University of Pittsburgh
April 9, 2009

Heinz Chapel Choir Celebrates 70th Anniversary Reunion

The Heinz Chapel Choir will be taking its first-ever trip to Asia for a four-city tour
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Heinz Chapel Choir is holding a 70th Anniversary Reunion celebration from April 17 to 19.

The event kicks off with a sing-along at 7:30 p.m. April 17 in Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, with a reception to follow at the Holiday Inn Select, University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. At 1p.m. April 18, the choir will host a campus walking tour. A dinner will be held at 6 p.m. in Pitt Alumni Hall's Connolly Ballroom, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on April 19, participants will gather for group pictures in the Connolly Ballroom. The event ends with the Annual Spring Concert, which will be held at 3 p.m. April 19 in the Heinz Memorial Chapel.

The campus walking tour and spring concert are free. The cost of the reunion dinner is $80, and the cost of Friday's sing-along is $10.

The Heinz Chapel Choir is an a cappella choir comprising many talented Pitt students. The group performs numerous concerts in the Heinz Memorial Chapel, including fall, holiday, and spring concerts.

This May, the Heinz Chapel Choir is heading to Asia for a four-city tour. The members will perform a capella repertoire from around the world at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the Xian Conservatory of Music in Xian, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, and the He Lu Ting Music Hall of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in Shanghai. It is the eighth time the choir has toured internationally and the first time the group is visiting Asia.

For more information, contact John Goldsmith at or 412-624-4508.