by Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local, 12/29/2014 The final two weekends before Christmas provided local music lovers with the gift of many holiday concerts. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-14, gave me the chance to hear both the Vox Renaissance Consort and the Mendelssohn Club at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, as well as […]

by Peter Crimmins, Newsworks, 12/12/2014 Christmas decorations go up immediately after Thanksgiving, but, for many, the season does not really start until it sounds like Christmas. “For a lot of people, that’s true,” said Alan Harler, artistic director of the Mendelssohn Club, one of the oldest choirs in America at 140 years. “It feels like […]

by Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local 12/11/2014 Alan Harler will bring the Mendelssohn Club to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, for its annual performance of the Christmas concert “A Feast of Carols” Saturday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m. The 130-member choir has been performing its Christmas concert at St. Paul’s Church since 1988, and Michael […]

December 13, 2014 at 5pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Chestnut Hill 22 East Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia, PA With Mendelssohn Brass and Michael Stairs, organ Alan Harler, Conductor Tickets $28 online | $30 at the door – SOLD OUT Preferred seating $38 online | $40 at the door – SOLD OUT   A Feast […]

RELEASE November 13, 2013 CONTACTS: Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold 404.281.6419   Metropolitan Opera Soprano Karen Slack Joins Philadelphia’s Beloved Symphonic Chorus for “Feast of Carols,” A Concert of Holiday Favorites, Sacred Music and New Works by Composer Donald St. Pierre Later in December, Mendelssohn Club […]

December 14, 2013 at 5pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Chestnut Hill With The Mendelssohn Brass, Michael Stairs, organ And Guest Metropolitan Opera Soprano Karen Slack Tickets $28 online | $30, $40 at the door (Please note as of 12/7, preferred seating has sold out for this concert.  This concert will be performed snow or […]

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 […]

Golden Voices of the East

December 10, 2011 Golden Voices of the East with the Mendelssohn Brass and Michael Stairs, organ A Chestnut Hill tradition!  Experience the beauty of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and its exquisite organ, quaint Chestnut Hill shops and restaurants, the sound of regal brass and the voices of Mendelssohn Club.  One of our most popular concerts, […]