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The Diocesan Heritage Center of Greensburg Presents

An Evening of the Art and Stories of Edward Hays in Concert

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Christ Our Shepherd Center
Featuring:
  • The Diocesan Choir of Greensburg
  • Christ The Divine Teacher School Choir
  • Saint Vincent Seminary Schola
  • Chamber Orchestra and soloists
  • Tom Franzak, Guest Artist
  • Tim Hartman, Guest Artist and Storyteller
  • Seton Hill University, Department of Theatre & Dance Students
​Opening of Exhibit: Art of Edward Hays
 - 5:00 p.m.
​Reception
 - 5:30 p.m.
​Concert
 - 7:00 p.m. 
Thomas Octave Thomas Octave
Conductor

Thomas Octave has earned degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. As a conductor, Thomas is frequently seen in a multitude of varied genres of music. Read more...

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Thomas Octave Thomas Octave
Conductor

Thomas Octave has earned degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. As a conductor, Thomas is frequently seen in a multitude of varied genres of music.

At home in the theater, he has conducted numerous operas and musicals. His collaboration with the Theater Department of Indiana of Pennsylvania’s production of “A Year With Frog and Toad” earned a Kennedy Center nomination. In recent years, he has collaborated with jazz legend Joe Negri in performances of Negri’s “Mass of Hope” and has worked with contemporary ballet choreographer Maria Caruso.

A champion of new music, Thomas has premiered several major works by composer Nancy Galbraith, including her “O Magnum Mysterium”, “God of Justice”, “Ave Maria”, “Music When Soft Voices Die”, “Novena”, “Lumen Christi”, and “Hodie”. In demand as a clinician, he has presented workshops and guest conducted ensembles for Indiana University of Pennsylvania, John Carroll University, Benet Academy, District, Region/State and County Choral Festivals, and workshops for local high schools. Thomas has presented music for the First Lady of Uganda and The Queen of Jordan upon their visits to the Pacem In Terris Institute. He has also served as the assistant conductor of the Bach Choir in Pittsburgh presenting with Maestro Thomas Douglas the Pittsburgh premiers of Bernstein’s “Mass” and David Chesky’s “The Agnostic”. At Saint Procopius Abbey in Lisle, Illinois he presented a series of concerts for peace in the Holy Land. Recently, he conducted the European premier of Nancy Galbraith’s Passion According to Saint Matthew in Manchester Cathedral in Manchester England.

Currently, Thomas is the music director of the Westmoreland Choral Society, the music director of Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, Maestri Singers and the Diocesan Choir of Greensburg. He also an Associate Professor of music at Saint Vincent College and the musical consultant to the Archabbot of Saint Vincent. At the college, he conducts the Saint Vincent Singers and teaches courses in voice, musical theater, and opera.

Tom Franzak Tom Franzak
Guest Artist

Tom Franzak brings his own blend of music, ministry, humor and humanity to gatherings and events across North America.
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Tom Franzak Tom Franzak
Guest Artist

Tom Franzak brings his own blend of music, ministry, humor and humanity to gatherings and events across North America. Formerly a secular rock musician, Tom’s personal experience of God and his return to the Church motivate his desire to use his musical talents to help others get in touch with their own experience of God, and Christ’s call to discipleship. Tom was trained in the areas of youth and young adult ministry as well as music and worship, and has worked on a local and national level since 1983. He has written and recorded six collections of his compositions. Tom has traveled extensively giving concerts and workshops using contemporary music as a tool for evangelization, and has performed at most diocesan and national conferences across the US and Canada. He lives in Bethel Park, PA with his wife, Rene’. Tom is currently Director of Music Ministry at St. Benedict the Abbot Church in McMurray, PA in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Tim Hartman Tim Hartman
Guest Artist & Storyteller

Tim Hartman, is a native Pittsburgher, and has been professionally acting, singing, writing, cartooning and storytelling since 1972.
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Tim Hartman Tim Hartman
Guest Artist & Storyteller

Tim Hartman, is a native Pittsburgher, and has been professionally acting, singing, writing, cartooning and storytelling since 1972. Though known primarily for his work on the stage, including appearances on Broadway in "A Tale of Two Cities" and the Tony nominated "Finian's Rainbow", Tim favorite job is performing stand-up comedy storytelling for children and family audiences. He is also an award winning cartoonist. His work has appeared in magazines, books and newspapers all across America.

Tim Hartman Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities and Finian's Rainbow. Favorite Pittsburgh roles include Don Quixote in The Man of LaMancha, Thenardier in Les Miserable, The Mysterious Man/Narrator in Into the Woods, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, El Gallo in the Fantastics and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Other favorites include Falstaff in Henry IV parts one and two, and C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands. Tim has also appeared as Merlin in Camelot, Ziegfeld in Funny Girl, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, and 24 characters in the one man show The Cotton Patch Gospel. Movie credits include Silence of the Lambs, the Piano Lesson, The Mothman Prophecies, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, and The Fault in our Stars. Tim is also an award winning storyteller and cartoonist. timhartman.com

Sponsorships

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please download the Sponsorship Form and return it along with your payment (checks made payable to Diocese of Greensburg) to:

Margaret DiVirgilio
723 East Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

Digital ads should also be emailed to Margaret at mdivirgilio@dioceseofgreensburg.org

Tickets

Please complete the form below to purchase your tickets.  You also have the ability to make an additional donation to the Heritage Center during checkout.  The cost is $100 for Concert & Reception, or $25 for Concert Only.

Or if you prefer, you can download the reply card and mail it along with your payment (checks made payable to Diocese of Greensburg) to:

Margaret DiVirgilio
723 East Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA 15601