Junior Mendelssohn Concert: Pergolesi’s Magnificat

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir presents its annual concert on Sunday, November 8 at 4:00pm at Third Presbyterian Church.  The Junior Mendelssohn will perform Giovanni Pergolesi‘s Magnificat, conducted by Music Director Stephen Neely.  Better known for his Stabat Mater, Pergolesi probably composed the Magnificat during his time at the conservatoire in Naples, where he was enrolled from 1720-1731.  The Magnificat blends the traditional polyphant of the Baroque period with the newer Neapolitan “style gallant,” which one days would be called “Mozartean.”

The concert will also include the world premiere of composer (and Mendelssohn Choir alumna) Katherine Pukinskis‘s Requiem Fragments, dedicated to the Junior Mendelssohn Choir, as well as various English and Irish folk song settings.

A post-concert reception will be held in the Social Hall immediately following the concert.

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 Mary Ann Lapinski at mlapinski@themendelssohn.org or call 412-926-2488.

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