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Beethoven’s Missa solemnis

Under the baton of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Music Director Manfred Honeck, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and PSO perform Beethoven's Missa solemnis.  Composed from 1819 to 1823, the Missa solemnis premiered in April 1824 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is widely considered to be one of Beethoven's crowning achievements in music....

Path of Miracles

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh combines with San Francisco-based dance company ODC/Dance to present Path of Miracles, an immersive dance experience with a score by British composer Joby Talbot.  Path of Miracles takes audiences along the Camino del Santiago, the ancient Catholic pilgrimage across Spain....

Handel’s Messiah

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Osmo Vänskä, present a special one-night only performance of Handel's Messiah.  Composed in 1741, it was first performed in Dublin in April 1742.  Though it received a modest reaction from audiences at first, Messiah has now become one of the best-known and performed choral works....

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