University Choir hosts Pittsburgh-Johnstown Concert Choir on Nov. 9

October 31, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State University Choir is joined by the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (UPJ) Concert Choir for its annual fall campus concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in Esber Recital Hall, University Park. The choir's repertoire includes multiple settings of the triumphant Jubilate Deo text by composers of different historical periods, and "One Winter's Night," composed by Penn State doctoral student Ann-Marie Hilderbrand.

The University Choir is conducted by Anthony Leach, joined by choral conducting graduate student Nathan Glocke. The conductors are assisted by collaborative pianist Joanne Yang and organist Mary Bahnfleth. The conductor of the UPJ Concert Choir is Jeffrey L. Webb. Tickets are $4.99 general/$2 students, and are only avaiilable at the door.


University Choir

  • Jubilate Deo, Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Jubilate Deo, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Alexandra Vecchio, conductor)
  • Jubilate in C Major, Charles Villiers Stanford (Nathan Glocke, conductor)
  • Jubilate Deo (from Tres Cantus Laudendi), Mack Wilberg
  • One Winter’s Night, Anne-Marie Hilderbrand
  • In Remembrance, Eleanor Daley
  • Wanting Memories (from Crossings), Ysaye Barnwell
  • Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal, arranged by Alice Parker

University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Concert Choir

  • Yemaya Asesu (Traditional Cuban), arranged by Brian Tate
  • Zion’s Walls, Aaron Copland, transcribed by Glenn Kopomen
  • Pie Jesu (from Requiem), Andrew Lloyd Webber       
  • Sing We and Chant It, Robert Lucas de Pearsall
  • Precious Lord, arranged by Roland M. Carter
  • Fly Me to the Moon, Bart Howard, arranged by Kirby Shaw
  • Plenty Good Room, arranged by Kirby Shaw   

Combined Choirs


The University Choir is an 80-voice mixed choral ensemble that includes students from many colleges and departments at University Park. Conducted by Anthony Leach, the choir performs a variety of literature representing every musical period and genre in its two major campus concerts per year. Founded in 1948, the University Choir holds a long-standing and distinguished place within the School of Music. Performances with regional and community-based orchestras include the Johnstown Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Northeastern Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and St. Louis Symphony, as well as the Penn State Philharmonic. Significant off-campus events include tours of Pennsylvania and performances for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference and the Eastern Division of the Music Educators National Conference. University Choir has also toured Canada, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

Sine Nomine, composed of 14 to 18 University Choir members, is a chamber choir conducted by undergraduate choral music education students. The choir performs music written for chamber vocal ensembles at many campus events.

The University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (UPJ) Concert Choir is the official vocal ensemble of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The Concert Choir performs a concert each term and also performs in the Johnstown community. Membership is open to all students. There is also an option available for students to take Concert Choir as one credit or to participate on the co-curricular level.


Last Updated November 03, 2014