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MCP and PSO Superb in Haydn’s Creation

Thunderous applause echoed through Heinz Hall this weekend after the Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's performance of Haydn's Creation.  The choir and orchestra rose to the challenge of this difficult work executing the music and text brilliantly, but in the non-traditional way it was presented: semi-staged, featuring a small chorus of 16 MCP singers in front of the orchestra playing students learning about the...

Serenity Now! An Unparalleled Success!

Audiences in both Bellevue and Bethel Park experienced some Serenity Now! as the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh opened the 2017-2018 season with two evenings of exciting performances! From the opening bars of Gwyneth Walker's "Let Music Fill the Air," to the closing notes of  Shawn Kirchner's arrangement of the traditional "Unclouded Day," audiences were riveted by the program's range, and the MCP's musical versatility. As...

Our Love for Robert Page is Here to Stay!

On May 6 and 7, the Mendelssohn and Junior Mendelssohn Choirs gathered with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Page family, and our closest friends, fellow singers, and music lovers at Heinz Hall to pay tribute to our beloved Robert Page.  It was a wonderful weekend full of laughter, stories, memories and, most importantly, music-making!  Members of every musical group that Bob had ever conducted were...

Annelies – A Moving Performance

Not a sound was heard at Rodef Shalom on Saturday night during the Mendelssohn Choir's moving performance of Annelies, James Whitbourn's choral setting of The Diary of a Young Girl.  Music Director Matthew Mehaffey conducted the choir with sensitivity and nuance, while soprano soloist Amelia D'Arcy brought Anne Frank's words to life.  The concert was followed by a talkback with Amelia, Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather, director of the Holocaust Center...

Anne Frank’s Legacy: Free Special Event

On Sunday, January 29 at 3pm, the Mendelssohn Choir invites everyone to Anne Frank: The Literary, Historical, & Musical Legacy at Rodef Shalom Congregation.  This event will closely explore both Anne and her diary's place in history, in conjunction with the MCP's upcoming performance of Annelies, the first authorized musical setting of Anne Frank's Diary. Led by author Helen Faye Rosenblum and historian and Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh...