Matthew Mehaffey - Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

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Nov 18, 2021

The Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Matthew Mehaffey, talks with Jim Cunningham about the "Promise of Light" concert running December 10th through the 18th in several  venues starting at Westminster Presbyterian Church in the South Hills and ending at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, downtown. All are free, Wear your mask, please register in advance so they know you are coming.  It’s a wide ranging program with a celebratory mood and a hopeful theme with poetry by Robert Frost, Mary Oliver and Ogden Nash plus singing about winter, the solstice and the holidays. Music by Carol King, Dolly Parton, Randall Thompson, Eriks Esenvalds and Melissa Dunphy. Matthew talks about his work at the University of Minnesota where he is a full professor, the challenges of the pandemic time and the specifics of the program.  For complete details on the presentations check out themendelssohn.org website. 

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