Category Archives: Current Season

Serenity Now!

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Music Director Matthew Mehaffey open the 2017-2018 performance season with an evening of music that reminds us that no matter how crazy the world gets, music possesses the power to move us to a place of calm and repose.  Music by classical masters and contemporary favorites from Mozart to McCartney highlight this reflective concert, including Bernstein, Whitacre, Haydn, Ames, Walker, Hackman,...

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: Musical Miniatures

Join the voices of the Junior Mendelssohn and guest musicians as they present a magnificent program of musical miniatures, including Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (Little Organ Mass) and Bob Chilcott’s Little Jazz Mass. Framing these miniature masterworks, the choir will sing a little world music and a little gospel, featuring repertoire by Brazilian Marcos Leite, Canadian Donald Patriquin, and the...

Haydn’s “Creation”

The Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra bring Franz Josef Haydn's magnum opus The Creation to life, under the baton of PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.  After a trip to London in 1795, Haydn wanted to inspire the world with his music, much like Londoners still celebrated G. F. Handel, more than 40 years after his death.  With The CreationHaydn set out to write "a work that will give permanent fame to my name in the...

Handel’s Messiah

Led by PSO Music Director Manfred HoneckThe Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present MessiahHandel‘s beloved masterpiece, for a special one night only performance.  Written in a matter of weeks in August and September 1741, it was originally intended as an Easter offering.  Handel'Messiah premiered in Dublin in 1742, and by the 19th century had become a stronger Christmas in the United States than in Britain.  This performance is especially...

Highmark Holiday Pops

It's everyone's favorite time of the year - the Highmark Holiday Pops!  Join the Mendelssohn Choir, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, vocalist Ryan Silverman, and conductor Andrés Franco, as we perform everyone's favorite holiday music.  Keep your eyes open, and you just might see a certain jolly old elf and his eight tiny reindeer!...