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Love That’s Here to Stay: A Tribute to Robert Page

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, along with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, on behalf of the Page family, presents a concert event that will celebrate the life and legacy of MCP Director Emeritus, Robert Page.  We have contacted friends and alumni of choirs that had the privilege of working with Bob, including, but not limited to: Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus,...

Mahler’s Resurrection

The Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with soloists Christina Landshamer and Gerhild Romberger, under the direction of PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck, bring Gustav Mahler's epic Symphony No. 2 to Heinz Hall. Not long after completing Symphony No. 2, Mahler said, "The term 'symphony' means creating a world with all the technical means available."  Written between 1888 and 1894, Symphony No. 2 was...

Robert Page: A Choral Legend

Robert Page, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh's beloved Music Director Emeritus, passed away quietly on Sunday, August 7. We are grateful for the privilege of having this extraordinary man and musician lead the MCP for 26 amazing years, challenging the chorus to achieve excellence across a broad range of repertoire, expanding its scope by touring nationally and internationally, and cultivating the next generation of choral singers...

Steve Hackman Talks Defying Gravity Concert on Essential Pittsburgh

Listen to conductor/composer/arranger Steve Hackman talk Defying Gravity, the June 6 headline performance for the Three River's Arts Festival, on the Dollar Bank Mainstage at Point State Park, plus hear him talk classical music, his creative process, and working with the Mendelssohn Choir on Essential Pittsburgh's May 31 broadcast.  Stream it here

The Defying Gravity concert will include...

Duruflé Requiem

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh's 2015-2016 season opens with a performance of Maurice Duruflé's soulful Requiem, conducted by Music Director Betsy BurleighDuruflé completed the Requiem in 1947, and dedicated the piece to the memory of his father.  He incorporated themes from Gregorian chant into the Requiem, with an emphasis on the Gregorian "Mass for the Dead."  The performance also includes Duruflé's Quatres Motets, as well...