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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...

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