Hello and thanks for visiting The EastShore Chorale, a professional choir and a project of Eastman Community Projects (ECP)
Art Sale Fundraiser
Friday October 20th (Friday Eve) 5:00 — 9:00 PM – One Day only.
Art Sale Location:
Wilkins School Community Center (WSCC)
7604 Charleston Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218
The EastShore Chorale, (www.eastshorechorale.com) a community choir based in Regent Square, now in its 5th year, is holding an art sale event fundraiser on Friday October 20th (5:00 – 9:00 PM at Wilkins School Community Center (WSCC). The proceeds of the art sale help fund the annual budget of the choir, including professional musicians, choir director, rent, performances, and music purchases. The choir budget exists entirely on donations, and proceeds from performances, and fundraisers. All sales of work will be split 50-50 between the artist and The EastShore Chorale.
Note: The EastShore Chorale will be performing a few songs at the Fundraiser Art Sale, so please come by to enjoy.
Fall-Winter Season 2023
The EastShore Chorale Fall-Winter season resumes Friday Sept 8th with rehearsals starting at 7:00 PM at WSCC (Wilkins School Community Center). If you are interested in singing in a great choir, use our signup form below.
Summer 2023 Concert Announcement
On Saturday, June 17 at 7:00 PM, at the Waverly Presbyterian Church at 590 S. Braddock Ave (across from Frick Park) the choir will present a beautiful and varied concert program entitled “Seasons”, featuring music spanning over 800 years from medieval to contemporary, both a cappella and accompanied. Not to be missed!
To keep up to date on the choir’s activities and performances, please like their facebook page and visit their website:
Our spring season starts Friday March 3rd with our first rehearsal at 7:00 PM.
We are always looking for new members, particularly bases and tenors.
If you are interested in joining the choir, or know someone who is, please use our signup form and submit the questioner. We will be back to you briefly to schedule an online audition with our choir director Ben Filippone. See you all in the spring !
Signup Form can be found here: http://eastshorechorale.com/community-choir-project-signup/
December Fantastic News
Christmas Concert December 21st.
Our Christmas concert is Wednesday December 21st at 7:00 PM.
Location: Swissvale Presbyterian Church, 1825 Monongahela Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.
The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Christmas Caroling at The Frick.
The choir had a great outing singing Holiday Carols at The Frick Museum in Point Breeze on Sunday, December 11th, from 1:30-3:00 PM in a roaming type of performance, visiting various places of the wonderful campus of The Frick Museum. Thanks to all who joined us for an entertaining afternoon.
Recruiting new members…..
We are actively recruiting for new members. Here is a link to our signup form for new members:
So please keep visiting our site for updates and news of our upcoming performances.
Here is a brief primer about how we’ve come to be, officially formed on June 15, 1018, graduating from a Conceptual Project to a Live, Up -and-Running one. We began our second season in February of 2019.
History of The EastShore Chorale
Some brief history about our formation…Artist John Eastman from Eastman Community Projects hatched the idea for a Community Choir sometime in February of 2018, measured early interest from social media postings, obtained an advisor Ryan Keeling from the professional choir community, and was lucky enough to attract a great Choir Director Benjamin Filippone.
We visited numerous churches in the Swissvale area, applying to and accepted by, the very nice people at The Swissvale Presbyterian Church where Pastor Melissa Morris and her staff, have gone out of their way to make us feel welcome.
After approximately 5 group auditions in 2018, we found we had a healthy mix of great voices to move forward with, commencing with our first rehearsal on June 15th, 2018. We then selected our name The EastShore Chorale and announced our logo. The choir’s first public performance was on Sunday July 15th, 2018 at the 11:00 AM Sunday service of The Swissvale Presbyterian Church.
The return of the choir in early 2020 demonstrated our prior achievements and we attracted 35 choir members, up from 25 the prior year.
Stay tuned for more exciting news from The EastShore Chorale, and our many thanks to all. We look forward to great rehearsals, performances, enjoyable and fulfilling times together in the 2021 season.
For more information visit our website links at: