by Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local, 12/29/2014 The final two weekends before Christmas provided local music lovers with the gift of many holiday concerts. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-14, gave me the chance to hear both the Vox Renaissance Consort and the Mendelssohn Club at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, as well as […]

by Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local 12/11/2014 Alan Harler will bring the Mendelssohn Club to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, for its annual performance of the Christmas concert “A Feast of Carols” Saturday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m. The 130-member choir has been performing its Christmas concert at St. Paul’s Church since 1988, and Michael […]

– Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local, April 24, 2014 When the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia presents Julia Wolfe’s “Anthracite Fields” Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 4 and 7:30 p.m., in the Episcopal Cathedral Church in West Philadelphia, executive director Janelle McCoy of Roxborough will have been one of those most responsible for the […]

HAYDN’S ‘CREATION’      The Mendelssohn Club, Greater Philadelphia’s premiere symphonic chorus, joined forces with Symphony in C for a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s oratorio, “The Creation,” Sunday, May 19, in the Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Savior in West Philadelphia. Conducted by the Symphony’s music director, Rossen Milanov, the concert was one of the […]

“Not only did Harler, his singers, the Mendelssohn Brass and organist Michael Stairs offer a little bit of just about everything in the holiday mode, they did so with such perfect balance and cohesion that I found myself wondering why other music directors can’t do the same. ..” Review of “From Heaven on High” from […]