Category Archives: Junior Mendelssohn

The Junior Mendelssohn Joins the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra for The Planets!

The women of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir join the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) for the final concert of PYSO's season, as they perform Gustav Holst's The Planets.  Each movement of the suite is named after a planet in the Solar System, and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.  The program also includes Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun, Prokofiev March from Love with...

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: Pergolesi’s Magnificat

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir presents its annual concert on Sunday, November 8 at 4:00pm at Third Presbyterian Church.  The Junior Mendelssohn will perform Giovanni Pergolesi's Magnificat, conducted by Music Director Stephen Neely.  Better known for his Stabat Mater, Pergolesi probably composed the Magnificat during his time at the conservatoire in Naples, where he was enrolled from 1720-1731.  The Magnificat blends the traditional polyphant of the...

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...

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...

Mozart’s Requiem

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh will present Mozart’s Requiem at its concert on Sunday, November 10 at 4:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair.  Conducted by Junior Mendelssohn Music Director Susan Medley, the choir will be accompanied by members of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, marking the first time in 25 years that these two ensembles of talented young people have...