Allegheny courthouse concert series to feature school choirs, orchestras
Fans of winter holiday songs and live performances can find them at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown until mid-December.
The 45th Annual Holiday Choral Program will feature more than two dozen local choirs, orchestras and bands performing weekdays on the Grand Staircase of the courthouse, 436 Grant St., Downtown.
At least one group will perform each weekday through Dec. 19.
Participating school groups include the Quaker Valley High School Concert Choir, Marshall Middle School 7th Grade Orchestra, Shaler Area High School Advanced Jazz Band and Pittsburgh Minadeo Elementary School Chorus.
For the first time, the choral program is being linked to The Holiday Project, which provides holiday gifts to children who receive services through the county Department of Human Services' Office of Children, Youth and Families, a county spokeswoman said.
Participating schools are being asked to donate filled stockings, and concert-goers can drop off unwrapped gifts for The Holiday Project, which is at least 40 years old.
“It started in the 1960s with some child welfare case workers who, on their own, started buying gifts for some of the children in their case loads,” said Brendan Hanschen, events and donations coordinator for The Holiday Project.
The project expects to serve more than 4,000 children this year, he said.
For more information about the Holiday Project, including gift drop-off locations and the types of gifts being sought, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/holidayproject.aspx.
Tory N. Parrish is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-5662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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