MCP Returns to Three Rivers Arts Festival with The Words and Music of Bob Dylan!
The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh will reprise their most-talked about concert to date on Tuesday, June 5 at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, The Music of Bob Dylan, arranged by conductor/composer Steve Hackman. The work premiered in January to sold-out crowds at the popular indie-rock venue, Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale. Conducted by Robert Page Music Director Matthew Mehaffey, The Mendelssohn Choir has channeled their inner folk musicians to sing Hackman’s arrangements of Bob Dylan favorites. As Pittsburgh blogger Wavy Alabaster writes, “Listening to 70+ voices, with a small instrumental foundation, sing “Like a Rolling Stone” lyrics, lyrics I live by, was riveting. The power of the words was matched with a powerful physical presence…The choral bodies swayed to the rhythm like a rolling wave in open waters…There was an ease to listening inspired by the fun being had on stage. With every collective gasp, I met Dylan’s music for the first time all over again.” This is the perfect opportunity to hear this concert for the first time, if you missed it in January OR to hear it again and bring your friends!