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Philadelphia Voices: O My Earth Cynthia Folio Music Box Jan Krzywicki’s Lute Music World Premiere Thomas Whitman Commission FELYX_M  (Mendelssohn Club Chamber Singers) with Network for New Music Philadelphia Chamber Music Society February 26, 2012, 7:30 pm Independence Seaport Musem 211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia A collaboration among three of Philadelphia’s finest musical institutions […]

Rituals: EAST/WEST

April 29, 2012, 4pm In fall 2008 and summer 2010, composer Andrea Clearfield explored the Himalayan mountains of Nepal while studying the traditions of Tibetan folk and sacred music — all of which inspired this Clearfield commission Tse Go La (At the threshold of this life). Come and experience the Far East with us in […]

Social Circuit | The Philadelphia Inquirer |2-15-2011 The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia hosted its fifth annual Mendelssohn Medley Jan. 30 at Ravenhill Mansion and Chapel at Philadelphia University. The event, which honored Robert Page, the club’s director from 1965 to 1977, featured a performance by select members of the 150-voice chorus and a tour of […]

Groundbreaking performances getting noticed David Lang’s battle hymns “The Hidden City Festival’s Battle Hymns might easily have joined the company of incomplete experimental adventures…. So many possible pitfalls, however, made the piece’s success all the more heroic. Lang’s score is a marvel even by his increasingly high standard. Stein’s choreography consistently underscored the music’s power…. […]

“Music lives in the moment of performance, and it lives on as long as performers return to re-create those moments. That mystical idea floated over the Mendelssohn Club’s performance of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem Sunday at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall.” Review of Verdi Requiem + Higdon Premiere from Philadelphia Inquirer,  March 31, 2009

“Not only did Harler, his singers, the Mendelssohn Brass and organist Michael Stairs offer a little bit of just about everything in the holiday mode, they did so with such perfect balance and cohesion that I found myself wondering why other music directors can’t do the same. ..” Review of “From Heaven on High” from […]

“In celebration of its 130th anniversary, the Mendelssohn Club accomplished what is, for many, the impossible: Its Sunday concert at the Kimmel Center gave you reason to respect Carl Orff’s annoyingly popular.” Review of An Evening of Passion  March 28, 2004 concert from The Philadelphia Inquirer