Category Archives: Additional Engagements

Bruckner’s Te Deum

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh opens its 2019-2020 performance season in a special performance of Anton Brucker's Te Deum at St. Vincent Basilica in Latrobe, PA, with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.  Bruckner began work on the Te Deum in 1881, while working on his Symphony No. 6.  He finished the Te Deum in March of 1884, with a premiere...

Path of Miracles

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh combines with San Francisco-based dance company ODC/Dance to present Path of Miracles, an immersive dance experience with a score by British composer Joby Talbot.  Path of Miracles takes audiences along the Camino del Santiago, the ancient Catholic pilgrimage across Spain....

Handel’s Messiah

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Osmo Vänskä, present a special one-night only performance of Handel's Messiah.  Composed in 1741, it was first performed in Dublin in April 1742.  Though it received a modest reaction from audiences at first, Messiah has now become one of the best-known and performed choral works....

Highmark Holiday Pops

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Snow, presents, candy canes - and the Highmark Holiday PopsThe Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrate the season with conductor Daniel Meyer, vocalist Ashley Brown, and a certain special guest with a red suit and a sackful of presents!...

Beethoven’s “Fidelio”

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform a concert version of Ludwig van Beethoven's opera Fidelio, conducted by PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.  Fidelio is Beethoven's only opera, and tells the story of Leonore, disguised as a prison guard named Fidelio, saves her husband who is unjustly imprisoned for political crimes....