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WQED Cultural Calendar

Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Date(s): 12/18/2014 Time: 7:30 pm
This new adaptation of Dickens' ever-popular classic fills the stage with veteran Broadway actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, music, dance, and a timeless message. The play also features children from local school districts and the singing of beloved traditional carols.
Presenter: Westmoreland Cultural Trust
Location: Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman Street, Greensburg, PA
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Fête Parisienne
Date(s): 12/19/2014
It's 1737. Georg Philipp Telemann has come to Paris to party and play with the city's most eminent musicians - Blavet, Guignon, Forqueray, Edouard, etc. In 2014, Baroque flutist Stephen Schultz and harpsichordist Adam Pearl join Chatham Baroque in the celebrated pieces Telemann wrote for the occasion - the Paris Quartets. Messrs. Muffat, Boismortier, and Couperin might just pop in.
Presenter: Chatham Baroque
12/19 - 7:00 pm
12/20 - 8:00 pm
12/21 - 2:30 pm
Location: various
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Christmas with The Brass Roots & Organ
Date(s): 12/19/2014 Time: 8:00 pm
ELPC's resident brass ensemble, The Brass Roots, is joined by organist Ed Moore for a festive concert of music for the season. The Brass Roots was founded by four musicians who had collaborated as graduate students at Carnegie Mellon and who have since recruited some of Pittsburgh's most capable musicians.
Presenter: East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Location: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Holiday Special
Date(s): 12/20/2014 Time: 7:30 pm
Warren Davidson conducts holiday favorites such as Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride and A Christmas Festival, as well as Mozart's Symphony #40 in G minor. The Masterworks Concert Chorale joins the orchestra for Handel's Hallelujah Chorus and selections from Haydn's The Creation.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra
Upper St. Clair H.S., 1825 McLaughlin Run Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA
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Christmas with The Tenors
Date(s): 12/20/2014 Time: 8:00 pm
Multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors have invited 15 singers from the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts (PSCA) to join them as guest performers during their "The Perfect Gift: Christmas with The Tenors" concert.
Location: Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall, PA
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Advent of Christmas Concert
Date(s): 12/20/2014 Time: 7:00 pm
The Greater Johnstown Diocesan Festival Choir and Cathedral Catholic Academy Chorale will be conducted by Cathedral music director, Evonne Yanzetich-Homway. The choral groups will be accompanied by the Hilltop Brass and Vivace Strings. Free-will offerings encouraged.
Location: St John Gualbert, 117 Clinton St., Johnstown, PA

Chamber Music at Old St. Luke's - The Early Mays
Date(s): 12/21/2014 Time: 7:00 pm
The Early Mays (Judith Avers, Ellen Gozion & Emily Pinkerton) bring their Appalachian inspired three-part harmonies for fiddle, banjo and guitar to an enchanting candlelight concert of carols and folk songs. Free to the public. Donations appreciated.
Location: Old St. Luke's Church, 330 Old Washington Pike, Carnegie, PA