University of Pittsburgh


February 5, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Pitt Pantherhythms and Canticum present Romantic Harmonies: An Afternoon of Love Songs. Featuring songs by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Frankie Valli, Billy Joel, The Turtles, and Sting. 

The Pitt Pantherhythms are an auditioned, select subset of the Pitt Men's Glee Club, specializing in close harmony arrangements for men. They frequently perform for events around campus and at many functions in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

Canticum is an auditioned, select group from the Steel City Men’s Chorale.  Founded in 2014, the Chorale is an auditioned community based men's choral organization. Canticum specializes in Renaissance and early Classical music, but is also heard frequently performing modern and contemporary repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries.  The group is under the direction of Artistic Director and Founder, Richard Teaster.

Richard Teaster is on the faculty of the Department of Music at Pitt, where he directs the Glee Club and teaches private voice lessons. He is also on the voice faculty at Carnegie Mellon's esteemed Musical Theater program in their School of Drama. He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Rice University and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.