsburgh. Viene ad ascoltare una bella musica! Come and listen to beautiful music!”
Bella Musica! is the third 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 concert, “Sounds of the Season” took place on December 1, 2 and 3 (with a sing-along Messiah Sing the following week). The season will wrap up with a pops concert, Hooray for Hollywood! on May 5 and 6. 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.