NOTEWORTHY | Chestnut Hill LOCAL | 12-16-2010 Alan Harler and the Mendelssohn Club brought their annual “Feast of Carols” to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, for two performances Saturday, December 11. I caught the second one at 7:30 p.m. – the first was heard at 4:30 p.m. – and once again came away marveling […]

Bucks County Tribune| 12/11/2010 Mendelssohn Club is one of the country’s oldest choruses, having been founded in 1874 by William Wallace Gilchrist (1846-1916), a leading 19th-century musical figure in Philadelphia, who was also a choral conductor for several choruses, a composer, and the organist and choirmaster for several area churches.  Gilchrist also founded and conducted […]

Chestnut Hill LOCAL | 12/02/2010 Alan Harler and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia will bring their annual Christmas concert, “A Feast of Carols,” to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 22 East Chestnut Hill Avenue in Chestnut Hill. Two performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 11, at 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. Local members of the chorus include […]

Chestnut Hill LOCAL| 10/16/2010 When Alan Harler leads the Mendelssohn Club in its season-opening concert Sunday, October 24, at 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 17th & Sansom Streets, 14 local singers will be among the choristers giving their vocal all-in-all. They include Maria Sisto, Jane Uptegrove & Rebecca Thornburgh of Chestnut […]

Southern Chester County Weekly | 9/30/2010 The finale of the symphony, the “Ode to Joy,” will be performed by the Mendelssohn Club, founded in Philadelphia in 1874. Performances will be at West Chester University’s Emilie K. Asplundh Hall on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. at Lincoln […]

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Biography   Founded in 1874 by William Wallace Gilchrist, Mendelssohn Club has been a major force in choral music in Philadelphia and beyond, with notable historic performances including the 1916 U.S. premiere of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Leopold Stokowski and The Philadelphia Orchestra.  Other historical premieres include the first performance […]

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  Artistic Director, Alan Harler (Long Bio) Alan Harler, Artistic Director, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Alan Harler became Mendelssohn Club’s twelfth Music Director in 1988 and was named Artistic Director in 2009. Maestro Harler served for many years as Laura H. Carnell Professor and Chairman of Choral Music at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of […]

Artistic Director, Alan Harler (Short Bio) Alan Harler, Artistic Director, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Alan Harler became Mendelssohn Club’s twelfth Music Director in 1988 and was named Artistic Director in 2009. Maestro Harler served for many years as Laura H. Carnell Professor and Chairman of Choral Music at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music. […]

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