February 23, 2014 at 4pm With The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Soprano Barbara Berry, Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie Tenor Roy Hage, Bass Brandon Cedel Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets online. Despite being separated by over two centuries of music, Arvo Pärt and Joseph Haydn both sought to make sense of […]

CONTACTS: January 9, 2014 Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold 404.281.641 Philadelphia’s Largest Symphonic Chorus Presents Haydn’s Mass In Time of War and Three Pieces by Arvo Pärt, Including an Encore Performance of Adam’s Lament (Philadelphia)  Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, one of the largest symphonic choruses in the […]

By TOM PURDOM The Cold War ended with a surprising lack of hoopla, given the importance of the event. The threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union had hung over the world since I was 12 years old, and the long confrontation between the super powers had affected every American. The […]

By Dario Sarlo Featured on LocalArtsLive This year, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts asks its audiences the question: “If you had a time machine…” Over the course of the month-long festival events will cover numerous historical events from the Big Bang onward. On Sunday afternoon (April 7) in Verizon Hall the time machine’s […]

By Peter Burwasser Virtually all live music events contain some element of theater. I’m not talking about opera, which is a theatrical sub-genre unto itself. Even something as pure as a solo piano recital invariably unfolds with some sort of drama, beginning with the manner in which the pianist walks onto the stage and seats […]

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 Tom Purdom This is the time of year when all good little music lovers open their mail to see what Philadelphia’s music organizations have decided to perform this season. Here are a few items from my mail that sparked some extra interest from a music devotee with highly personal tastes.[…] The Fall of the […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS:   September 12, 2012 Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold PR 404.281.6419     TRINITY: Three of Philadelphia’s Musical Treasures Coming Together to Perform Moran and Bruckner for the First Time Inside the Historic Landmark Cathedral Basilica Mendelssohn Club Chorus, Philadelphia Boy Choir […]

Rituals: EAST/WEST

April 29, 2012, 4pm 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 in […]