Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1908, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is critically acclaimed as one of the finest choruses in the country, and has been the choral partner of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for over ninety years. The chorus is composed of a 20-member professional core along with volunteer singers from diverse backgrounds and professions who are united in their passion to create powerful and deeply moving musical experiences. In addition to its annual schedule of performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir produces exciting and innovative programming such as its 2018 world premiere of The Times They Are A-Changin’ by Steve Hackman at an indie-rock venue which audiences called “EXCEPTIONAL and MEMORABLE,” its 2019 performance
of Let My People Go at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Pittsburgh’s Hill District proclaimed “breathtaking,” and “moving
and intense,” and the 2020 world premiere of Stewart Copeland’s Satan’s Fall, a genre-bending work intended to engage new audiences. MCP fosters the next generation of choral singers and audience members through its educational program, the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh ( JMCP). Founded in 1988, JMCP is the region’s premier high school choral training and performance program.