Music in a Great Space: 2017-2018 Season

Music in a Great Space, the concert series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, celebrates its 25th anniversary 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.

2017-2018 Concert Season at a Glance


Musica Mundana with Guests
Justin Wallace, harpsichord; Raquel Winnica Young, mezzo-soprano; Elena Mullins, soprano; Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba
Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (Limited Seating)

Heritage Brass

United States Air Force Heritage of America Band
Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

Voyage of Life

Eric Rieger, tenor; J.J. Penna, piano
Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

Bach’s Magnificat

The Pittsburgh Camerata and Chatham Baroque
Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.  (Ticketed Concert)

Simply Strings

The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony String Orchestra
Conducted by Edward Leonard, PYSO Assistant Conductor

Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.

Heaven to Earth: Earth to Heaven

The Pittsburgh Camerata
Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.  (Ticketed Concert)

Abigail Eagleson, Piano, and Friends

Abigail Eagleson, piano; Anna Cooper, flute; Natalie Beckenbaugh, oboe
Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.

Katelyn Emerson, Organ

Co-sponsored with the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh
Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.  (Ticketed Concert)

Music for Midsummer Nights

A Mini-Series of Midweek Concerts
Wednesdays in June 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

As part of the series’ silver anniversary celebration, there will be no charge for admission to Music in a Great Space concerts throughout the 2017-2018 season. Donations will be accepted and appreciated. (Please note that co-sponsored concerts, such as those presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Camerata and the Organ Artists Series, will require tickets; ticket costs will vary according to the series partner’s pricing schedule. Please use the links above to view specific ticket information.)

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:

A Service of Remembrance for All Saints

Requiem, by Gabriel Fauré
The Shadyside Chancel Choir with Orchestra
Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

Advent Concert

Gloria, by Francis Poulenc
The Shadyside Chancel Choir

Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

Advent Vespers: Candlelight Communion

Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. on December 6, 13, and 20, 2017

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

The Shadyside Chancel Choir with the Shadyside Strings
Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. with Extended Choral & String Prelude at 8:40 p.m.

Lenten Vespers: Candlelight Communion

Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. on February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, and 21, 2018

Good Friday Service of Music and Readings

The Shadyside Chancel Choir
Friday, March 30, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Services of Worship

The Shadyside Chancel Choir with Brass and Percussion
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 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.

The Music in a Great Space concert series is a memorial to Lydia Schulze Saul, made possible by a generous act of her son, William E. Saul, upon his death in 1995 — a wonderful and lasting legacy.