The choral program is featured in this week's North Hills Music Department concerts as well as performances in the community by the North Hills Singers.
Monday, December 15, 2015
NHSD Children's Choir Winter Concert
7:00PM, West View Auditorium
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Middle School Choirs Winter Concert
7:00PM, Middle School Auditorium
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
High School Choirs Winter Holiday Concert
7:00PM, High School Auditorium
Thursday, December 18, 2014
North Hills Singers Community Performance Tour
10:30AM, Residents at Arden Court
1:00PM, "Leisure Years" Seniors Christmas Party
West View United Methodist Church
2:15PM, The Pittsburgh Friendship Group (Blind Support)
Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church
Sunday, December 21, 2014
North Hills Singers at Candlelight Evenings
7:00PM, Phipps Conservatory
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Age 85, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2014, in Pittsburgh, PA. Born in 1929 in Ambridge, Frank grew up in Baden. He was a son of the late Robert L. and Helen (Hannigan) Cummings. Frank began to pursue his musical education at a young age, followed later by study at Carnegie Tech and Duquesne University. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, Frank married Sally Campney and they enjoyed 42 years of marriage until her death in 1996. Frank spent his life educating and inspiring others through choral music. He mentored and impacted thousands of students at Moon Junior High, North Hills High School, and Ross Elementary School. His legendary choirs at North Hills won countless awards and toured both nationally and internationally. Frank also touched many lives through his work in church music at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, and more recently at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sewickley. He also taught private piano to dozens of students. Frank is survived by his son, Craig (Sarah) Cummings of Ithaca, NY; grandchildren, Owen and Anna Cummings of Ithaca, NY; sister, Helen Lou Walker of Midland, PA; brother, William (DeAnna) Cummings of Trenton, FL; and longtime companion, Doris Stieving of Sewickley. A Memorial Service, officiated by Pastor Thomas Moog of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, will take place on Friday, December 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon. A private burial will follow. The family has entrusted arrangements to RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME OF SEWICKLEY.
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In honor and memory of Mr. Cummings and the tradition of singing the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's MESSIAH at North Hills choral concerts, here is the video from October's Alumni Choir performance:
North Hills High School choral department will hold the fourth annual Madrigal Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Athanasius Church social hall at 7 Chalfonte Ave. in West View. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students and can be reserved online at www.northhillschoralmusic.org or by calling the North Hills Athletics and Activities office at 412-318-1438. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, but reservations are strongly encouraged. The fundraising event is sponsored by the North Hills Choral Parents Association.
The evening will include a home-cooked pasta meal served by choir members, while the Madrigal Players will present a 15th century-style skit entitled "May the Farce Be With Thee" in period costumes with music provided by the Madrigal Choir comprised of North Hills students.
A Madrigal dinner is a 21st century recreation of the Renaissance feasts held in the great baronial halls throughout England during the twelve days of Christmas. The feasts were filled with stunning pageantry, bawdy humor, endless amounts of succulent food and extraordinary music.
“We were thrilled with the response to the event in recent years and are excited that we have created a new tradition for the community and choral program at North Hills,” said choral director Shaun Cloonan.
Raffle baskets will be available during the evening. Proceeds will benefit the North Hills Choral Program's continuing activities, which include a trip to Hershey this spring to compete in the Music in the Parks festival.
The combined North Hills High School choirs (Women's and Symphonic) will join with the River City Brass Band for one of their "Christmas Brasstacular" concerts. The performance will take place on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30PM in the Carson Middle School auditorium (in the North Allegheny School District). RCBB has offered us discounted pricing on tickets if they are pre-ordered using the form listed below.
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Photos from the Women's Choir's performance at First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Choirs performing at the festival included: Duquesne University Pappert Women's Chorale, Pine-Richland High School Women's Ensemble, Carica Milica Serbian Women's Choir, North Hills High School Women's Choir, and University of Pittsburgh Women's Choral Ensemble.
North Hills High School Women’s Choir will participate in a regional Women’s Choral Festival held at First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. It features performances by the Duquesne University Pappert Women’s Chorale, University of Pittsburgh Women’s Choral Ensemble, Pine-Richland High School Women’s Ensemble and Carica Milica Serbian Women’s Choir.
The high school’s Women’s Choir is a 70-voice vocal ensemble open to any girl in grades nine through 12 who would like to be in a singing ensemble. The Women's Choir performs at all high school concerts along with the Symphonic Choir and also collaborates with them on special performances of larger works with the high school bands or orchestra.
The Women’s Choir will join with the Symphonic Choir as guests along with the Carson Middle School Choir on a subscription holiday concert for the River City Brass Band in December. They also will travel with the rest of the high school choral program this spring to Hershey to compete in the 2015 Music in the Parks festival.