Category Archives: 2014-2015 Season

Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle

Gioachino Rossini called his Petite Messe Solennelle "the last of my sins of old age." The Mass, completed just five years before his death, was Rossini's last major work, written 30 years after his last opera. Like all Rossini's music, it is gorgeously lyric, spirited, and irresistibly engaging. "Petite" only in instrumental accompaniment, and not overly solemn, the exquisite writing for four soloists and chorus...

The Junior Mendelssohn Joins the Children’s Festival Chorus!

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir has been invited to be a part of the Children's Festival Chorus's Spring Concert, "I Believe in Springtime" in April!  This is an exciting opportunity for all of our singers.  Not only are these choirs the premier choirs for young singers in Pittsburgh, but many of the JMCP singers are CFC alumni as well. A group of JMCP singers will be joining...

I Got Gershwin!

On the cover of Time magazine at age 26, on the Broadway stage, in Hollywood, from Tin Pan Alley to Paris, George Gershwin dominated the scene of the early twentieth century. Join us for a delightful evening of song, including excerpts from Porgy and Bess, and standards like “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “The Man I Love,” “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off,” and “Love...

BeethovenFest: The Immortal

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck, perform Ludwig van Beethoven's beloved Ninth Symphony.  Beethoven included a chorus in his Ninth Symphony, setting a text by Friedrich Schiller to music, and uniting both orchestra in choir in harmony.  The concert will also include Beethoven's only concerto for violin, Concerto in D Major for Violin and...