Philadelphia Inquirer 9/10/11 by Peter Dobrin and David Patrick Stearns Orchestra 2001 collaborates with the Mendelssohn Club in a program of minimalists, both American and Eastern European, most especially Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament Oct. 22 at the Church of the Holy Trinity and 23 at Swarthmore College. It’s also worth noting that Pierre Boulez’s music […]

Meet Alan Harler In 1988, Alan Harler was named artistic director of Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, only the twelfth person to hold that position since the chorus’s founding in 1874.  Maestro Harler also served as Laura H. Carnell Professor and Chairman of Choral Music at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music. A strong advocate […]

Look for this article in an upcoming Chamber of Commerce eNews this fall… In my firm, I’m the late shift. Of my partners at Environetics, a Center City architectural/interior design/engineering firm, I am the only one who lives in the city and walks to work. Since I’m not fighting traffic, I get in a little […]

Rituals: EAST/WEST

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia announces $25,000 in project support from The Archie W. and Grace Berry Foundation to help produce a major performance and public outreach program in the spring of 2012. “RITUALS: East/West” is a collaboration with composer Andrea Clearfield and The Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia and will be performed at The […]

October 22, 2011 Northern Lights & Mystical Masterpieces With Orchestra 2001 “I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.” — Arvo Pärt Orchestra 2001  joins us in this  program of inspired […]

Artistic Director Alan Harler

(PHILADELPHIA) In addition to its beloved annual holiday concert and performances of masterpieces by Fauré, Mozart and Schubert, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia’s upcoming season features a fascinating mix of works by celebrated modern masters Arvo Pärt (Estonia) and Henryk Górecki (Poland), as well as some of Philadelphia’s most exciting choral composers—such as Andrea Clearfield. The […]

Golden Voices of the East

December 10, 2011 Golden Voices of the East with the Mendelssohn Brass and Michael Stairs, organ A Chestnut Hill tradition!  Experience the beauty of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and its exquisite organ, quaint Chestnut Hill shops and restaurants, the sound of regal brass and the voices of Mendelssohn Club.  One of our most popular concerts, […]

Glorious Sounds of Christmas With the Philadelphia Orchestra Rossen Milanov, Conductor December 15, 16, & 17 | 7 pm Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 260 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA Tickets: Exclusively through the Kimmel Center Box Office. Join Mendelssohn Club and The Philadelphia Orchestra while we lend our lush sound to […]

Rossen Milanov

February 12, 2012 Unfinished Masterpieces | Mozart’s Requiem and Schubert “Unfinished” With Symphony in C and Rossen Milanov, Conductor Alexandra Maksimova, soprano Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo-soprano Zach Borichevsky, tenor Scott Conner, bass The program will include a Symphony in C performance of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear two masterpieces, […]