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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A stained glass window in Heinz Chapel depicting Abigail Adams, wife of U.S. president John Adams, reading a book with him and their child.

Heinz Chapel celebrates Women’s History Month with ‘Women in the Windows’ tour

By Ryleigh Lord, Assistant News Editor March 20, 2023
Angel Mary Joseph is one of many people who have visited Heinz Memorial Chapel this month for its “Women in the Windows” tour, which highlights different historical women who are memorialized in the chapel’s stained-glass windows.
The Heinz Chapel Choir performs “To Make Music in the Heart” at their Holiday Concert at Heinz Chapel on Dec. 3, 2019.

Holiday concerts return to Heinz Chapel

By Ebonee Rice-Nguyen, For The Pitt News December 2, 2021
The Heinz Chapel Choir, Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Choir started to return to their musical holiday concerts on Nov. 30, after a year of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They performed online last year over Zoom without audience members.
First-year students were given LED lanterns to display in their windows to celebrate the 100th annual Lantern Night.

Students celebrate 100th Lantern Night from a distance

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer August 20, 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 has cancelled all upcoming spring weddings and events as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Heinz Chapel cancels all weddings through May 31

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 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.

Heinz Chapel shines light on women’s history

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

Slippery Rock University percussion ensemble rocks Heinz Chapel

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer January 6, 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.
During the interfaith service praising Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday night, art, music and poetry were used to bridge different faiths.

Interfaith musical service pays tribute to MLK

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

Chamber trio serenades Heinz Chapel

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer January 6, 2019
Heinz Chapel kicked off the spring semester with some help from three talented musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
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.

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

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer October 3, 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
When 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 student and his grandparents that couples who kiss on the steps of Heinz Chapel are destined to wed there and enjoy a long marriage.The elderly couple turned to each other with knowing smiles. “It’s absolutely true,” the grandparents, who wed in the Chapel, said.Even though
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