Carnegie Mellon commissioned composer Sean Michael Salamon to compose a piece celebrating the 93rd birthday of Virginia Schatz, an alumna and benefactor to the university. Salamon recorded the madrigal, a setting of Rossetti's poem, "A Birthday," with Ping (pingvoices.com) in the College of Fine Arts on February 18.
Listen to the piece on YouTube.
WQED 89.3 broadcast Lo, how a rose e'er blooming, The Christmas Song, and Ding Dong Merrily on High as part of its half-hour feature of Ping on "Performances in Pittsburgh," hosted by Stephen Baum. The performances were part of Ping's concert, "Hark, the Herald Angels Ping" on Dec. 11.