Masterworks Concert Chorale (MCC) is an accomplished chorus of talented singers in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The chorale is dedicated to performing an outstanding classical and contemporary repertoire at the highest possible artistic level to provide audiences and members with an enriching and fulfilling musical experience.
MCC was formed in January 2004 by Milutin Lazich who served as Artistic Director until his retirement in November 2014. Former assistant conductor Snezana Lazich was chosen to become MCC's new Artistic Director.
Drawing initially from the communities east of Pittsburgh, PA, the chorus has grown to include members from throughout Greater Pittsburgh. The MCC repertoire includes classical and contemporary masterpieces as well as noted selections from the American popular songbook. Masterworks Concert Chorale looks forward to presenting an interesting spectrum of entertaining and edifying musical works to our audiences.
President: Dennis Durbiano
Vice-President: Bill McMaster
Secretary: Diana Koch
Treasurer: Don Latta
Members: Lisa Marie Endler, Mary Sue Roche, Fran Verri
Snežana Lazich graduated from Duquesne University where she received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education. While attending Duquesne University, she was a member of the internationally renowned Eastern European folk dance group, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans. Miss Lazich has studied and worked with such well-known conductors as Heather Buchanan and James Jordan from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and Andre Thomas, Anton Armstrong, and Rodney Eichenberger from Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Miss Lazich has been a music teacher for over fifteen years and is currently teaching at Charleroi School District, along with directing and teaching various ensembles in the Pittsburgh area. She is the Music Director of the Chancel Choir at Calvary Lutheran Church, St Elijah Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church Choir in Aliquippa, and vocal instructor of the Trafford Junior Tamburitzans. She is also the Vocal Director for the Gateway High School Musical in Monroeville. Because of her diverse educational background, Snezana specializes in the teaching of Eastern European Vocal and Instrumental Music.
Gabriel D'Abruzzo is one of the most sought after pianists in the Greater Pittsburgh area due to his solid technique and his passionate and sensitive interpretations. He began studying piano at the age of six and later graduated from the
Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA). He earned a bachelor's degree in piano performance at Duquesne University where he studied under Charlotte Day and graduated Magna Cum Laude. His graduate studies
took Mr. D'Abruzzo to SUNY, New Platz. There he studied under the world-renowned Vladimir Feltzman.
Mr. D'Abruzzo teaches piano studies at St. Vincent College and gives private lessons. Additionally, he serves as the accompanist for the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh.
Melissa Beblo, Lynn Berardi, Natalie Cowley, Claire Davidson, Lottie DelSignore, Lisa Marie Endler, Peggy Galley, Valerie Keech, Diana Koch, Marilyn Lawrence, Sandy Mireles, Susan Petrie, Janet Pierce, Kathryn Prager, Audrey Rajakovich.
Natasha Lazich, Mary Magdic, Priscilla Miller, Nancy Murdock, Mary Sue Roche, Maja Ruble, Marie Scott, Jane Staranko, Shauna Staranko, Amy Thomas, Mary Ann Tomich, Gerry Williams, Valerie Wilson.
Alan Halperin, Paul Handel, Bill McMaster, Paul Rehkopf, Henry Tucker.
Dennis Durbiano, Dennis Gounley, Bob Herold, Tom Holt, David Hykes, Don Latta, Milutin Lazich, Fran Verri, Bob Washburn, Tom Zullo.
Masterworks Concert Chorale
4725 Old William Penn Highway
Murrysville, PA 15668
New members are always welcome! Contact us to arrange an audition!