The Greatest Generation: An American Oratorio

We regret to inform patrons that due to health concerns regarding COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this production of The Greatest Generation. 

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Listen to the music About Roger Ames Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents The Greatest Generation: An American Oratorio, an homage to the American family at war.  This oratorio combines the popular tunes from the World War II era with new original compositions and arrangements.  With a libretto by Dan Kehde and original music and arrangements by Roger Ames with Elizabeth Bassine, the work includes classics from Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Arthur Miller, Cole Porter, and more!  From deployment to victory, this performance brings the trials of love and war to life in this musical odyssey.


Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
4141 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Soldiers & Sailors is one of Pennsylvania’s most recognized landmarks and treasures, located directly on Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Parking: Available within the Soldiers & Sailors Parking Garage on Bigelow Boulevard, and street parking is also available.  Visitors with physical disabilities can enter the Memorial via the ramp and accessible entrance located on the University Place side of the building (west side, or left side if looking from 5th Avenue) via the street-level employee parking lot, with an intercom call box to request assistance. Parking is not available in this location. The lot is for dropping off only. Please note that the only access to University Place is from O’Hara Street behind the venue.

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Accessibility: For questions about accessibility of specific venues or performances, please contact Maggie Richardson at or call 412-926-2488.

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Funding for The Greatest Generation: An American Oratorio has been generously provided by:

The Charity Randall Foundation

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