2021-2022 Season and Auditions Update

We are optimistic that we will be able to return to the Junior Mendelssohn program for the 2021-2022 season at Third Presbyterian Church, pending the COVID-19 situation.  At this moment, however, the season will not necessarily look like past seasons, as we work on adapting the rehearsals and the rehearsal space to reflect the current safety guidelines as proposed by the CDC, the PA Department of Health, and the Allegheny Health Department.  These adaptations may include the possibilities of socially distanced and virtual rehearsals throughout the season.  Please know that we will update this website and send out communications as the situation changes.

Note:  For the 2021/22 season, The Mendelssohn Choir and Junior Mendelssohn Choir requires all singers and staff to be vaccinated.  You will be asked to present proof of vaccination via photo or scan should you be accepted into the choir.

Auditions:

All auditions for this season will be virtual.  These auditions will be reviewed on a rolling basis from May 15-August 15.

All interested in auditioning must fill out this audition form.

  • Record yourself singing your audition piece, either a capella or with piano accompaniment.  Please choose a song from the classical realm, i.e., an art song, opera aria, etc., NOTHING THAT REQUIRES BELTING.
  • Record yourself singing your voice part in this short choral excerpt.
  • Upload this video to a private YouTube link.
  • Send the link to the following E-mail address: jmcpauditions@themendelssohn.org

Rehearsal and Performance Dates:

As of May 2021, these dates are tentative, and are subject to change.

Pending the COVID-19 situation, all rehearsals and the performance will be held at Third Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

Rehearsals will be held MONDAY NIGHTS at Third Presbyterian Church from 6:30pm-9pm, unless otherwise indicated.

Season retreat: Sunday, September 12 – 1:00pm-5:00pm

September 13, 20, 27 – 6:30-9pm
October 4, 11, 18, 25 – 6:30-9pm. NOTE: October 11 will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside.
November 1, 8, 15 – 6:30-9pm
Dress rehearsal: November 19 – 6:30-9pm
Concert: Sunday, November 21 – 4pm