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Pittsburgh Concert Chorale's Sixth Annual Festival of Choirs Coming Oct. 15
Featuring Choirs from City Charter High School, Shaler Area High School and South Fayette High School

PITTSBURGH (September 29, 2017) – Pittsburgh Concert Chorale is pleased to present the sixth annual"Pittsburgh Sings! Pittsburgh Concert Chorale's Festival of Choirs"in the historic Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. This event will feature talented choirs from City Charter High School, Shaler Area High School and South Fayette High School. Each high school choir will perform individually and then join with Pittsburgh Concert Chorale to sing selections from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in a dramatic finale.

"Pittsburgh Sings! continues to grow as our signature outreach event. Now in its sixth year, this festival has enabled the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale to feature more than 800 students on the stage of the beautiful Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. We are excited to bring together choirs from various parts of Pittsburgh to share their music with each other and to perform together. There is tremendous, high quality choral singing taking place in our area high schools, and this event celebrates the fine work being done by the students and their conductors," said PCC Music Director Susan Medley.

The Festival of Choirs was first conceived by Medley, who wanted to create an outreach event that would give high school singers the opportunity to perform for each other, sing in a spectacular venue, and collaborate to perform a work that they might otherwise not have the opportunity to perform. This spirit of collaboration between the high school choirs and with the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale is at the center of Pittsburgh Sings! Medley visits each high school prior to the Festival to work with the singers on the Carmina burana selections. The day of the Festival, in addition to performing on their own, the three high school choirs combine with the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale to present an unforgettable finale more than 250 voices strong.

"The Festival concert is a special experience for the singers and for our audience. As one of the conductors whose students performed in last year's Festival told me recently, 'Lifetime memories were made that day.' That's what it's all about," Medley said.

Tickets are $5 for adults; children 11 and under are admitted FREE. PCC season ticket holders receive two FREE Festival tickets along with their purchase; details are on the PCC website.

The Festival of Choirs is the first stop of the PCC's 2017-2018 33rd Season. Go to www.PCCsing.org to order tickets, call 412.635.7654 or purchase them at the door.

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