upcoming events

15
May

FETTER & AIR

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia - Dominick DiOrio

The Rail Park - Philadelphia, PA

4:00 pm

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia warmly invites you to wander into an evocative musical experience of word and voice. Fetter & Air is an immersive recorded sound installation, a catharsis for 2020, and a chance to feel the power of choral music virtually, safely, and in the beauty of the outdoors.

Expressing both grief and hope, this uplifting, ethereal, looping 25-minute virtual chorus performance features the original words of singers from the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia (MCP), spoken and sung in their own voices, and set to the music of composer Dominick DiOrio, MCP’s artistic director and conductor. The 562 audio files were then mixed, edited, mastered and designed for the sound installation by consultant, producer, musician, and engineer Justin “JG” Geller. The performance also features pianist Ting Ting Wong, 12 soloists who serve as MCP’s professional section leaders, and sung and spoken contributions from over 80 members of the chorus. Come to meditate, stroll, and air your own fettered COVID-year emotions.

Fetter & Air will run from 4 to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, at The Rail Park, accessible via Callowhill Street, between 11th and 12th streets. Wheelchair accessible entrance at Broad and Noble streets.

Free. All ages. Everyone is welcome. Learn more at mcchorus.org.

Please note that the words in this sound installation contain personal reflections from individuals about their hopes, worries, dreams, fears, anxieties, and joys and that some of these reflections may be potentially triggering for some individuals. All participants are welcome to enter and exit the installation at any time.

16
May

FETTER & AIR

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia - Dominick DiOrio

The Rail Park - Philadelphia, PA

4:00 pm

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia warmly invites you to wander into an evocative musical experience of word and voice. Fetter & Air is an immersive recorded sound installation, a catharsis for 2020, and a chance to feel the power of choral music virtually, safely, and in the beauty of the outdoors.

Expressing both grief and hope, this uplifting, ethereal, looping 25-minute virtual chorus performance features the original words of singers from the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia (MCP), spoken and sung in their own voices, and set to the music of composer Dominick DiOrio, MCP’s artistic director and conductor. The 562 audio files were then mixed, edited, mastered and designed for the sound installation by consultant, producer, musician, and engineer Justin “JG” Geller. The performance also features pianist Ting Ting Wong, 12 soloists who serve as MCP’s professional section leaders, and sung and spoken contributions from over 80 members of the chorus. Come to meditate, stroll, and air your own fettered COVID-year emotions.

Fetter & Air will run from 4 to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, at The Rail Park, accessible via Callowhill Street, between 11th and 12th streets. Wheelchair accessible entrance at Broad and Noble streets.

Free. All ages. Everyone is welcome. Learn more at mcchorus.org.

Please note that the words in this sound installation contain personal reflections from individuals about their hopes, worries, dreams, fears, anxieties, and joys and that some of these reflections may be potentially triggering for some individuals. All participants are welcome to enter and exit the installation at any time.

19
Dec

Christmas at Loretto

South Bend Chamber Singers - Nancy Menk

Church of Our Lady of Loretto - St. Mary's College - Notre Dame, IN

7:30 pm

This annual holiday concert always draws a very large crowd of Northwest Indiana residents.  For this year’s concert, we have commissioned a new work, Sleep, Sleep, Happy Child, from Indiana-based American composer Dominick DiOrio, Associate Professor of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington. The balance of the program will include other 21st Christmas works and familiar carols in new arrangements. The concert will close, as usual, with our traditional, candlelit “Silent Night.”