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Faith & Fate: Beethoven’s Mass in C and Brahms’ Schicksalslied

Our season begins with musical giants, Johannes Brahms and Ludwig von Beethoven, sung by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  Brahms' Schicksalslied, or Song of Fate, takes us from heavenly bliss to the dramatic depths of despair, bemoaning the unpredictability of our earthly existence.  Beethoven's Mass in C Major is an unexpectedly peaceful and sublime expression of faith from the stormy iconoclast.  Come meet a...

Junior Mendelssohn Choir: Vivaldi’s Gloria

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents Vivaldi's Gloria at Third Presbyterian Church, conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner.  Vivaldi most likely composed this piece for the choir at Venice's famed Ospedale della Pietà, where he spent most of his career.  The Gloria, Vivaldi's most famous choral work, presents the Gloria from the Latin Mass in twelve varied cantatas. Third Presbyterian Church 5701 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Third Presbyterian Church...

Betsy Burleigh to Step Down as Mendelssohn Choir Music Director

“With a heavy heart and much sadness,” Betsy Burleigh announced her intent to step down from her position as Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) in the 2015-2016 season. In 2013, Betsy moved to Bloomington, IN where she is Chair of the Choral Conducting Department at Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music, and since that time has made the punishing commute...

Stephen Neely Appointed Junior Mendelssohn Choir Music Director!

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Stephen Neely is joining the staff as the Music Director of the Junior Mendelssohn ChoirMr. Neely was previously a member of the professional core of the Mendelssohn Choir, as well as a former faculty member of the Junior Mendelssohn.  We are delighted to welcome him back to the MCPStephen Neely's bio can be...

Sci-Fi Spectacular

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Jack Everly and host George Takei, take audiences to the far reaches of the galaxy and beyond in a concert filled with music from classic science fiction television shows and movies, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, E. T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and more!...