Monthly Archives: July 2014

Faith & Fate: Beethoven’s Mass in C and Brahms’ Schicksalslied

Our season begins with musical giants, Johannes Brahms and Ludwig von Beethoven, sung by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  Brahms' Schicksalslied, or Song of Fate, takes us from heavenly bliss to the dramatic depths of despair, bemoaning the unpredictability of our earthly existence.  Beethoven's Mass in C Major is an unexpectedly peaceful and sublime expression of faith from the stormy iconoclast.  Come meet a...

Highmark Holiday Pops

The Mendelssohn Choir, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and returning conductor Todd Ellison celebrate the holidays with the Highmark Holiday Pops.  With holiday music, special guests, and even a visit from Santa, this Pittsburgh tradition is not to be missed!...

Let’s Fall in Love! A Valentine’s Day Cabaret

Join members of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for an evening of love and song on the most romantic night of the year: Valentine's Day!  We return to the second-floor lounge of Olive or Twist to celebrate the thrills of falling in love.  Last year's Cabaret sold out in advance, so purchase tickets early to ensure a happy Valentine's Day. Includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, special dessert,...

Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle

Gioachino Rossini called his Petite Messe Solennelle "the last of my sins of old age." The Mass, completed just five years before his death, was Rossini's last major work, written 30 years after his last opera. Like all Rossini's music, it is gorgeously lyric, spirited, and irresistibly engaging. "Petite" only in instrumental accompaniment, and not overly solemn, the exquisite writing for four soloists and chorus...

I Got Gershwin!

On the cover of Time magazine at age 26, on the Broadway stage, in Hollywood, from Tin Pan Alley to Paris, George Gershwin dominated the scene of the early twentieth century. Join us for a delightful evening of song, including excerpts from Porgy and Bess, and standards like “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “The Man I Love,” “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off,” and “Love...