MCP Wows Audiences With Back to Back Performances of Mozart and Messiah!
The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) started December 2022 by singing two hugely successful performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO): Mozart’s Great Mass, and Handel’s Messiah. With PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck on the podium, the MCP demonstrated the musicality, grace, and virtuosity that Pittsburgh audiences have come to expect from the 115-year-old chorus. Prepared in expert fashion by MCP Associate Conductor Ryan Keeling, critics had this to say about the performances:
Mozart: “The same unity and precision came from the massive Mendelssohn Choir. This is an excellent body of singers, large and amazingly in time and tune always.” (onStage Pittsburgh)
Messiah: “The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh grows more impressive with each hearing. The challenges of choral singing are many and complex, yet this group makes it sound and look like the easiest thing in the world. They matched the orchestra, bar for bar, when it came to precision and solidarity…Our having such superb organizations as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh are privileges the benefit of which should never be taken for granted.” (onStage Pittsburgh)
Photo courtesy of Julie Goetz
Read what the critics are saying:
- Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Thrills a Massive PSO Audience – onStage Pittsburgh, 4 December 2022
- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Mozart’s Mysterious ‘Great Mass’ and More – onStage Pittsburgh, 3 December 2022