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 […]

“Diligent, but dull.” That’s how one critic described my conducting after a performance of the Brahm’s Requiem early in my career, over 40 years ago.  I was stunned and humbled, but his curt critique led me to a powerful epiphany. Since I first taught myself to play an old piano that I discovered in my […]