In fall 2008 and summer 2010, composer Andrea Clearfield explored the Himalayan mountains of Nepal while studying the traditions of Tibetan folk and sacred music — all of which inspired this Clearfield commission Tse Go La (At the threshold of this life). Come and experience the Far East with us online in a program that represents a […]

Metamorphosis

“…Mendelssohn Club has never sounded better…” –Music Critic, David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer   “Their singing is by turns robust and sensitive, and they handle these challenging contemporary pieces with dexterity and enthusiasm.”  – Music Journalist, Joshua Rosenblum, Opera News   Under the dynamic leadership of artistic director Alan Harler, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia […]

By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic Surveying a battery of Tibetan percussion that had been transported down Himalayan mountains on horseback, Mendelssohn Club music director Alan Harler had to admit he could not really predict what he was about to hear as 200 singers assembled onstage for rehearsal with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. […]