Debatable Choir

If you like to sing, then come join the award-winning Debatable Choir! The choir performs choral music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance at SCA events, both in the Pittsburgh area and around the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.

Rehearsals: We practice on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at a private home in Stanton Heights, in the East End of Pittsburgh. See the calendar for details. Rehearsals are a fun opportunity to learn songs for upcoming concerts and also to practice vocal and choral techniques to improve our singing, both individually and as a choir. Rehearsals include monthly birthday cake for choir members and an annual December holiday party.

Membership: While it helps if you can read music and have prior experience singing in a choir, the Debatable Choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing. We provide a supportive environment for beginners and a challenge for experienced singers. Music is posted online at the choir’s Yahoo Group site, including audio files that choir members can use to practice their parts between rehearsals. We also use the Yahoo Group to post updates on concert details and music for choir members. No audition is required to sing with the choir – everyone is welcome!

Join the choir's e-mail list here.

Performances: We sing major concerts at the Pennsic War each August and at Baronial Twelfth Night in January, along with two or three other shorter concerts over the course of the year. We also provide processional music for courts at a variety of SCA events.

Music: Over more than twenty years, the Debatable Choir has sung music by such composers as:

Awards: The Debatable Choir has been honored by the Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands with the Order of the Comet Azure-Argent, and with the Kingdom of Æthelmearc’s Order of the Sycamore, both for skill in the arts.

Contact our choir director, Arianna of Wynthrope, for more information.

Now available: the Debatable Choir's debut album, 25 Debatable Years, featuring 16 professionally recorded Renaissance choral works, all for only $10 plus $2 shipping! The songs on this CD, performed at the choir's 25th Anniversary Concert at Pennsic XL (August 2011), are:

Email the choir director, Arianna of Wynthrope, to order your copy now!

Here's a sample of the choir's performance