Junior Mendelssohn Choir 2020 Auditions

August 17-19, 2020, 6:00-9:00pm
Third Presbyterian Church
5071 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of Fifth and S. Negley)
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

In-Person Audition requirements:

  • Please fill out the online audition form by your selected audition date.
  • Prepared solo of your choice, preferably a classical selection (art song, aria, etc.) Carefully selected works from musical theater may be performed, but these should demonstrate a classical singing technique rather than belting.
  • We will ask you to perform a short sight-reading exercise.

To schedule an audition contact Emily Leal-Santiesteban at 412-926-2488.  Alternate audition times may be available upon request.

Online Audition

Due to the current worldwide COVID-19 situation, this season we are accepting audition submissions in an online format on a rolling basis from May 1-August 15.  Please submit the following, via a private YouTube linksent to Chorus Manager Emily Leal-Santiesteban at estewart@themendelssohn.org.

  • Please fill out the online audition form.
  • Prepared solo of your choice, preferably a classical selection (art song, aria, etc.) Carefully selected works from musical theater may be performed, but these should demonstrate a classical singing technique rather than belting. These solos may be performed a capella, or to a live or recorded piano track.
  • Learn and perform your voice part of a short choral excerpt.  This excerpt may be recorded a capella or with a live or recorded piano track.

If there are any questions, please contact Chorus Manager Emily Leal-Santiesteban at estewart@themendelssohn.org or 412-926-2488.

Tuition for the Junior Mendelssohn Choir is $375.  Scholarship assistance is available to qualifying students.

2020 JMCP Season Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Jr. Mendelssohn Retreat: Saturday, August 29, 2020 – 9:00AM-3:00PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. Note: We will be spending our retreat time with the adult Mendelssohn Choir!

Weekly Rehearsals: PLEASE NOTE, ALL REHEARSALS ARE ON MONDAY NIGHTS!

Attendance at all rehearsals is mandatory.

All rehearsals will be held at Third Presbyterian Church.

August 31 – 6:30PM-9:00PM (Monday)

September 14, 21, 28 – 6:30PM – 9:00PM (Mondays)

October 5, 12, 19, 26 – 6:30PM – 9:00PM (Mondays) – October 12 rehearsal will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church

Choral Festival with Pittsburgh Youth Chorus: Saturday, October 24 at Ebenezer Baptist Church

November 2 – 6:30PM – 9:00PM (Mondays)

Dress Rehearsals: November 9, 16 – 6:30PM-9:30PM

Concert: Friday, November 20, 2020 – 7:30PM at Third Presbyterian Church
               Sunday, November 22, 2020 – 3:00PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church