Tom Purdom in Broad Street Review February 10, 2015 The classical tradition may seem fixed, but it’s actually shaped by a never-ending dialogue. In the last week, Orchestra 2001 and the Mendelssohn Club presented concerts that highlighted two aspects of that dialogue: Orchestra 2001 looked at the current state of the cultural dialogue between Asia […]

David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Classical Music Critic Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3:01 AM “After decades of performers tirelessly homing in on the kernel of any Bach masterpiece, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia revisited a wide-lens view of the St. Matthew Passion on Sunday – specifically, the 1841 Leipzig edition adapted and conducted by Felix […]

WRTI podcast by David Patrick Stearns, February 4, 2015 “For decades, musicians have struggled to determine what J.S. Bach sounded like in his own time. As The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports, The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia is turning the clock in a different direction on February 8th at Girard College, determining what Bach […]

Chestnut Hill Local Posted on February 5, 2015 by Michael Caruso “As he prepares to bring his 27-year tenure as artistic director of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia to a conclusion, Alan Harler will conduct Felix Mendelssohn’s version of J.S. Bach’s monumental “St. Matthew Passion” Sunday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m., in the Girard College Chapel. […]

David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Classical Music Critic Posted: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3:01 AM From the opening chorus of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, audiences at the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia performance at Girard College on Sunday will be hearing something a bit alien. Instead of a children’s chorus sailing over the top of the grand […]

February 8, 2015 at 4pm Girard College Chapel 2101 South College Avenue Philadelphia   With The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia With Susanna Phillips, soprano, Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano, Yusuke Fujii, tenor, Andrew Bogard, bass, and Michael Stairs, organ Alan Harler, Conductor Tickets $28 online | $30 at the door Preferred seating $38 online | $40 at […]

October 26, 2014 at 4pm (Approximately 90 minutes) Girard College Chapel 2101 South College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA With The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Michael Stairs, organ Alan Harler, Conductor  Tickets $28 online | $30 at the door Preferred seating $38 online | $40 at the door Senior – with id $22 | Student – […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 17, 2014   CONTACTS: Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold 404.281.641 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Receives Largest Grant in its 141-Year History, $240,000 from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to Present the North American Premiere of the Mendelssohn Revised St. Matthew Passion Landmark […]

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 […]

 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 […]