Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

From C to Shining Sea: A Concert of Music for Two Pianos

Join us Tues., April 25, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. for "From C to Shining Sea: A Concert of Music for Two Pianos." The event is open to the public and will be held in the Knox Room, Long Hall. A good-will offering will be collected for student scholarships.

Edith M. Humphrey, William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at PTS, and Faye W. D’Ippolito, Commissioned Ruling Elder PC(USA), will present an evening of piano music. Musical selections include Star Spangled Banner with guest vocalist Sam Mayberry; Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major K 448; Symphonic Dance No. 2, Opus 45; and They All Sang Yankee Doodle.

Watch as Faith and Edith perform The Canadian.

About the Musicians

Faye W. D’Ippolito

Pianist, harpsichordist, organist, and performer of other Renaissance and Baroque period instruments, Faye D’Ippolito, began her classical concert-touring career when she made her debut in Steinway Hall at the age of 14. She studied music performance, theory, and history at University of North Carolina, Duke, and other universities starting at the age of 12. It was at this same age that she first soloed with the North Carolina Symphony and has performed both internationally and throughout the United States. Faye received her Commissioned Lay Pastor certification from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2013. She currently serves as a supply pastor.

Edith M. Humphrey

Prior to her service at PTS, Edith Humphrey taught at several colleges and universities in Canada, and was professor of Scripture at Augustine College, Ottawa, Canada, from 1997-2002. She earned her bachelor’s from Victoria University (University of Toronto), during which time she also became an associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (piano performance); she received her doctorate from McGill University, Montreal, and was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. At one time the musical director and organist at St. George’s Anglican Church in Ottawa, she now participates in various musical ensembles at the Seminary and plays oboe in the North Suburban Symphonic Band.

Sam Mayberry

Our guest artist delights audiences with Christian and secular vocal performances. He enjoys volunteering his talents in venues where people cannot come out to attend concerts. He is a member of First Christian Church of Canonsburg where he wears many hats: chair of the Board, elder, trustee, service reader, music director, soloist, and supply preacher. He is also the quality and safety manager for Leveltek Processing. Sam retired after 20 years of service to his country in the United States Navy.