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Open Rehearsal – January 14, 2015 6:30pm

DSC00548with Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Settlement Music School, 4th and Queen St.

January 14, 2015 | 6:30pm

Don’t miss your opportunity to get to know Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia! Get a sneak peek at one of our rehearsals and see Alan Harler’s artistic magic in action. Meet members of Mendelssohn Club’s family and enjoy a friendly reception before we sing. These open rehearsals are fun and provide a great introduction to the world of choral music.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register here so we can make sure we have enough snacks!

St. Matthew Passion Symposium

XZL151530January 24, 2015 at 3PM

The Ethical Society of Philadelphia
1906 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join Alan Harler and a panel of prominent experts for a lively discussion of Mendelssohn’s revival performance of St. Matthew Passion and its context.

  • Alan Harler, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
  • Tanya Kevorkian, Millersville University
  • R. Larry Todd, Duke University
  • Steven Zohn, Temple University
  • ..and Koji Otsuki, to moderate the discussion

This symposium will be informal and accessible to novices and experts alike and will be followed with a friendly reception.

Click here to make free reservations

After learning about Mendelssohn’s revisions, please consider attending our North American Premiere on February 8th, 4pm.

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Open Rehearsal – October 15, 2014 7pm

with Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Settlement Music School, 4th and Queen St.

October 15, 2014 | 7pm

Don’t miss your opportunity to get to know Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia! Get a sneak peek at one of our rehearsals and see Alan Harler’s artistic magic in action. Meet Artistic Director Alan Harler and other members of Mendelssohn Club’s family. These rehearsals are fun and provide a great introduction to the world of choral music.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register here so we can make sure we have enough snacks!

Bach/Mendelssohn: St. Matthew Passion

February 8, 2015 at 4pm

Girard College Chapel
2101 South College Avenue Philadelphia
With The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
With Susanna Phillips, soprano, Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano, Yusuke Fujii, tenor, Andrew Bogard, bass, and Michael Stairs, organ
Alan Harler, Conductor

Tickets $28 online | $30 at the door
Preferred seating $38 online | $40 at the door
Senior – with id $22
Student – with id $15

Online Ticket Sales have ended. Please purchase your ticket at the door.

 

 The St. Matthew Passion is revered today as one of the great masterpieces of the choral repertoire, but along with much of Bach’s vast output, it sank into obscurity in the decades following his death.  When the 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn conducted a performance of the Passion in 1829, it helped to inspire a widespread revival of Bach’s music, and fueled the growth of choral societies across Europe and the United States.  The founding of Mendelssohn Club in 1874 was inspired by this revival and we are pleased to look back to our beginnings as we present the North American premiere of Mendelssohn’s edition of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.  Artistic director Alan Harler studied the detailed performing notes found in Mendelssohn’s copy of Bach’s manuscript and this performance will be based on that research.  Experience Bach’s genius through Mendelssohn’s eyes.

BIG SING: Mendelssohn, Bach, and the Chorale

October 26, 2014 at 4pm

(approximately 90 minutes)

Girard College Chapel
2101 South College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
With The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Michael Stairs, organ Alan Harler, Conductor
Tickets $28 online | $30 at the door
Preferred seating $38 online | $40 at the door
Senior – with id $22 | Student – with id $15 
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Join Mendelssohn Club as we prepare for our North American premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s edition of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion by exploring Bach’s enduring influence on Mendelssohn. Bach’s monumental cycles of cantatas and endlessly inventive treatment of Lutheran chorale melodies inspired Mendelssohn in his choral and organ works.  Sing along with Mendelssohn Club Chorus on select chorales.   A few thoughts presented by our artistic director Alan Harler, who traveled to Oxford to study the annotations Mendelssohn made on Bach’s original score, will introduce you to a version of St. Matthew Passion that has never been performed in North America. Begin your journey to our premiere of Mendelssohn’s revision of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion concert in February, 2015 with this musical, informative, and interactive program.

Please download this music so you can sing along with us! BIG Sing Music Packet

Please click here for program notes.