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Students celebrate 100th Lantern Night from a distance

First-year students were given LED lanterns to display in their windows to celebrate the 100th annual Lantern Night.

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer

August 21, 2020

Lantern Night, one of Pitt’s oldest traditions, celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year looked quite different as first-year students placed LED candles in their dorm windows.

Heinz Chapel cancels all weddings through May 31

Heinz Chapel has cancelled all upcoming spring weddings and events as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

March 23, 2020

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Heinz Chapel staff announced that all weddings through May 31 are canceled

Heinz Chapel shines light on women’s history

Heinz Chapel hosted “Women in Windows” yesterday, a small tour describing women’s depictions in stained glass windows in the chapel to honor Women’s History Month.

By Jade Chang, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Apart from their historical importance, Emily Dickinson, Joan of Arc and Florence Nightingale all share one thing in common — they’re featured figures on the windows of Heinz Chapel.

Slippery Rock University percussion ensemble rocks Heinz Chapel

The Slippery Rock University Percussion Ensemble combined Taiwanese folk music, Radiohead and contemporary a cappella at its performance at Heinz Chapel on Sunday.

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

On the surface, Taiwanese folk music, Radiohead and contemporary a cappella represent three vastly different and conflicting styles of music. The Slippery Rock University Percussion Ensemble would beg to differ.

Interfaith musical service pays tribute to MLK

During the interfaith service praising Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday night, art, music and poetry were used to bridge different faiths.

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

On a cold winter night, about 50 people of different ethnicities, ages and faiths huddled together in the front rows of Heinz Chapel for Pitt’s annual interfaith service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Chamber trio serenades Heinz Chapel

Lydia Miller plays the violin in Heinz Chapel as one-third of the Miller-Kufchak-DeBruyn Trio.

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Heinz Chapel kicked off the spring semester with some help from three talented musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Student musicians and vocalists celebrate homecoming week with Sounds of Pitt concert

The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the PalPITTations and the Women’s Choral Ensemble performed at the Pitt Alumni Association at Heinz Memorial Chapel Tuesday evening.

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Heinz Chapel hosted three different musical groups from Pitt Tuesday night, all ready to celebrate the festive homecoming week.

Kissing for keeps at Heinz Chapel

Kissing for keeps at Heinz Chapel

October 8, 2015

Kissing for keeps at Heinz ChapelAmy Beaudine / Staff WriterOctober 9, 2015When Bill Young overheard a Pitt Pathfinder telling a student about the legend of Heinz Chapel, he thought the legend was a myth.The young director of Communication Services at Pitt listened as a tour guide told a prospective...

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