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Bach: St. John Passion

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck, present J. S. Bach's sacred oratorio St. John Passion.  The oratorio was composed during Bach's first year as director of church music in Leipzig, and premiered during the April 7, 1742 Good Friday Vespers at the St. Nicholas Church.  This performance will be a semi-staged version of...

April in Paris: The Mendelssohn Choir’s Third Annual Cabaret

Join members of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh as we journey to the City of Light for a little joie de vivre!  We return to the second-floor lounge of Olive or Twist to celebrate the city of Paris. Our Cabaret Fundraisers routinely sell out in advance so purchase tickets early to ensure a delightful evening of song.  Pittsburgh favorite Anna Singer returns for the third year...

A Farewell Message from Music Director Betsy Burleigh

Betsy Burleigh, Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, brought her ten-year tenure with the Choir to a close yesterday with a stirring performance of Durufle's music including his Requiem at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Elizabeth Bloom, the Post-Gazette's music critic, wrote that "her farewell concert showed what Pittsburgh will miss in her absence." 

Dear Friends,

I don't need to tell you...

The Junior Mendelssohn Joins the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra for The Planets!

The women of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir join the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) for the final concert of PYSO's season, as they perform Gustav Holst's The Planets.  Each movement of the suite is named after a planet in the Solar System, and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.  The program also includes Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun, Prokofiev March from Love with...

Defying Gravity: Mendelssohn Choir + Steve Hackman at the Three Rivers Arts Festival

Join The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and conductor/composer/arranger Steve Hackman on June 6 for Defying Gravity, the headline performance for the Three Rivers Arts Festival. The MCP returns to the mainstage at the Three Rivers Arts Festival after a 40-year hiatus to perform this one-of-a-kind concert featuring Hackman's original compositions, arrangements and mash-ups of contemporary music. Hear the MCP as you've never heard it before!...

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