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In Words and Music: Honeck Conducts Mozart’s Requiem

Experience the drama in this once-in-a-lifetime portrayal of Mozart’s final musical gift, uniquely interpreted by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck. This epic masterpiece written on the composer’s deathbed is given a fresh, theatrical flair through resonant death bell tolls and harrowing texts interwoven throughout, with each medium used intentionally to look at the complexity of eternal rest....

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: A Path to Hope

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh present their annual fall concert, A Path to Hope.  Under the baton of Music Director Caron Daley, the JMCP performs music celebrating themes of hope and resilience. Featured compositions include Katerina Gimon’s A Path to Hope, written in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; Sing Out My Soul, by Marques L. A. Garrett; and several lively madrigals. Guest artist Charlene...

The Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Receive Two Grammy Nominations!

The Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are proud to announce that their new recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Orchestral Performance: Manfred Honeck, The Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mark Donahue, engineer. The performance was recorded LIVE at Heinz Hall in June 2019, and featured the MCP, as well as singers from the...

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