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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...

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....