Category Archives: 2014-2015 Season

Faith & Fate: Beethoven’s Mass in C and Brahms’ Schicksalslied

Our season begins with musical giants, Johannes Brahms and Ludwig von Beethoven, sung by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  Brahms' Schicksalslied, or Song of Fate, takes us from heavenly bliss to the dramatic depths of despair, bemoaning the unpredictability of our earthly existence.  Beethoven's Mass in C Major is an unexpectedly peaceful and sublime expression of faith from the stormy iconoclast.  Come meet a...

Junior Mendelssohn Choir: Vivaldi’s Gloria

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents Vivaldi's Gloria at Third Presbyterian Church, conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner.  Vivaldi most likely composed this piece for the choir at Venice's famed Ospedale della Pietà, where he spent most of his career.  The Gloria, Vivaldi's most famous choral work, presents the Gloria from the Latin Mass in twelve varied cantatas. Third Presbyterian Church 5701 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Third Presbyterian Church...

Sci-Fi Spectacular

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Jack Everly and host George Takei, take audiences to the far reaches of the galaxy and beyond in a concert filled with music from classic science fiction television shows and movies, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, E. T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and more!...

Highmark Holiday Pops

The Mendelssohn Choir, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and returning conductor Todd Ellison celebrate the holidays with the Highmark Holiday Pops.  With holiday music, special guests, and even a visit from Santa, this Pittsburgh tradition is not to be missed!...

Let’s Fall in Love! A Valentine’s Day Cabaret

Join members of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for an evening of love and song on the most romantic night of the year: Valentine's Day!  We return to the second-floor lounge of Olive or Twist to celebrate the thrills of falling in love.  Last year's Cabaret sold out in advance, so purchase tickets early to ensure a happy Valentine's Day. Includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, special dessert,...