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

23 Feb

Designed specifically for those wishing to pursue careers as church musicians and performers and for those wishing to continue on to graduate study,...

February 23, 2020 3:00 p.m.
01 Mar

Heinz Memorial Chapel is celebrating Women’s History Month with special tours highlighting women depicted in the 73 foot tall stained glass transept windows....

March 01, 2020 3:00 p.m.
08 Mar

In honor of International Women's Day, Regina Kettering presents organ works by women. The concert includes pieces from the 1500's to present day. Regina...

March 08, 2020 3:00 p.m.
15 Mar

More women are composing and arranging works for woodwind quintet today than ever before! The Quinta Voce Wind Quintet, in conjunction with Heinz Chapel's...

March 15, 2020 3:00 p.m.
22 Mar

Greater Harmony Chorus (GHC) is a women’s chorus that performs four-part a cappella music. We sing in the barbershop style as well as other harmony styles....

March 22, 2020 3:00 p.m.

Recent Events

Kevin Solecki, Accordion

February 9, 2020

Aeolian Winds

January 26, 2020