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Celebrating the Retirement of MaryColleen Seip, Long-Time Chorus Manager for MCP

For 15 years, MaryColleen Seip has given generously of her time, talent, and passion for choral music as Chorus Manager of MCP. In this role, she expertly coordinated the behind-the-scenes logistics of rehearsals and performances in addition to performing alongside her fellow choristers in the soprano section. She retired from the role at the conclusion of last season, but her hard work, ingenuity,...

Mendelssohn Choir Welcomes Two Exceptional New Board Members

The Mendelssohn Choir is pleased to announce that Stefanie Cedro Mohr and Roy Dean have been appointed to the Mendelssohn Choir Board of Directors.  Both Stefanie and Roy come with a wealth of experience: Stefanie is the Director of Marketing and Engagement at the Carnegie Museum of Art, while Roy spent his career at Owens Corning, becoming President of their Insulating Systems Business. They have ties...

For the Human: Brahms’ Requiem

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh opens the 2023-2024 season with a performance of Brahms' soulful, yet hopeful Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  It is Brahms' longest composition, and while it uses sacred text, it is not a requiem in the traditional Latin sense, rather focusing on hope and comfort.  The concert begins with an a cappella performance of Latvian composer...

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