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 […]

 November 6, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold 404.281.6419 Experience Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in Five Holiday Concerts in December Philadelphia’s Most Historic Chorus Performing Holiday Favorites and Sacred Music in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Chestnut Hill), Verizon Hall and The Grand […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Metamorphosis

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: December 8, 2011 Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold PR 404.281.6419 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Performs Three New Choral Commissions by Clearfield, Higdon and Primosch on Their Latest CD – METAMORPHOSIS (Philadelphia) Three original works by contemporary American composers Andrea Clearfield, Jennifer […]