CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! – Pittsburgh Girls Choir’s Artistic Director, Kathryn Barnard, sits down at WQED to talk about PGC’s new administrative affiliation with Pittsburgh Camerata. She is joined by Pittsburgh Camerata’s Artistic Director, Mark Anderson, and Managing Director, Gail Luley.
CLICK HERE TO READ! – This Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s article discusses Pittsburgh Girls Choir’s new administrative affiliation with Pittsburgh Camerata.
PITTSBURGH GIRLS CHOIR AND THE PITTSBURGH CAMERATA TO SHARE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
August 4, 2021 — Pittsburgh Girls Choir and The Pittsburgh Camerata are embarking on a unique administrative affiliation to provide strategic innovation, creative growth and ongoing strength for each organization – and an energized choral arts presence for our community. The affiliation involves a shared full-time executive director and other shared administrative services while maintaining each organization’s distinct identity, mission and nonprofit status.
Both Pittsburgh Girls Choir and The Pittsburgh Camerata are steeped in the richness and depth of choral tradition. This affiliation positions us to deepen our artistic quality through concert programming, commissioning of new music, education, and the artistic expansion of our singers and musicians. The affiliation will benefit the overall arts community as much as the individual organizations.
“I am excited because this affiliation will provide greater educational and artistic opportunities for PGC,” says Kathryn Barnard. “Camerata singers are the perfect role models, mentors and vocal coaches for our girls. In turn, this relationship offers Camerata singers the opportunity to pass on the choral art to the next generation. A shared full time executive director will accelerate our outreach to the broader community, fulfilling our commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion.”