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 […]

May 12, 2015 4pm Performance Garage 1515 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130   Join us in a lively discussion about the historical significance of the Schuylkill Watershed, the Fairmount Water Works, and how it has informed the conception and creation of the World Premiere of TURBINE.   THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC, BUT […]

Composer Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields, an oratorio for chorus and sextet commissioned by Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Here are some select articles and quotes that appeared in the news and social media following the announcement. Please use the links for complete articles.   New York Times – ArtsBeat: “Anthracite Fields” was […]

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Commissioned Composer Julia Wolfe’s Groundbreaking Oratorio and Presented Its 2014 World Premiere to Rave Reviews (PHILADELPHIA) Composer Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields, an oratorio for chorus and sextet commissioned by Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, has been awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Mendelssohn Club premiered the work on April 26, 2014 […]

The William Penn Foundation Awards Major Grant to Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Leah Stein Dance Company to Develop World Premiere Performances of TURBINE Along the Schuylkill River in May, 2015 $216,000 Grant Will Support Premiere of Composer Byron Au Yong’s Work Featuring 88 Singers and Nine Dancers Performing Together Outside of the Fairmount Water […]

posted by Susan Bernofsky 26 Feb 2015 – Pew Center for Arts & Heritage On the occasion of the American premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s 1841 revision of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion—presented by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia with Center support—we invited author and German-language literature translator Susan Bernofsky to discuss the practice of […]

Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Classical Music Critic Last updated: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:08 AMPosted: Friday, January 9, 2015, 2:54 PM   Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia has named its next artistic director and principal director: Paul Rardin, only the 13th leader in the choir’s 141-year history. Rardin, 49, will keep the job as director of choral activities at Temple […]

 Rardin, Director of Choral Activities at Temple, will take over the award-winning 130-member symphonic chorus in July 2015   (Philadelphia) Following a nationwide search that attracted intense interest from dozens of the very best choral conductors in America, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia announced today that Temple University professor Dr. Paul Rardin will succeed Alan Harler […]