Category Archives: Choir

The Planets – A Centennial Celebration

The women of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrate the Centennial of Gustav Holst’s most popular work, The Planets, under the baton of John Storgaards....

Danny Elfman & Tim Burton’s Films

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh begins the 2018-2019 performance season with a blast from the past, singing the music of composer Danny Elfman and his spine tingling scores for the films of Tim Burton. Sarah Hicks conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in this reprise presentation at Heinz Hall. Just in time for Halloween!...

The Words and Music of Bob Dylan at the Three Rivers Arts Festival

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Music Director Matthew Mehaffey take the Three Rivers Arts Festival by storm once again, this time with an encore performance of Steve Hackman's The Music of Bob Dylan.  The work, which premiered in January to sold-out crowds at Mr. Smalls Theater in Millvale, features Hackman's arrangements of Bob Dylan favorites.  Hear the MCP in a reprise of their...

MCP and Steve Hackman Rock Out in The Music of Bob Dylan

The Mendelssohn Choir and Steve Hackman took choral music to a new level on Thursday night with the world premiere of Hackman's new choral work The Music of Bob Dylan at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale.  MCP, normally known for singing classical choral works, channeled their inner folk musicians as they sang Hackman's arrangements of Bob Dylan favorites.  The first half of the concert was conducted...

#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...