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JMCP: Music in a Great Space

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra come together for Shadyside Presbyterian Church's Music in a Great Space performance series....

Help the MCP End the Season on a High Note

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) may have sung the last note of the 2018-2019 season, but it's not quite over yet!  We have set a fundraising goal of $10,000, and when we raise this amount, a match of $55,000 will be unlocked! This extraordinary opportunity is made possible by a Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation & Management award and a very generous individual donor.  Your...

MCP Uplifting in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) closed the 2018-2019 season in typical form: with another triumphant performance, this time Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO).  Under the baton of the PSO's music director, Manfred Honeck, the MCP demonstrated its trademark musicality and virtuosity that had audiences leaping to their feet after each of the four performances.  Expertly prepared by Robert Page Music...

MCP’s Victoria’s Secret: A Life in Music Fit for a Queen!

On May 18 and 19, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) brought the Victorian Era to Pittsburgh with a musical celebration of Queen Victoria's 200th birthday!  Titled Victoria's Secret: A Life in Music, and conducted and conceived by MCP Music Director Matthew Mehaffey, the performance took audiences at East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC) (May 18) and Westminster Presbyterian Church (May 19) on an historical musical...

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