On Sunday, August 20, we celebrate the long and significant ministry of Dr. Curt A. Scheib, who retires from the Chancel Choir after thirty years of faithful service. Throughout his many years with us, his steadfast commitment to the church and its music program has been both broad and deep.
Dr. Scheib began sharing his musical talents with Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 1987, in the last weeks of Russell Wichmann’s tenure as Director of Music. We thank God for blessing Dr. Scheib with such musical gifts, and we thank him for sharing those talents with us in so many ways — as a chorister, bass soloist, music assistant, substitute organist, and occasional choir conductor. For many years, he also served on the church staff as the Director of the Shadyside Choral Society, a group of community singers dedicated to singing sacred repertoire. In addition, Dr. Scheib shouldered the significant responsibilities of our music program as the Interim Director of Music — not just once, but twice, ensuring seamless transitions in our musical leadership.
Dr. Scheib is a Professor of Music and Voice at Seton Hill University, where he also serves as the Dean of Visual and Performing Arts. He will continue to sing the masterworks of choral literature as a member of the professional core of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the long-standing choral partner of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Please join us in praying for God’s blessings upon him, and plan to join us on Sunday, August 20, as we recognize Curt’s ministry during the service of worship, with an opportunity for individual congregation members to express their appreciation to him during the Time of Fellowship in the Sharp Atrium following the service of worship.