From Chorus America The Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming recognizes member choruses that demonstrate a commitment to fostering and promoting new music. Awards are based not only on the number of works performed which were written in the last 25 years, but also on the variety and creativity of the new music programmed during […]

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 […]

April 17, 2013 CONTACTS: Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold 404.281.6419 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Joins Symphony in C for The Creation Oratorio Maestro Rossen Milanov Conducting Two Performances of Haydn’s Epic Masterpiece, May 11 & 19 (Philadelphia) Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia helps celebrate the 60th anniversary […]

Mendelssohn Club Chorus, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and acclaimed soloist Ching-Yun Hu performing three works by Beethoven and the World Premiere of a new commission by Philadelphia-based conductor/composer Jeremy Gill (Philadelphia) Four of Philadelphia’s musical treasures share the concert stage for the first time for two concerts in February. The two Beethoven and Gill concerts […]

The Art of Strategic Alliances by  Matthew Sigman Collaboration is essential to the choral enterprise: singers engage musicians, musicians engage choruses, and together they engage soloists, opera companies, dance troupes, schools, and, ultimately, audiences.  If on the artistic side the whole is generally far greater than the sum of its parts, might the potential for […]

Christmas schedules keep choral pros on their toes December 20, 2012 By Peter Crimmins On a Saturday morning in Center City, Philadelphia, outside the First Baptist Church at 17th and Sansom Streets, a singer gets ready for his day. “Facing a long day of rehearsal,” said Steven Bradshaw. “It’s 10:30 going to 5:00. Doing a lot […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 27, 2012 CONTACTS: Janelle McCoy, Executive Director, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold PR, 404.281.6419 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Announces NEA Grant Award for 2014 Project Anthracite Fields  Mendelssohn Club has been awarded a record $135,000 in grants from NEA and other major funders for its groundbreaking 2014 […]

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. […]

Look for this article in an upcoming Chamber of Commerce eNews this fall… In my firm, I’m the late shift. Of my partners at Environetics, a Center City architectural/interior design/engineering firm, I am the only one who lives in the city and walks to work. Since I’m not fighting traffic, I get in a little […]