I’m honored and excited to be singing TONIGHT with Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in our debut concert of the season (that would be our 145th season, for the record! Not to brag…) in the stunning space of the Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square.
It’s a concert featuring a moving and exciting range of American music on the theme of water, including music by Leonard Bernstein and Eric Whitacre that is variously soothing, exhilarating, hair-raising, and sublime.
But I think the most exciting music for me is the series of works by Philadephia composer Rollo Dilworth, commissioned by Mendelssohn Club. They span a number of styles, emotions, and textures, but on the whole, they consistently make me smile and want to move! (particularly the more directly gospel-inspired pieces). We’ll be joined by a beautiful children’s choir comprised of kids from all over Philadelphia, as well as a true rhythm section for these ones. Set to the text of a beautiful and profound 1904 speech by W.E.B. Du Bois, Dilworth’s Credo combines our choir’s voices with those of the kids in a way that is truly moving and rousing, and which makes Du Bois’s text seem as relevant and forward-thinking now as ever.
OK, there's still more to this exciting program, but I’m running out of effusive, positive adjectives, so I guess I should stop. But come out and hear us if you can! If you buy tickets online, you can get a 15% discount by using the code “MCSinger2018”.