“…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 […]

October 21, 2012 at 3p Trinity: Moran and Bruckner with the Philadelphia Boys Choir and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul provides the perfect backdrop for the majestic Bruckner Mass No. 2 in E minor, the world premiere of Robert Moran’s Angele Dei and the commissioned, full-chorus version […]

April 7, 2013 at 2:30pm Fall of the Berlin Wall: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor laureate Layla Claire, soprano Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano Norman Reinhardt, tenor Sam Handley, bass-baritone Meine Wind of Change Smirnov Epitaph for the Victims of Repression Beethoven Symphony […]