ANGELA GOLDBERG ASSUMES SHARED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION FOR THE PITTSBURGH CAMERATA AND PITTSBURGH GIRLS CHOIR
February 1, 2022 — The Pittsburgh Camerata and Pittsburgh Girls Choir have named Angela Goldberg to the newly created shared Executive Director position of both organizations. The boards of both organizations expect Ms. Goldberg to bring strategic innovation, creative growth and ongoing strength for each organization – and an energized choral arts presence for our community.
In August, the organizations announced an administrative affiliation under which they will share the full-time Executive Director and other administrative services, while maintaining each organization’s distinct identity and nonprofit status.
Angela Goldberg comes to Pittsburgh from the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus (BPC), where she has been the Managing Director since 2017.“I’m delighted to bring my leadership, lessons learned and passion for shepherding incredible art and artists within the choral world to the Pittsburgh region,” Ms. Goldberg states.
“Under Angela’s leadership, the Pittsburgh Camerata and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir will be well-positioned to flourish artistically, as we continue to grow and evolve as organizations. She will provide excellent support for both of us in our efforts to grow our audiences, develop the skills and artistry of our singers and artistic staff, and progress in planning for long-term sustainability. Angela’s expertise, experience, and passion for arts administration will be great assets to both our stakeholders and the rich choral community of Pittsburgh,” states Jane Potter Baumer, Board Chair, Pittsburgh Camerata.
The Pittsburgh Camerata and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir Form an Administrative Affiliation
Pittsburgh, PA (August 4, 2021) – A unique administrative affiliation of The Pittsburgh Camerata and Pittsburgh Girls Choir will provide strategic innovation, creative growth and ongoing strength for each organization and an energized choral arts presence for the community. The affiliation involves a shared full-time executive director and other shared administrative services while maintaining each organization’s distinct identity, mission and nonprofit status.
“Both Pittsburgh Camerata and Pittsburgh Girls Choir have strong artistic programs and vibrant missions. Even after a year of adaptation during the pandemic, we found both organizations to be vibrant and strategically positioned for innovation and growth. With this affiliation we’ll be able to achieve a more efficient management structure than either organization could accomplish alone. We appreciate the funding the Allegheny Regional Asset District and The Heinz Endowments provided to support this affiliation,” states Karen Crenshaw, Board Chair, Pittsburgh Girls Choir.
Already allied through their complimentary work and four years of artistic collaboration, the artistic directors and board members of the two organizations saw an opportunity for a ground-breaking collaboration that would benefit both organizations and align perfectly with the new strategic plans of both organizations.
“Both The Pittsburgh Camerata and Pittsburgh Girls Choir are steeped in the richness and depth of choral tradition. We have our own missions and strategies yet are united around the common purpose to honor, maintain and grow enthusiasm for choral arts in our region. This affiliation positions us for more creative collaborations that will truly enrich the local arts community and specifically foster growth in choral arts,” says Mark Anderson, Artistic Director, The Pittsburgh Camerata and board member Pittsburgh Girls Choir.
The organizations expect to draw from each other’s strengths and expertise to expand programming and to broaden and diversify outreach.
“I am excited because this affiliation will provide greater educational and artistic opportunities for Pittsburgh Girls Choir,” states Kathryn Barnard, Founder and Artistic Director, Pittsburgh Girls Choir. “Camerata singers are the perfect role models, mentors and vocal coaches for our girls. In turn, this relationship offers Camerata singers the opportunity to pass on the choral art to the next generation. A shared full time executive director will accelerate our outreach to the broader community, fulfilling our commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion.”
The Pittsburgh Camerata
The Pittsburgh Camerata is a professional vocal ensemble dedicated to and inspiring through choral excellence. Founded in 1974, the Camerata specializes in the entire choral repertory with a unique focus on Renaissance/Baroque and 20th/21st century works. Under the direction of Mark Anderson, the ensemble presents a subscription concert series each season in Pittsburgh and its surrounding suburbs. The ensemble is actively engaged in developing a catalog of recorded music.
Pittsburgh Girls Choir
Founded in 2005, the Pittsburgh Girls Choir (PGC) provides a supportive community committed to artistic excellence through an exemplary music education program for girls in first through twelfth grades. The PGC welcomes girls of all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. A sliding scale tuition structure makes this possible, as well as additional need-based scholarships. Additional PGC activities include the Women of Song program, community outreach and a summer choral festival camp.