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A Farewell Message from Music Director Betsy Burleigh

Betsy Burleigh, Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, brought her ten-year tenure with the Choir to a close yesterday with a stirring performance of Durufle's music including his Requiem at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Elizabeth Bloom, the Post-Gazette's music critic, wrote that "her farewell concert showed what Pittsburgh will miss in her absence." 

Dear Friends,

I don't need to tell you...

The Junior Mendelssohn Joins the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra for The Planets!

The women of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir join the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) for the final concert of PYSO's season, as they perform Gustav Holst's The Planets.  Each movement of the suite is named after a planet in the Solar System, and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.  The program also includes Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun, Prokofiev March from Love with...

Defying Gravity: Mendelssohn Choir + Steve Hackman at the Three Rivers Arts Festival

Join The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and conductor/composer/arranger Steve Hackman on June 6 for Defying Gravity, the headline performance for the Three Rivers Arts Festival. The MCP returns to the mainstage at the Three Rivers Arts Festival after a 40-year hiatus to perform this one-of-a-kind concert featuring Hackman's original compositions, arrangements and mash-ups of contemporary music. Hear the MCP as you've never heard it before!...

Defying Gravity: Oglebay Summer Entertainment Series

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and conductor/composer/arrangerSteve Hackman make their debut at the Oglebay Summer Entertainment Series on August 7 for a repeat of Defying Gravity, the headline performance for the 2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival. This one-of-a-kind concert features Hackman‘s original compositions, arrangements and mash-ups of contemporary music. Hear the MCP as you’ve never heard it before!...

Position Announcement: Music Director for the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Music Director. Applications must be submitted by September 8, 2015. The desired start date, subject to the successful candidate’s availability, is no later than the end of August 2016 when the Mendelssohn Choir holds its annual retreat for chorus members. For more information on the position, and how to apply, please visit...