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The Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Receive Two Grammy Nominations!

The Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are proud to announce that their new recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Orchestral Performance: Manfred Honeck, The Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mark Donahue, engineer. The performance was recorded LIVE at Heinz Hall in June 2019, and featured the MCP, as well as singers from the...

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: A Path to Hope

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh present their annual fall concert, A Path to Hope.  Under the baton of Music Director Caron Daley, the JMCP performs music celebrating themes of hope and resilience. Featured compositions include Katerina Gimon’s A Path to Hope, written in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; Sing Out My Soul, by Marques L. A. Garrett; and several lively madrigals. Guest artist Charlene...

Andrea Bocelli

The Mendelssohn Choir will be singing at PPG Paints Arena in December when renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli makes his return to Pittsburgh.  Bocelli will be performing all of his classics audiences have come to love....

Toward the Unknown Region

In the spring, MCP will present Toward the Unknown Region, a concert about boldly emerging from these uncertain times with daring optimism and a sense of renewal. This concert will feature two dynamic works for chorus: Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region and Jonathan Dove's blistering song cycle The Passing of the Year, which contains an extended, challenging, beautiful solo piano part. The concert will also feature music...

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