Events Calendar

Place Type

On Campus

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

14 Dec

Join Moms Demand Action & CeaseFirePA as we mark the 6th anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary by memorializing the lives lost to gun violence...

December 14, 2018 7:00 p.m.
15 Dec

Join Shadyside Brass and friends for holiday favorites at their Second Annual Holiday Concert in beautiful Heinz Chapel. Last year a full house heard pop,...

December 15, 2018 7:00 p.m.
16 Dec

Under the direction of Wendy Kumer, The Flute Academy opened its doors in 2001 as the city’s only complete musical education for flutists of all ages and...

December 16, 2018 3:00 p.m.
06 Jan

Chamber music is often described as a conversation between friends. In this concert, three of Pittsburgh’s leading performers of chamber music, who happen to...

January 06, 2019 3:00 p.m.
13 Jan

Alia Musica performs a program of music around glass and song, featuring soprano Gizelxanath Rodriguez. Funded in 2007 as a composer consortium, Alia Musica...

January 13, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Recent Events

Ring Pittsburgh

November 25, 2018

Michael Hammer, Organist

November 18, 2018