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MCP in National Broadcast of Tree of Life Concert

The national broadcast of Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity will be aired on PBS and locally on WQED on Tuesday, December 11 at 8pm.  The concert was hosted by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), conducted by PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck, and featured world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP).  The performance was taped on November 27, was free...

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh featured guests with Andrea Bocelli in concert

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP)'s 110th season just keeps getting better! Shortly before the end of our last successful season, including two sold out performances of The Times They Are A' Changin: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan with composer/conductor Steve Hackman, we got the call. Grammy-nominated and legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli was performing in Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Arena on...

MCP Announces 2018-2019 Season!

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its upcoming 2018-2019 season, including two exciting productions that are sure to delight and entrance audiences. MCP will present Let My People Go! A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad in collaboration with Ebenezer Baptist Church on February 15, 2019, marking the first time the Choir has performed in Pittsburgh's historic Hill District.  The concert will...

MCP and Steve Hackman Rock Out in The Music of Bob Dylan

The Mendelssohn Choir and Steve Hackman took choral music to a new level on Thursday night with the world premiere of Hackman's new choral work The Music of Bob Dylan at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale.  MCP, normally known for singing classical choral works, channeled their inner folk musicians as they sang Hackman's arrangements of Bob Dylan favorites.  The first half of the concert was conducted...

Steve Hackman Talks The Music of Bob Dylan

Recently, composer/arranger/conductor Steve Hackman took some time out of his busy NYC schedule to chat about our upcoming collaboration, and what he wants audiences to know about The Music of Bob Dylan! Steve will be back in Pittsburgh to conduct this exciting new work, so you definitely don't want to miss it!  January 25-28 at Mr. Smalls Theatre.  Click here for tickets!           Of all the iconic musicians...