The Heinz Chapel Choir is a well-noted and internationally recognized a cappella
choir consisting of many talented students from the University of Pittsburgh, and
directed by Dr. Susan Rice. The Choir performs numerous concerts in the breathtaking
Heinz Memorial Chapel, including
Fall, Christmas, and Spring concerts, as well as many concerts in various local
The Heinz Chapel Choir rehearses in the Bellefield Hall Auditorium every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m. In addition to the four hours of rehearsal each week, the Heinz Chapel Choir members also attend two choir camps, one in the fall and one in the winter. During these times, HCC members get to know each other and become closer as a group, all while rehearsing the music to be performed at concerts throughout the year. Additionally, once every three years, the Choir tours internationally.
To learn about our upcoming concerts and other events, view our calendar of events or contact us for more information. If you would like to audition to join us in the future, check out our audition information page.
|Time of Year||Commitment||Events|
|early October||most of a weekend||Our Fall Recital is held on a Friday evening.|
|mid-October||one full weekend||Fall Choir Camp, a "pack a bag and stay overnight" experience where we not only rehearse a lot of our music, but we really get to know each other and coalesce as a group.|
|early December||two weekends||Six highly-regarded Holiday Concerts held in Heinz Memorial Chapel, beginning with a free "dress rehearsal" concert for the campus community during regular rehearsal time. Two public ticketed concerts are then given on each of the following two weekends. In the intervening week, the Chancellor hosts a special private concert for University staff. (And everything's done in time for Finals.)|
|late January||half of a Saturday||Winter Choir Camp, a shorter, half-day version of Fall Choir Camp, with much the same purposes.|
|February 14th||a few hours||Delivering Singing Valentines, a Heinz Chapel Choir tradition.|
|mid-February||one Sunday afternoon||Our annual Chamber Choir Festival is held on a Sunday afternoon.|
|mid-April||a couple of weekends||Our Spring Concert sees the bulk of our off-campus touring. Concerts are scheduled for some Saturdays and Sundays over two or three weekends, leading up to our concert in Heinz Chapel on a Sunday afternoon.|