Westmoreland Choral Society to perform Joe Negri’s ‘Mass of Hope’

October 3, 2018

Westmoreland Choral Society will perform Joe Negri’s “Mass of Hope” on Oct. 7 in Greater Latrobe Senior High School. Here, jazz guitarist Negri plays at the 2014 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust annual gala.

In collaboration with Latrobe’s community celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood,” the Westmoreland Choral Society has scheduled an Oct. 7 performance of Joe Negri’s “Mass of Hope.”

Negri, a Pittsburgh resident and internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist, played Handyman Negri on the PBS children’s television program created by Latrobe native Fred Rogers.

The performance will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Greater Latrobe Senior High School, 130 High School Road, Unity.

Written in the jazz idiom for choir and jazz ensemble, “Mass of Hope” will be directed by Tom Octave and will feature Negri’s jazz ensemble.

General admission tickets at $15, or $5 for students, are available at westmorelandchoralsociety.com and also will be sold at the door.

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