Quaker Valley choir to perform in Allegheny County holiday music program

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Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 6:01 AM

The Quaker Valley High School Concert Choir and Penn-Trafford High School Jazz Ensemble will kick off Allegheny County’s 52nd Annual Holiday Music Program on Dec. 3. The program includes two performances each weekday at 11:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. through Dec. 19.

“Whether you’re an employee or visitor, being at the (Allegheny County) Courthouse while the Holiday Music Program is going on is one of the best times of the year,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald in a news release. “Our halls, and even our front sidewalk, are filled with all types of music from students throughout the county who are sharing their talents with us. One of the most enjoyable parts is hearing from parents and visitors who remember their own performances at our historic landmark.”

All concerts are held on the Grand Staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse, located at 436 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh. While performances are broadcast on the Grant Street side of the courthouse for downtown shoppers and workers to enjoy, the public can enter the courthouse to listen.

A total of 27 local choirs, orchestras and bands are participating in this year’s program.

Participating schools are asked to consider making donations of filled stockings or an unwrapped gift to The Holiday Project, a program that has provided holiday gifts to children and youth who receive services through the county’s human services system since the late 1960s. Concert-goers are also invited to participate in the program. More information about the The Holiday Project, including suggested gifts, is available at http://www.allegheny county.us.