Monthly Archives: May 2016

Haydn’s Creation

The Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra bring Franz Josef Haydn's magnum opus The Creation to life, under the baton of PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.  After a trip to London in 1795, Haydn wanted to inspire the world with his music, much like Londoners still celebrated G. F. Handel, more than 40 years after his death.  With The Creation, Haydn set out to...

Highmark Holiday Pops

The Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrate a time-honored holiday tradition with the Highmark Holiday Pops, conducted this year by PSO Assistant Conductor and Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong.  There will be lots of merriment and cheer, a holiday tune or two, and some very special guests, including Capathia Jenkins, The Three Rivers Ringers, and possibly Santa Claus himself!...

The Mendelssohn Choir hires Matthew Mehaffey as Music Director

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) is delighted to announce that Matthew Mehaffey will be its new Music Director. "The Mendelssohn Choir's national reputation attracted a significant number of outstanding candidates, making the Search Committee's job challenging and exciting,” says Robert Moir, a member of the Committee. “In the end, with overwhelming support from the choir members, the Committee and Board of Directors unanimously agreed...