February 23, 2014 at 4pm With The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Soprano Barbara Berry, Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie Tenor Roy Hage, Bass Brandon Cedel Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets online. Despite being separated by over two centuries of music, Arvo Pärt and Joseph Haydn both sought to make sense of […]

CONTACTS: January 9, 2014 Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold 404.281.641 Philadelphia’s Largest Symphonic Chorus Presents Haydn’s Mass In Time of War and Three Pieces by Arvo Pärt, Including an Encore Performance of Adam’s Lament (Philadelphia)  Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, one of the largest symphonic choruses in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

OPERA NEWS October 2012 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia: Metamorphosis By Joshua Rosenblum In Jewish legend, golem is a human-like figure created from mud or clay and brought to life through a mystical ritual.  Realistic in appearance but lacking a soul, a golem can prove dangerous in its single-minded attempts to follow orders.  Andrea Clearfield’s The […]

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 […]

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. […]

Artistic Director Alan Harler

(PHILADELPHIA) In addition to its beloved annual holiday concert and performances of masterpieces by Fauré, Mozart and Schubert, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia’s upcoming season features a fascinating mix of works by celebrated modern masters Arvo Pärt (Estonia) and Henryk Górecki (Poland), as well as some of Philadelphia’s most exciting choral composers—such as Andrea Clearfield. The […]