Pennsylvania Girlchoir (PG) maintains a repertoire steeped in the classical tradition and enhanced by music from many cultures and time periods. Established in 2004, PG was lauded as “a happy addition to the musical resources of the region.” In 2007 the Girlchoir’s stellar performance in Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah with Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia led its music director Alan Harler to declare the Pennsylvania Girlchoir as “the finest girlchoir I’ve ever worked with,” and music critic Michael Caruso said PG “sang with impressive delicacy of tone, smoothness of balance and blend, and security of projection…” The Philadelphia Inquirer lauded the Girlchoir’s debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Singers.
This season marks the 12th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir. In its first decade, PG has collaborated with many important Philadelphia arts and culture organizations, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mendelssohn Club, Opera Philadelphia (for which it serves as its official girlchoir), the Curtis Institute of Music, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Lyric Fest, WHYY, the University of Pennsylvania and Network for New Music. The Girlchoir was proud to participate in two world premiere performance events in 2011 as a part of the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), collaborating with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in the first of these and with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Keystone State Boychoir in the second.
In October 2014, the Girlchoir performed at the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal Ceremony honoring Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. In October, they hosted a young women’s choral festival, “GETMusic!” which brought hundreds of female choristers from all walks of life to join forces for a weekend of shared musical connection. As the touring choir of Pennsylvania Girlchoir, the Motets have performed internationally in Italy, Iceland, the Pacific Northwest, the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Uruguay and Argentina. In June 2016, the choir will be embark on a concert tour in Barcelona, Spain. The brother choir of Pennsylvania Girlchoir is Keystone State Boychoir.
A Sampling of Recent Performances
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