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Stewart Copeland of the Police talks devilish collaboration with Pittsburgh choir

The Mendelssohn Choir's 2019-2020 composer in residence, Stewart Copeland, sat down with The Beaver County Times to discuss his exciting new collaboration, Satan's Fall, which will be premiered by the MCP in February 2020.  Before that event, Stewart will be in Pittsburgh in October to workshop the piece, including a very special Evening With Stewart Copeland, where...

The Mendelssohn Announces the 2019-2020 Season!

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) has announced its upcoming 2019–’20 season. At 112 years in operation, the Mendelssohn Choir is the city’s most celebrated chorus. Composed of approximately 150 singers, it is led by Robert Page Music Director Matthew Mehaffey. The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP)’s 2019-‘20 season will open Oct. 23 with An Evening with Stewart Copeland Comments are closed Read more

Help the MCP End the Season on a High Note

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) may have sung the last note of the 2018-2019 season, but it's not quite over yet!  We have set a fundraising goal of $10,000, and when we raise this amount, a match of $55,000 will be unlocked! This extraordinary opportunity is made possible by a Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation & Management award and a very generous individual donor.  Your...

MCP Uplifting in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) closed the 2018-2019 season in typical form: with another triumphant performance, this time Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO).  Under the baton of the PSO's music director, Manfred Honeck, the MCP demonstrated its trademark musicality and virtuosity that had audiences leaping to their feet after each of the four performances.  Expertly prepared by Robert Page Music...

MCP’s Victoria’s Secret: A Life in Music Fit for a Queen!

On May 18 and 19, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) brought the Victorian Era to Pittsburgh with a musical celebration of Queen Victoria's 200th birthday!  Titled Victoria's Secret: A Life in Music, and conducted and conceived by MCP Music Director Matthew Mehaffey, the performance took audiences at East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC) (May 18) and Westminster Presbyterian Church (May 19) on an historical musical...