The Grove City College Touring Choir has been invited to sing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra next year for a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience celebrating a milestone anniversary for the PSO.
The Touring Choir will join the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University Choir for the PSO’s performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of A Thousand,” which has never been performed in Pittsburgh. The combined choir and PSO will present the work in three concerts over the weekend of Feb. 26 to 28, 2021 to commemorate the first ever performance by the symphony in 1896.
“This is a major honor to be invited to join in a Pittsburgh premiere and PSO premiere of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in the biggest concert of their season,” Dr. Katherine Mueller, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities said.
The Grove City College Touring Choir is comprised of 45 singers chosen at the beginning of the academic year. The choir seeks to praise and glorify God and to minister to others through the medium of music, striving together to achieve choral excellence.
Grove City College’s Department of Music provides students with preparation for a career in music, private lessons on every instrument, opportunities to perform and hone their skills with a variety of high performing ensembles and the chance to share the glory of music with the campus and community.