By David Patrick Stearns, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC, Philadelphia Inquirer POSTED: March 08, 2016 Many alleluias – at turns complex, simple, strange, sad and always intriguing – were heard from Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in celebratory commissions, both titled “Alleluia,” from two of the city’s best-known composers, Jennifer Higdon and Andrea Clearfield. Titled “Eastern Voices,” the […]

Choral Music from Eastern Europe and Premiere Tributes to Alan Harler Continue the Paul Rardin Inaugural Season with Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia   PHILADELPHIA, March 5, 2016, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, a 120-voice premiere ensemble, led by its new Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Paul Rardin, presents Eastern Voices, Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm […]

Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 PM Temple University Performing Arts Center with Michael Stairs, organ Paul Rardin, Conductor Featured works: Zoltán Kodály Missa Brevis; Andrea Clearfield Alleluia; Jennifer Higdon Alleluia Ticket sales will be available at the door starting at 6pm Zoltan Kodály’s Missa brevis belongs in the pantheon of great music composed during wartime. […]

How did you hear about and join Mendelssohn Club? I’ve known about MC for years and have gone to performances over that time period. I think the first I heard about MC was from Dave Simpson, a fellow poet, who was a long-standing member. The clincher for me was seeing the Anthracite Fields performance in 2014. I […]

Media Contact: Inna Heasley 215.280.4824 | inna@pr-perfect.com. Please contact Inna for press tickets, high resolution images, artists bios, interview arrangements and more. Amanda Schkeeper Executive Director 215.735.9922 amanda@mcchorus.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2015 A FEAST OF CAROLS 2015 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Presents Annual Christmas Favorite Saturday, December 12 at 5 PM PHILADELPHIA: On […]

By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic POSTED: October 21, 2015 Pope Francis has long since departed from Philadelphia, but the concert organizations that stayed out of his way now have season events that seem to be all happening at once. Call it pope overspill. With staggered Sunday-afternoon start times, you could hit Chamber Orchestra […]