Spring Choral Concert Held April 29

The 35-voice Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Choir, under the direction of the Rev. George E. Tutwiler, organist-choirmaster, will present their Spring Concert Wed., April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hicks Chapel Sanctuary.

The evening’s program, “Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs” will feature music by German, British, and American composers representing a variety of styles of music from the Baroque through Contemporary periods, from shape-note hymns to excerpts from “Elijah” and “St. Paul” by Felix Mendelssohn in celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Invite your family and friends to enjoying this spring sing. Admission is free. A social hour will follow.

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu for more information.

Tutwiler has been organist-choirmaster and instructor in church music and United Methodist studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary since 1981. He received his bachelor’s in music and English from Geneva College, where he was elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and served as a lecturer in music. Tutwiler also earned a certificate in theological studies from Wesley Theological Seminary. Further graduate studies were taken at Union (N.Y.) Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music and the University of Pittsburgh. Widely known as a recitalist, conductor, and clinician, he was dean of the Pittsburgh Chapter, American Guild of Organists and served as a member of the Guild’s National Council for eight years as councilor for the Mid-Atlantic states. He presently serves as the national director of the Committee on Seminary and Denominational Relations. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, he is a member of the World Methodist Council. He has served as associate pastor/minister of music at three Pittsburgh area churches from 1962-2001 (First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, and Coraopolis United Methodist Church.) His research interests revolve around the current status of liturgy and music in Protestantism and the significance of the Moravians on the Wesleyan movement.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 380 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.