Category Archives: Choir

#GiveBigPittsburgh – November 28

Make a tax deductible gift to the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) on Giving Tuesday, November 28, during #GiveBigPittsburgh, the new online giving day hosted by Pittsburgh Magazine in conjunction with The Pittsburgh Foundation. To double the impact of your gift, MCP's Board of Directors will match every donation dollar for dollar up to $30,000! Give Big Pittsburgh will raise money for local...

Serenity Now!

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Music Director Matthew Mehaffey open the 2017-2018 performance season with an evening of music that reminds us that no matter how crazy the world gets, music possesses the power to move us to a place of calm and repose.  Music by classical masters and contemporary favorites from Mozart to McCartney highlight this reflective concert, including Bernstein, Whitacre, Haydn, Ames, Walker, Hackman,...

The Music of Bob Dylan

Mr. Smalls Presents Steve Hackman & MCP in the world premiere of "The Times They Are A-Changin': The Words and Music of Bob Dylan," Jan. 25-28. The MCP teams up with composer/arranger Steve Hackman in his only Pittsburgh performance this year to present the world premiere of “The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan,” an exciting new work based on the music of...

Haydn’s “Creation”

The Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra bring Franz Josef Haydn's magnum opus The Creation to life, under the baton of PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.  After a trip to London in 1795, Haydn wanted to inspire the world with his music, much like Londoners still celebrated G. F. Handel, more than 40 years after his death.  With The CreationHaydn set out to write "a work that will give permanent fame to my name in the...

Handel’s Messiah

Led by PSO Music Director Manfred HoneckThe Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present MessiahHandel‘s beloved masterpiece, for a special one night only performance.  Written in a matter of weeks in August and September 1741, it was originally intended as an Easter offering.  Handel'Messiah premiered in Dublin in 1742, and by the 19th century had become a stronger Christmas in the United States than in Britain.  This performance is especially...