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Classical | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/10/2010 Mendelssohn Club and leader Alan Harler lean in the direction of textural clarity when they shed orchestra in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem Oct. 24 in favor of the two-piano version. See Full Article:  

Albany Metroland | 08/07/2010 But we had the massive Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia to drive it all home, and it was a firebrand of a performance. More stately than some, never over-interpreted or lugubrious, Dutoit’s pacing made the most of the musical detail, the agonized swells of the first movement pulsing from section to section, […]

LIFE|The Saratogian | 08/06/2010 Mendelssohn Club is a symphonic choir of about 120 singers. It is one of the oldest choruses in America. We perform a traditional repertoire, but we have also commissioned 45 new pieces, so we have a very wide range. Innovation is important to keep growing artistically, as well as to bring […]

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