2021-2022 Season Update
We are optimistic that we will be able to return to the Junior Mendelssohn program for the 2021-2022 season. 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.
2019 Performance Season
The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, under the direction of Music Director Dr. Caron Daley, present their annual fall concert, From Stranger to Neighbor. This program explores the ways in which our global world is present in our local communities and neighborhoods, while celebrating how people from diverse backgrounds can become friends through common experience and respect for one another. The movement, from “stranger to neighbor” is a metaphor for how we can promote justice and reconciliation in our times. In the case of the JMCP, this concert also celebrates how students from across the region come together through choral singing to build a musical community!
The program has strong Pittsburgh connections, with an arrangement of songs from the beloved television show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, (arrangement by JMCP founder Robert Page), and a Hebrew round written for the victims of the Tree of Life shooting. A diversity of musical traditions is represented, including extended vocal techniques!
Third Presbyterian Church
5701 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Third Presbyterian Church is located on the corners of Fifth and South Negley Avenues in Shadyside. There is a parking lot next to the church on Fifth Avenue, as well as street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods. For questions about accessibility of specific venues or performances, please contact Maggie Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-926-2488.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Westminster Presbyterian Church is located directly off of Washington Road in Upper St. Clair. Parking is available within the church parking lot. The accessible entrance is located directly off the parking lot. For questions about accessibility of specific venues or performances, please contact Maggie Richardson at email@example.com or call 412-926-2488.