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The Mendelssohn Choir Announces the 2017-2018 Performance Season!

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce their 2017-2018 performance season, which will feature classical favorites, new music and a world premiere! The season opens in September with the world premiere of composer and FUSE@PSO Creative Director Steve Hackman's Dylan and the Nobels, an oratorio of poetry and lyrics by Nobel Prize in Literature winner Bob Dylan, plus text from other Nobel laureates, including Octavio...

Carnegie Hall Performance Heralded “A Bold, Meaningful Experiment” by NY Times‏

On Saturday, May 10, at New York City's Carnegie Hall, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closed the Spring for Music Festival amid thunderous applause and a standing ovation. The concert began with the Mendelssohn Choir's a capella performance of Anton Bruckner's Ave Maria. According to The New York Times, the Bruckner set "a reverential tone from the start" through "nuanced...

Mendelssohn Choir Cabaret Puts Audiences in a New York State of Mind!

Saturday March, 22 might have been chilly outside, but it was anything but chilly in the second floor lounge of Olive or Twist!  It was standing room only as the crowd waited for singers to take the stage at the Mendelssohn Choir's recent New York, New York Cabaret!  The evening's theme was inspired by the Choir's forthcoming trip to NYC to perform at Carnegie Hall...

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...