2020-2021 Virtual Season

Big Sing

“Say Her Name”

Featuring Alysia Lee of Sister Cities Girlchoir

March 10, 2021 - 7:30pm

For our third BIG SING, we welcome Alysia Lee, founder and Artistic Director of Sister Cities Girlchoir and 2020-21 MCP Artist-In-Residence. Together with MCP artistic director Dominick DiOrio, Alysia will remind us to “Say Her Name” as we work to end systemic racism and injustice and create a more welcoming and inclusive choral music community through our singing and songmaking. You won’t want to miss this collaborative experience which will also welcome singers from the Sister Cities Girlchoir, an El Sistema-inspired girl empowerment choral academy.

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Dialogues with Dominick

The New Music Scene in Philadelphia

March 31, 2021 - 7:30pm

You are cordially invited to an all-star panel discussion with Philadelphia composers about new music in Philadelphia! Featuring Andrea Clearfield, Melissa Dunphy, and our two 2020-21 MCP Artists-In-Residence Rollo Dilworth and Alysia Lee. Moderated by MCP Artistic Director, Dominick DiOrio.

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Big Sing

Brahms: A German Requiem

Featuring former MCP Artistic Directors Alan Harler, John Leonard, and Paul Rardin

April 28, 20201 - 7:30pm

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia has a long and rich history of music-making in our community, and that legacy has been built brick-by-brick by charismatic, humble, and generous former artistic directors Alan Harler, John Leonard, and Paul Rardin.

MCP Artistic Director Dominick DiOrio welcomes back to the podium these visionaries as we sing together movements from one of our most treasured choral cornerstones: Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem.

Honor their legacy through giving! Learn more about donating to the Alan Harler New Ventures Fund and the Dr. John P. Leonard Conducting Apprenticeship on our website.

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Virtual Attendance Information:

Attendance for our 2020-2021 Season events will be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After purchasing your ticket or package, you will receive an email sent personally by a Mendelssohn Chorus staffer with information on how to login to our programming remotely via Zoom, an internet-based meeting platform.

All Zoom events will begin 10 minutes before the program starting time, allowing patrons to log-in early and trouble-shoot any unexpected technology issues.

In other words, the virtual doors will open 10 minutes before the virtual program begins so you can take your time to find your virtual seat!

A staffer will be on stand-by and available to contact for issues and questions starting 30 minutes before the program via info@mcchorus.org. 


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