Seton Hill hosts centennial concert Sunday

Members of the Sinfonia at Seton Hill perform during rehearsal on Friday, Sept. 28 for the centennial concert at SHU. The concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at the SHU Performing Arts Center. Photo by P.Parise/Setonian.

Seton Hill University is celebrating 100 years of music with its centennial concert on Sunday, Sept. 30. “Connecting the Generations” will begin at 2 p.m. in the Carol Reichgut Concert Hall in the SHU Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature performances by the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, Setonia (women’s chorale), Sinfonia at Seton Hill, Una Voce Chamber Choir, Faculty Jazz Combo and Commercial Music Ensemble, along with a cello solo by community music instructor Sarah Ferrell.

“This is really a lot of fun for the faculty to share an event, because for most of our events, each faculty member prepares his or her own concert,” said Kathleen Campbell, professor of music at SHU. “A chance for us to work together and bring all our students together is really special and really unique.”

The concert also honors the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill for being “livelong supporters of the arts,” according to Campbell. To do this, the concert features music that was composed and arranged by the Sisters of Charity, previous SHU students and current SHU students and faculty.

“We’re delighted that there will be a number of Sisters of Charity who will attend the event, and in a public way, be able to thank them for all that they have done for us,” Campbell said.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for SHU students. Proceeds will go toward the Centennial Campaign for Student Scholarships, which supports music students.

“On so many levels, [the concert] is supporting Seton Hill, the community and arts education in general,” Campbell said. “It’s got a variety of music that would appeal to a very diverse audience.”

Published By: Paige Parise

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