A Season for Singing Out

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By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer, 9/15/13

What was once the weakest link in Philadelphia’s classical music season is now collectively walking off with the unofficial award for enterprising programming. Yes, choral organizations have been gathering strength for years, and now offer all manner of postcards from the edge.

The Mendelssohn Club rolls out a big gun next spring with its premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields, but in the more immediate future it continues on its collaboration-minded way, most significantly with the Kimmel Center organ.
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