Broadcast Appearances

The Mendelssohn Choir over the Airwaves

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is regularly featured on both radio and television. Performances of the Choir with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are heard locally over WQED-FM (89.3) and distributed nationally by PRI.

Heard nationwide for over 15 years via Public Radio International, WQED’s Sunday-evening program of performances by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is hosted by Jim Cunningham. The program regularly features the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh under the batons of the world’s leading conductors including Leonard Slatkin,Jan Pascal Tortellie, Frubeck de Burgos, and PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck to name just a few.

Hear The Mendelssohn on WQED 89.3-FM

Handel’s Messiah – December 20 & 24, 2017
On December 20 & 24 at 7pm, Classical WQED-FM 89.3 will broadcast our December 2017 performance of G. F. Handel’s beloved masterpiece Messiah. Written in a matter of weeks in August and September 1741, it was originally intended as an Easter offering.  Handel’Messiah premiered in Dublin in 1742, and by the 19th century had become a stronger Christmas in the United States than in Britain.  This performance is especially exciting, as it features the MCP’s own countertenor Andrey Nemzer, along with soprano Rachele Gilmore, tenor Werner Güra, and bass Alexander Elliott. Listen to the concert at WQED-FM 89.3 or online here.

The Mendelssohn Choir on television

PITTSBURGH 250: The Mendelssohn Choir’s 100th Anniversary – WQED-TV ‘s OnQ
Pittsburgh’s oldest continually operating performing arts group, the Mendelssohn Choir, celebrates its 100th anniversary with looks back from choir members, conductor emeritus Robert Page, and music director Betsy Burleigh.
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