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Britsburgh Approves Victoria’s Secret Concert as Queen Victoria’s Official Birthday Celebration in Pittsburgh!

On Wednesday, April 24, The Mendelssohn Choir was excited to host guests from Britsburgh at rehearsal for Victoria's Secret: A Life in Music, May 18 & 19.  The members of Britsburgh are passionate Anglophiles who strive to connect communities by driving growth in British-American culture, history, education, tradition and trade in Pittsburgh.  The evening started off with some fellowship and food at the Sharp Edge...

In Memory of Samuel P. Harbison III

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we write to inform you that Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) bass Samuel P. Harbison III passed away on March 26.

Sam joined the MCP in 2008, during the tenure of former Music Director Betsy Burleigh.  He had always loved music and the arts, but it was during his “second mid-life crisis,” as his beloved...

MCP Heavenly During Damnation of Faust

The Mendelssohn Choir descended to the depths of hell and ascended to the highest heavens on March 8 & 10 during the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s performance of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust, under the baton of PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.  The MCP demonstrated its trademark versatility: at one moment peasants frolicking in a field, then in another moment a chorus of demons, and in still another...

MCP’s Performance of Let My People Go! a Resounding Success!

On February 15, it seemed like the entire city of Pittsburgh was packed into Ebenezer Baptist Church to be a part of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP)'s performance of the Pittsburgh premiere of Donald McCullough's Let My People Go: A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad, conducted by Music Director Matthew MehaffeyThe Junior Mendelssohn Choir (JMCP), under the direction of Dr. Caron Daley, opened...

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...