Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
April 21, 2013
Paul Jacobs, organ
Members of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
About This Performance
“Lucis- Music of Light”
“Let there be light.” From the first page of the Bible, it is clear: Light is divine. Light shines through stained glass like God’s grace shining down to earth.
Immerse yourself in the sound of a work written for a reverberant cathedral acoustic in one of Pittsburgh's most historic and treasured landmarks, Heinz Memorial Chapel. Very few instruments are as closely identified with religious music as the organ. Join world-renowned organist Paul Jacobs as he performs one of Bach's most stunning and challenging masterpieces, the Clavier Ubung III, expressing humanity's connection to the divine, amidst the stunning 23 windows of Heinz Chapel. Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will provide participants with a booklet containing an address delivered in Heinz Memorial Chapel on April 19, 1941 by Charles J. Connick, designer of the magnificent stained glass windows. Also, enjoy dramatic lighting of the Heinz Chapel windows.
This performance is in collaboration with the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.
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