Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Opens the New Season and Welcomes New Artistic Director Paul Rardin

September 28, 2015

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Paul Rardin, Artistic Director and Conductor, Inaugural performance
Soloists: Ah Young Hong, Soprano, Barbara Berry, Soprano
Symphony in C

Saturday, October 18
3 PM: Premiere of MendelSounds, a 20 minute
pre-concert talk and demonstration with Paul Rardin
4 PM: Concert program

Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia 19103. Directions:

Felix Mendelssohn: Psalm 98, Psalm 100, Psalm 43
Kile Smith: Agnus Dei, a world premiere
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor
Tickets: $15-28 at or 215.735.9922, or at the door.  Contact email:

Mozart’s poignant and profound Mass in C Minor is one of his greatest works. A wedding gift to his new bride, Constanze, the piece captures the intensity of his devotion – proof, in its alternation of grandeur, lyricism, and unabashed joy, that “we were made for each other.”
Renowned soprano Ah Young Hong, lauded “lone, blazing star” by The New Times, debuts with the ensemble.
The world premiere of Kile Smith’s Agnus Dei, commissioned by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, is a completion to the unfinished Mozart score.
This is an Inaugural performance of the new Artistic Director Paul Rardin who succeeds Alan Harler in his 27-year highly successful tenure.  Video introduction (2:17):

Press Release “Philadelphia’s Mendelssohn Club Embarks on A High Note with New Artistic Director Paul Rardin. 2015-2016 Season Announcement”:
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Inna Heasley 215.280.4824 |
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