Concerts by Keystone Oaks and Brashear music programs in December.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Sunday, December 4, 2011
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato last week announced the 44th Annual Holiday Choral Program. The Keystone Oaks High School Symphonic Band will perform Dec. 5 from 12:20 to 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Brashear High School choral ensemble, and band and string ensemble, will perform Dec. 14 from 12:20 to 1 p.m. The concerts are on the Grand Staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse located at 436 Grant Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. “The choral program is one of my favorite holiday traditions,” said Onorato. “We have so many gifted, young singers and musicians in our region, and we’re pleased to showcase their talents each year during the holiday season.” Performances will be held each weekday at 11:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. through …
The local handbell ensemble will perform throughout the area.
The Three Rivers Ringers have announced a concert schedule that will—naturally— ring in the Christmas season. The first concert will be Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church in Crafton Heights. Concerts will be held through December in Mt. Lebanon, Evans City and Sewickley. The concerts will feature a mix of traditional Christmas music, pops tunes, classical music and original arrangements. “A lot of existing music are things people are already familiar with, but some people write just for handbells as well,” said managing director Andy Seay. “We’re trying to bring that music to the forefront to show handbells aren’t just for Christmas.” Seay said the collection of non-holiday handbell music has grown over the past …