Music in a Great Space: 2016-2017 Season

Music in a Great Space, the concert series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, proudly announces its 2016-2017 season. We invite you to join us for these concerts, as well as several other music-filled events in the life of Shadyside Presbyterian Church.

2016-2017 Concert Season at a Glance

Radiant Is the World Soul

Duquesne University Choirs
Caron Daley, Director of Choral Activities; Ryan Keeling, Conductor
Friday, November 4, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Sure on This Shining Night

The Pittsburgh Camerata
Sunday, December 18, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.

Scott Bell, Oboist, and Friends

Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Conductor
Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

Images and Reflections

The Pittsburgh Camerata
Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

Messiah, by George Frideric Handel

The Pittsburgh Camerata and Chatham Baroque
Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

Music for Midsummer Nights

A Mini-Series of Midweek Concerts
Wednesdays in June 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Individual ticket prices vary. Please use the links above to view specific ticket information. Season subscriptions are available. (Please note that subscriptions contain tickets to a limited number of concerts; some concerts listed above are excluded from the subscription packages.)

Tickets are often available for purchase at the door. To order tickets or subscriptions in advance, please call 412-682-4300. Alternatively, you may complete and mail an order form (along with check payment) by downloading the season brochure here. (Please note that tickets will not be mailed the week of a concert; orders will be held at the “will call” ticket table at the door.)

Free on-street parking is available in the neighborhood surrounding the church.

More Musical Offerings

Also, we welcome the community to the following events sponsored by the Music Ministry of Shadyside Presbyterian Church, all of which are free and non-ticketed:

Sesquicentennial Celebration

Extended Service of Worship Commemorating the Church’s 150th Anniversary
Prelude for Brass, Timpani, and Organ
Music Commissioned by the Church and Composed by Mark A. Anderson
Sunday, October 2, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.

A Service of Remembrance for All Saints

Requiem, by Herbert Howells
The Shadyside Chancel Choir with Organ
Sunday, November 1, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.

Advent Vespers: Candlelight Communion

Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and Choirs of the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. on November 30, December 7, 14, and 21, 2016

Concert of Music for Advent and Christmas

The Shadyside Chancel Choir
Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

The Shadyside Chancel Choir with Orchestra
Saturday, December 24, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. with Extended Choral/Orchestral Prelude at 8:40 p.m.

Lenten Vespers: Candlelight Communion

Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and Choirs of the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. on March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, and April 5, 2017

Good Friday Service of Music and Readings

Svyati, by John Tavener
The Shadyside Chancel Choir with Elisa Kohanski, Cello
Friday, April 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Services of Worship

The Shadyside Chancel Choir with Brass and Percussion
Sunday, April 16, 2017, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Looking for even more information about Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s Music Ministry?
Please send an email message to and request to be added to the music interest mailing list. You will receive periodic messages from our Music Ministry about noteworthy events.