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The Mendelssohn and Junior Mendelssohn Choirs Wow Audiences in November!

November was a busy month for the Mendelssohn and Junior Mendelssohn Choirs, with a free concert at Rodef Shalom, and two performances of Mozart's Requiem with the Junior Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. On November 11, the Mendelssohn Choir performed a free concert at Rodef Shalom that explored the human condition through the music of Ginastera, Carissimi, Schubert, Handel and Mendelssohn.  Members of...

Season Begins with “A Little Light Music”

More than 80 people attended the Mendelssohn Choir's "A Little Light Music" event, September 22, at the Mount Washington home of Anna Singer and Donald Kortlandt. Guests enjoyed wine and hors d'oeuvres from the stunning rooftop patio or by the backyard pool while members of the Choir sang favorite songs from Lerner and Loewe among others. All proceeds raised at the event benefitted the Choir's...

Maria Sensi Sellner Appointed Mendelssohn Choir Associate Conductor!

Maria Sensi Sellner is recognized for her versatility as a conductor of opera, orchestras, and choruses. Praised for leading with “flexible assurance” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) and “authority” (Pittsburgh Tribune Review), Ms. Sellner’s performances have been described as “sterling” (The Boston Globe), “adept” (Schenectady Daily Gazette), and “nothing short of incredible”

The Carnegie Hall Challenge Fund

How will the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh get to Carnegie Hall in 2014?
With a little help from our friends.

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh has been invited to accompany the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to perform Manfred Honeck’s dramatic presentation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’sRequiem at Carnegie Hall

Carmina Burana

Join the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Manfred Honeck for a night of memorable music!  Based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana, this 20th-century choral masterpiece has been heard countless times in film, television and even at professional sports events. Mendelssohn Choir countertenor Andrey Nemzer will sing the tenor solos during Carmina Burana....