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#GiveBigPittsburgh – November 28

Make a tax deductible gift to the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) on Giving Tuesday, November 28, during #GiveBigPittsburgh, the new online giving day hosted by Pittsburgh Magazine in conjunction with The Pittsburgh Foundation. To double the impact of your gift, MCP's Board of Directors will match every donation dollar for dollar up to $30,000! Give Big Pittsburgh will raise money for local...

Serenity Now! An Unparalleled Success!

Audiences in both Bellevue and Bethel Park experienced some Serenity Now! as the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh opened the 2017-2018 season with two evenings of exciting performances! From the opening bars of Gwyneth Walker's "Let Music Fill the Air," to the closing notes of  Shawn Kirchner's arrangement of the traditional "Unclouded Day," audiences were riveted by the program's range, and the MCP's musical versatility. As...

Our Love for Robert Page is Here to Stay!

On May 6 and 7, the Mendelssohn and Junior Mendelssohn Choirs gathered with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Page family, and our closest friends, fellow singers, and music lovers at Heinz Hall to pay tribute to our beloved Robert Page.  It was a wonderful weekend full of laughter, stories, memories and, most importantly, music-making!  Members of every musical group that Bob had ever conducted were...

The Music of Downton Abbey

Online sales will shut off after 3pm on Saturday, October 8.  Tickets will be available at the door. The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, under the direction of Music Director Matthew Mehaffey opens the 2016-2017 performance season with The Music of Downton Abbey.  The MCP, along with Pittsburgh favorites Helena Ruoti and Erika Strasburg, will take the audience on a tour of of post-Edwardian England with musical selections...

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder, Gypsy Songs

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, in its 30th season, presents Brahms' Zigeunerlieder: Gypsy Songs, under the direction of Stephen Neely.  Composed in 1887, Brahms' Zigeunerlieder were published in 1888.  The texts are from Hungarian Gypsy songs translated by Hugo Conrat.  Brahms learned the characteristics of Hungarian Gypsy music from the Hungarian-born violinist Eduard Hoffmann, but modified the original Gypsy melodies, maintaining only their spirit, as opposed...