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The Mendelssohn Choir Welcomes Ryan Keeling as Assistant Conductor

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Ryan Keeling will be serving as Assistant Conductor for the Choir.  Ryan is a former Core Tenor for the MCP, and has been heard as a soloist in the MCP's March 2012 performance of Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor. Ryan is Assistant Director of Music and Worship Life at Christ United Methodist Church, Artistic Director of Voces Solis,...

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...

Coronation Mass, Unfinished Symphony and Emperor Concerto

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck present Mozart's Mass in C major, or "Coronation Mass."  Mozart was commissioned to write this Mass while he was in the Archbishop's service in Salzburg.  He composed the Mass for Easter Sunday, 1779.  The concert also features Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto, performed by pianist Yuliana Avdeeva, and Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony....

The Mendelssohn Choir hires Matthew Mehaffey as Music Director

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) is delighted to announce that Matthew Mehaffey will be its new Music Director. "The Mendelssohn Choir's national reputation attracted a significant number of outstanding candidates, making the Search Committee's job challenging and exciting,” says Robert Moir, a member of the Committee. “In the end, with overwhelming support from the choir members, the Committee and Board of Directors unanimously agreed...

Handel’s Messiah

Led by PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck, The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present Messiah, Handel's beloved masterpiece, for a special one night only performance.  Written in 1742 as an Easter offering, Handel's Messiah has made its mark in history as a celebration of the Christmas season around the world....