Third Presbyterian Church


The music program has been an integral part of Third Church since the 1930’s.  Our music program provides an opportunity for local musicians to develop their talent as they enrich our program of worship.  This includes annual scholarships awarded to outstanding young vocal students.

We are also pleased to support to a variety of local music groups, offering rehearsal and performance space.

Our Music

Latest Recording: Periti Autem, Op. 115 No. 2

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Choirs of male voices were a 19th century innovation, and the country where they really become a popular part of social and cultural life was Germany.  Many important German composers, Felix Mendelssohn included, contributed to this body of work, with numerous settings of folk poems for four-part men's groups; Mendelssohn also found ways to incorporate the style into a religious context.  "Periti Autem" is the second of Two Sacred Choruses (Zwei Geistliche Choere) for a cappella men's choir he composed in 1833; the text is from the Book of Daniel.

This is a re-posted performance and was recorded on Oct. 14, 2018 by James Morar

Other Recordings:

Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Resonance Works Pittsburgh Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras

“Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.”

Ephesians 5:19