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Heinz Memorial Chapel

Open to campus religious groups of all denominations, as well as the public, Heinz Memorial Chapel is a popular site for religious and memorial services, concerts, guided tours, and weddings.

Each year, the chapel hosts between 170 and 190 weddings, which are restricted to Pitt students, alumni, and other affiliates, as well as employees of H.J. Heinz Co. Among the musicians who perform regularly at the chapel are the Heinz Chapel Choir, an a cappella choir consisting of Pitt students. The chapel itself was a gift of company founder, Henry John Heinz, and his three children in honor of H.J.’s mother. The architect was Charles Klauder, who also designed the nearby Cathedral of Learning.

The chapel’s 23 exquisitely detailed stained glass windows, designed by Charles J. Connick, depict 391 sacred and secular figures representing religion, history, medicine, science, and the arts. The 73-foot transept windows are among the tallest in the world and depict an equal number of women and men. All of the visible wood in the chapel, including its two 800-pound entrance doors, is oak. All of the wrought iron work, including lanterns, door fittings, stair railings, candlesticks, and alter cross, were created by Samuel Yellin, who also designed the metal work in the Cathedral of Learning (including the massive Commons Room gates) and most of the metal work in Pitt’s Nationality Classrooms.

Fifth and Bellefield Avenues, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260

Upcoming Events

08 Sep

A beautiful tapestry tells a story with color, texture, and complexity. It inspires the viewer to experience many different emotions. Likewise, Sue Garton's...

September 08, 2019 3:00 p.m.
15 Sep

Award-winning violinist Devin Arrington and acclaimed pianist organist Michael Hammer perform some of Bach's "greatest hits" for solo violin and solo organ...

September 15, 2019 3:00 p.m.
22 Sep

Barrels to Beethoven is an organization focused on Arts Education, Making and Innovation. Our programs utilize the steelpan, a musical instrument from the...

September 22, 2019 3:00 p.m.
26 Sep

Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series presents a reading by and conversation with fiction writer Kirstin Valdez Quade, winner of the Fred R. Brown Literary...

September 26, 2019 7:30 p.m.
29 Sep

The Quartz Quartet, featuring Ellen-Maria Willis and Katie Pierson, violins, Louise Farbman, Viola and Paula Tuttle, Cello with Mary Beth Malek,...

September 29, 2019 3:00 p.m.

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