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Verdi’s Requiem

Manfred Honeck conducts the Mendelssohn Choir, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and soloists in a performance of Guiseppe Verdi's operatic Requiem.  Composed in memory of poet Alessandro Manzoni, the Requiem was first performed in 1874 in Milan.  Verdi wrote this music much as he wrote his operas - with high drama, emotions, and sweeping melodies - but he was roundly criticized for it being too operatic for the religious setting.  Join...

Berlioz’s Te Deum

The Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with Maestro Manfred Honeck, close out the 2017-2018 performance season with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere of Hector Berlioz's Te Deum.  The Te Deum was originally conceived at the penultimate piece of a symphony to commemorate Napoleon Bonaparte, but the finished product was dedicated to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort.  The work was premiered in Paris in 1855,...

Audition for the Mendelssohn and Junior Mendelssohn!

Let your voice soar with the Mendelssohn or Junior Mendelssohn Choir! Auditions for the Mendelssohn Choir will be held in Spring 2018. Please contact MaryColleen Seip at mcseip@themendelssohn.org (724-263-5259) for more information, and to schedule an audition for the Mendelssohn Choir. Visit the Auditions Page for audition criteria.
Junior Mendelssohn Choir auditions will be held in Spring and Summer 2018 at Third Presbyterian Church. Please contact Emily Stewart at...