Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia: Redefining & Supporting the Ongoing Vitality of Choral Art (2012)

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New works (and our innovative interpretations of the masterworks) take us on artistic and organizational journeys we could never predict at a project’s inception. Over a year ago, we could have never imagined Tse Go La (At the threshold of this life) would grow to include nearly 200 singers, scores of percussion instruments, two community groups, a panel discussion at fye, WHYY Friday Arts, the Berry and Smith Foundations — and that’s just the journey’s beginning. These kinds of projects, infused with community spirit, nurture the ongoing vitality of choral music and our relevance to the diverse people that we serve. That’s the threshold that we will continue to cross over many times to further the depth and the influence of our legacy and our future work. — Janelle McCoy, Executive Director
Featuring Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Girlchoir.

Andrea Clearfield’s commission was made possible through: the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Alan Harler New Ventures Fund; a gift of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir class of 2010, and from Emilie Carr, in memory of Mildred Owen; and is supported in part by grants from the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter, the Archie W. and Grace Berry Foundation, and the George G. and Elizabeth G. Smith Foundation, Inc.

The participation of the Tibetan Association of Philadelphia and the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia were supported [in part] through a Community Partners grant awarded to Andrea Clearfield by the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter.

Support for video related to this project was made possible through: The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour Program (PennPAT) — Artist Program and The William Penn Foundation.

On location video images and stills were taken by Andrea Clearfield in Lo Monthang.

Lung-ta, the Windhorse by Andrea Clearfield
performed live by the Network for New Music Ensemble
Jan Krzywicki, conductor
Linda Reichert, Artistic Director