The year 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. On May 18 and 19, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will celebrate her in its lively, upcoming concert titled Victoria’s Secret: A Life in Music. Audiences will experience some of the greatest musical pieces of the Victorian era as two actors lead them through episodes of the queen’s life.
Critically acclaimed as one of the finest choruses in the country, the 110-year-old Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) is re-inventing choral music for Pittsburgh’s 21st century. Composed of 100-plus singers, the choir is led by Robert Page Music Director Matthew Mehaffey, who created Victoria’s Secret. Featured music will include works by Mendelssohn, Wagner, Johann Strauss, and Arthur Sullivan, and many more. The show will conclude with an organ-backed rendition of “God Save the Queen,” and the audience is encouraged to sing along! If you enjoyed The Music of Downton Abbey in 2016, you’ll love Victoria!
This is a free preview of the show, but the actual concert is on May 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in East Liberty, and on May 19, 2019, 3:00 p.m at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper Saint Clair. For more information and to get tickets, click here.