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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...

The Mendelssohn Choir Appoints Daniel Singer as Music Director

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is delighted to announce that Daniel Singer has joined the organization as the new Robert Page Music Director, succeeding Matthew Mehaffey after his seven-season tenure. Daniel brings a wealth of experience, creativity, and passion for choral music to this role.  Get to Know Daniel Daniel has been conducting with the Cleveland Orchestra since 2012, where he serves as...

Handel’s Messiah

Join the Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they perform Handel's beloved masterpiece, Messiah....

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