years, the Mt. Lebanon-based, 75-voice South Hills Chorale has been entertaining
thousands of people and hundreds of organizations in Pittsburgh
and Western Pennsylvania. Each year the Chorale performs two major
concerts in December and May and several community concerts for meetings,
conventions, senior citizen, and social groups.
The Chorale's broad-based repertoire includes American classics, Broadway, pops, spirituals, old favorites, classical, sacred, and holiday works. There is a music style for everyone at a Chorale concert.
Our new Music Director, Philip R. Aley, received the baton from Music Director Emeritus Henry D. Monsch, Jr. and Assistant Director, Richard T. Minnotte last year. This season promises to be exciting and fun in keeping with South Hills Chorale tradition.
The group has shared the stage with many well-known international soloists, Pittsburgh soloists and instrumental groups. Notable recent performances include a Memorial Day concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. with soloist Irish tenor Anthony Kearns, two major works by Beethoven and Hanson with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, Rutter's Magnificat with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra, and selected numbers with the River City Brass Band. The Chorale has also performed with other great groups such as the Mt. Lebanon High School Percussion Ensemble and the Keystone Oaks Steel Drum Band.
A major factor contributing to the Chorale's success is the dedication of its professional staff, board, and singing members. More than half the members have been participating for ten or more years. New singing members are welcome to audition as we are always lookng for new talent to join us.