event: WE REPLY TO VIOLENCE
October 14, 2023
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity - Rittenhouse Square - Philadelphia, PA
Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia - Dominick DiOrio, artistic director & conductor
Dominick DiOrio leads the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia in WE REPLY TO VIOLENCE, the first concert of MCP's 150th Anniversary Season. Featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the program opens with Haydn's powerful Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse), followed by Joel Thompson's visceral and moving Seven Last Words of the Unarmed for the tenors and basses, string orchestra, and piano. DiOrio's own We Reply concludes the concert with music of resilience and determination, as we work to end racial violence through awareness and action.