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 TOM PURDOM The Cold War ended with a surprising lack of hoopla, given the importance of the event. The threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union had hung over the world since I was 12 years old, and the long confrontation between the super powers had affected every American. The […]

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 […]

Featured on LocalArtsLive By Sharon Torello A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog praising the interesting program format for a holiday concert presented by a choral ensemble, Cantus Novus.  This Saturday I discovered a very familiar format when I attended the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia’s holiday concert.  As it turns out, I should not […]

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Announces Major Support From The George G. and Elizabeth G. Smith Foundation   Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia announces $15,000 in project support from George G. and Elizabeth G. Smith Foundation to help produce a major performance and public outreach program in the spring of 2012. “RITUALS: East/West” is a collaboration with […]

Rituals: EAST/WEST

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia announces $25,000 in project support from The Archie W. and Grace Berry Foundation to help produce a major performance and public outreach program in the spring of 2012. “RITUALS: East/West” is a collaboration with composer Andrea Clearfield and The Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia and will be performed at The […]