Category Archives: Junior Mendelssohn

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: From Stranger to Neighbor

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, under the direction of Music Director Dr. Caron Daley, present their annual fall concert, From Stranger to Neighbor.  This program explores the ways in which our global world is present in our local communities and neighborhoods, while celebrating how people from diverse backgrounds can become friends through common experience and respect for one another. The movement, from “stranger...

JMCP: Music in a Great Space

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra come together for Shadyside Presbyterian Church's Music in a Great Space performance series....

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: Dreams and Dances

Join the voices of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and guest musicians, the Kassia Ensemble, as they present a magical program of dreamlike and dancelike choral music! Featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s Beatus Vir RV 598, Gwyneth Walker’s Dreams and Dances, and music by Abbie Betinis, Thomas Morley, Rosephayne Powell, and Sarah Quartel, this program explores the power of the human spirit to celebrate the joys and freedoms of life...

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: Musical Miniatures

Join the voices of the Junior Mendelssohn and guest musicians as they present a magnificent program of musical miniatures, including Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (Little Organ Mass) and Bob Chilcott’s Little Jazz Mass. Framing these miniature masterworks, the choir will sing a little world music and a little gospel, featuring repertoire by Brazilian Marcos Leite, Canadian Donald Patriquin, and the...

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder, Gypsy Songs

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, in its 30th season, presents Brahms' Zigeunerlieder: Gypsy Songs, under the direction of Stephen Neely.  Composed in 1887, Brahms' Zigeunerlieder were published in 1888.  The texts are from Hungarian Gypsy songs translated by Hugo Conrat.  Brahms learned the characteristics of Hungarian Gypsy music from the Hungarian-born violinist Eduard Hoffmann, but modified the original Gypsy melodies, maintaining only their spirit, as opposed...