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

20 Oct

Saint Paul Cathedral organist Kenneth Danchik will present a recital of organ works that he intended to play in September at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris....

October 20, 2019 3:00 p.m.
25 Oct

Join us for a walk down the aisle to wedding music, have a photo taken of you and your sweetheart at the altar and leave the chapel with a rose to remember...

October 25, 2019 7:00 p.m.
27 Oct

The Unity Brass Quintet is pleased to make its Heinz Memorial Chapel debut. Formed in 2018, Unity Brass is made up of top players from the Edgewood Symphony...

October 27, 2019 3:00 p.m.
02 Nov

“I had the idea that if I looked carefully at every national anthem I might be able to identify something that everyone in the world could agree on. If I...

November 02, 2019 8:00 p.m.
03 Nov

Free - The annual Women’s/Treble Choir Festival, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Women’s Choral Ensemble, is a celebration of treble choirs and treble...

November 03, 2019 3:00 p.m.

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