Monthly Archives: July 2019

Beethoven’s Missa solemnis

We regret to inform patrons that due to health concerns regarding COVID-19, the Pittsburgh Symphony has cancelled this production of Missa solemnis. Under the baton of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Music Director Manfred Honeck, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and PSO perform Beethoven's Missa solemnis.  Composed from 1819 to 1823, the Missa solemnis premiered in April 1824 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is widely considered to be...

Path of Miracles

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh combines with San Francisco-based dance company ODC/Dance to present Path of Miracles, an immersive dance experience with a score by British composer Joby Talbot.  Path of Miracles takes audiences along the Camino del Santiago, the ancient Catholic pilgrimage across Spain....

Handel’s Messiah

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Osmo Vänskä, present a special one-night only performance of Handel's Messiah.  Composed in 1741, it was first performed in Dublin in April 1742.  Though it received a modest reaction from audiences at first, Messiah has now become one of the best-known and performed choral works....

Highmark Holiday Pops

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Snow, presents, candy canes - and the Highmark Holiday PopsThe Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrate the season with conductor Daniel Meyer, vocalist Ashley Brown, and a certain special guest with a red suit and a sackful of presents!...

Beethoven’s “Fidelio”

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform a concert version of Ludwig van Beethoven's opera Fidelio, conducted by PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.  Fidelio is Beethoven's only opera, and tells the story of Leonore, disguised as a prison guard named Fidelio, saves her husband who is unjustly imprisoned for political crimes....