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Serenity Now! An Unparalleled Success!

Audiences in both Bellevue and Bethel Park experienced some Serenity Now! as the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh opened the 2017-2018 season with two evenings of exciting performances! From the opening bars of Gwyneth Walker's "Let Music Fill the Air," to the closing notes of  Shawn Kirchner's arrangement of the traditional "Unclouded Day," audiences were riveted by the program's range, and the MCP's musical versatility. As...

Serenity Now!

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Music Director Matthew Mehaffey open the 2017-2018 performance season with an evening of music that reminds us that no matter how crazy the world gets, music possesses the power to move us to a place of calm and repose.  Music by classical masters and contemporary favorites from Mozart to McCartney highlight this reflective concert, including Bernstein, Whitacre, Haydn, Ames, Walker, Hackman,...

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: Musical Miniatures

Join the voices of the Junior Mendelssohn and guest musicians as they present a magnificent program of musical miniatures, including Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (Little Organ Mass) and Bob Chilcott’s Little Jazz Mass. Framing these miniature masterworks, the choir will sing a little world music and a little gospel, featuring repertoire by Brazilian Marcos Leite, Canadian Donald Patriquin, and the...

The Music of Bob Dylan

Mr. Smalls Presents Steve Hackman & MCP in the world premiere of "The Times They Are A-Changin': The Words and Music of Bob Dylan," Jan. 25-28. The MCP teams up with composer/arranger Steve Hackman in his only Pittsburgh performance this year to present the world premiere of “The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan,” an exciting new work based on the music of...

Haydn’s “Creation”

The Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra bring Franz Josef Haydn's magnum opus The Creation to life, under the baton of PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.  After a trip to London in 1795, Haydn wanted to inspire the world with his music, much like Londoners still celebrated G. F. Handel, more than 40 years after his death.  With The CreationHaydn set out to write "a work that will give permanent fame to my name in the...

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