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MCP in National Broadcast of Tree of Life Concert

The national broadcast of Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity will be aired on PBS and locally on WQED on Tuesday, December 11 at 8pm.  The concert was hosted by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), conducted by PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck, and featured world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP).  The performance was taped on November 27, was free...

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh featured guests with Andrea Bocelli in concert

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP)'s 110th season just keeps getting better! Shortly before the end of our last successful season, including two sold out performances of The Times They Are A' Changin: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan with composer/conductor Steve Hackman, we got the call. Grammy-nominated and legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli was performing in Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Arena on...

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Selected as Grantee of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management Program

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh today announced that it is a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of small and mid-size cultural organizations within Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Through the $43 million multi-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide unrestricted general operating support as well as arts...

MCP Announces 2018-2019 Season!

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its upcoming 2018-2019 season, including two exciting productions that are sure to delight and entrance audiences. MCP will present Let My People Go! A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad in collaboration with Ebenezer Baptist Church on February 15, 2019, marking the first time the Choir has performed in Pittsburgh's historic Hill District.  The concert will include...

JMCP Singer Katherine Rostek Honored by Sewickley Herald

On May 11, the Sewickley Herald will honor Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (JMCP) singer Katherine M. Rostek as its Emerging Citizen during the newspaper's 42nd annual Sewickley Herald Man, Woman & Citizen of the Year event, celebrating people and organizations whose commitment exemplifies community spirit.  Katherine has been a member of the JMCP for the past two seasons, and was the recipient of the 2017 Barbara Cass...