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Annelies – A Moving Performance

Not a sound was heard at Rodef Shalom on Saturday night during the Mendelssohn Choir's moving performance of Annelies, James Whitbourn's choral setting of The Diary of a Young Girl.  Music Director Matthew Mehaffey conducted the choir with sensitivity and nuance, while soprano soloist Amelia D'Arcy brought Anne Frank's words to life.  The concert was followed by a talkback with Amelia, Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather, director of the Holocaust Center...

Love That’s Here to Stay: A Tribute to Robert Page

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, along with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, on behalf of the Page family, presents a concert event that will celebrate the life and legacy of MCP Director Emeritus, Robert Page.  We have contacted friends and alumni of choirs that had the privilege of working with Bob, including, but not limited to: Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus,...

Anne Frank’s Legacy: Free Special Event

On Sunday, January 29 at 3pm, the Mendelssohn Choir invites everyone to Anne Frank: The Literary, Historical, & Musical Legacy at Rodef Shalom Congregation.  This event will closely explore both Anne and her diary's place in history, in conjunction with the MCP's upcoming performance of Annelies, the first authorized musical setting of Anne Frank's Diary. Led by author Helen Faye Rosenblum and historian and Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh...

The Music of Downton Abbey – A Resounding Success!

Normally, when a large crowd of Pittsburghers are waving items, they're waving Terrible Towels and cheering on the Steelers.  On Saturday night, however, the full house at East Liberty Presbyterian Church was waving Union Jacks and singing "Rule Britannia!" during the Mendelssohn Choir's first performance of the 2016-2017 season, "The Music of Downton Abbey." Music Director Matthew Mehaffey made his Mendelssohn debut in splendid form as...

Day of Giving – September 21

Make your gift to the Mendelssohn Choir go a little farther during the Day of Giving, Wednesday, September 21!  From 8am-midnight, you have the opportunity to make the voices of the Mendelssohn and Junior Mendelssohn Choirs a little bit stronger.  Not only is every gift important to us, you can also help us complete some giving challenges and win prizes!  Help us get a Breakfast...

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