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The Music of Downton Abbey – A Resounding Success!

Normally, when a large crowd of Pittsburghers are waving items, they're waving Terrible Towels and cheering on the Steelers.  On Saturday night, however, the full house at East Liberty Presbyterian Church was waving Union Jacks and singing "Rule Britannia!" during the Mendelssohn Choir's first performance of the 2016-2017 season, "The Music of Downton Abbey." Music Director Matthew Mehaffey made his Mendelssohn debut in splendid form as...

The Mendelssohn Choir Welcomes Ryan Keeling as Assistant Conductor

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Ryan Keeling will be serving as Assistant Conductor for the Choir.  Ryan is a former Core Tenor for the MCP, and has been heard as a soloist in the MCP's March 2012 performance of Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor. Ryan is Assistant Director of Music and Worship Life at Christ United Methodist Church, Artistic Director of Voces Solis,...

Robert Page: A Choral Legend

Robert Page, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh's beloved Music Director Emeritus, passed away quietly on Sunday, August 7. We are grateful for the privilege of having this extraordinary man and musician lead the MCP for 26 amazing years, challenging the chorus to achieve excellence across a broad range of repertoire, expanding its scope by touring nationally and internationally, and cultivating the next generation of choral singers...

The Mendelssohn Choir hires Matthew Mehaffey as Music Director

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) is delighted to announce that Matthew Mehaffey will be its new Music Director. "The Mendelssohn Choir's national reputation attracted a significant number of outstanding candidates, making the Search Committee's job challenging and exciting,” says Robert Moir, a member of the Committee. “In the end, with overwhelming support from the choir members, the Committee and Board of Directors unanimously agreed...

Mendelssohn Choir’s Duruflé Requiem Named One of 2015’s Best Concerts

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has named the Mendelssohn Choir's October 11, 2015 performance of Duruflé's Requiem one of the best classical concerts of 2015.  The Requiem also marked the the final performance of Betsy Burleigh's tenure with the Choir, as she stepped down after ten years as Music Director, with "a deeply felt performance by the choir." Read the full list on our In the Press page....