October 20, 2015 – Eri Yoneda, Phindie “Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia opens its 142nd season welcoming Paul Rardin as the 13th Artistic director/conductor, who is succeeding Alan Harler, the beloved former artistic director who had led Mendelssohn Club for 27 years. At the Church of the Holy Trinity of Philadelphia, which has almost the same […]

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Chestnut Hill with Michael Stairs, organ Adrienne Knauer, Harp Paul Rardin, Conductor Come celebrate the holidays with the voices of Mendelssohn Club in one of our most popular concer​ts​​​! ​Sing along with us as we celebrate favorite carols, and hear new holiday selections […]

Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 4pm Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square with Symphony in C, Ah Young Hong and Barbara Berry, Sopranos, Paul Rardin, Conductor Mendelssohn: Psalm 98, Psalm 100, Psalm 43 Kile Smith: Agnus Dei (World Premiere) Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor Walk-up tickets available at the door at 3pm Mozart’s […]

MEDIA ADVISORY September 28, 2015 Who: Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Paul Rardin, Artistic Director and Conductor, Inaugural performance Soloists: Ah Young Hong, Soprano, Barbara Berry, Soprano Symphony in C When: Saturday, October 18 3 PM: Premiere of MendelSounds, a 20 minute pre-concert talk and demonstration with Paul Rardin 4 PM: Concert program Where: Church of […]

DATE: Thursday, 7/23/2015 7:30PM TICKETS: $25.00 – $85.00 DETAILS: Doors: 6:00 PM, Showtime: 7:30 PM The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia Ludwig Wicki, conductor Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia (Paul Rardin, Artistic Director Designate) Philadelphia Boys Choir (Jeffrey R. Smith, Music Director) Witness The Fellowship of the Ring from The Lord of the Rings, the first film […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2015 UPDATED September 18, 2015 Philadelphia’s Mendelssohn Club Chorus Embarks On A High Note With New Artistic Director Paul Rardin 2015-2016 Season Announcement PHILADELPHIA, October 18, 2015-May 1, 2016 – Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia opens its 2015-2016 season under new Artistic Director Paul Rardin. The ensemble’s 142nd season offers five […]

By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic POSTED: July 01, 2015 Though most outdoor performances would benefit from being indoors, the new choral/dance work Turbine unquestionably belonged where it was Sunday evening, at the Fairmount Water Works overlooking the Schuylkill – even though Saturday’s downpour had cost it one of two planned performances. Early on, […]

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Choreographer Leah Stein and Mendelssohn Club music director Alan Harler have created several dynamic site projects, most notably, Battle Hymns, staged at the Armory in 2009, exemplar of the power of choral music and dance collaboration. Their latest work TURBINE was conceived with Seattle based composer Byron Au […]

July 8, 2015, Miriam Seidel Leah Stein, a master of site-specific choreography, is known for creating outdoor dances that work a kind of alchemy on the places where they happen. She proceeds inclusively, allowing her dancers, the audience, the place itself, and random elements including passersby and even the weather, to come together into a […]