Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Announces New Music Director

By Francisco Salazar

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh has announced the appointment of Daniel Singer as its new Robert Page Music Director.

Singer spent over a decade conducting with The Cleveland Orchestra Choruses where he prepared choruses to perform under the batons of acclaimed orchestral conductors and alongside world-renowned musicians. Meanwhile, as chorus director for Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra, he readied singers to perform alongside rock icons Melissa Etheridge and Tommy Shaw.

In a statement regarding his new position, Singer said, “My husband is a violinist, and he lived in Pittsburgh and performed here often before we met. I’ve come into town to visit friends and see the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and I’ve become enamored with the city.”

In a statement, Guy Leonard, president of MCP’s Board of Directors and chair of the Music Director Search Committee said, “Earlier this year, following the departure of Matthew Mehaffey after his seven-season tenure as Robert Page Music Director, MCP launched a national search for a successor. We auditioned competitive candidates to fill the role, and the entire search committee was impressed by Daniel’s achievements, expertise, and creativity.” Thanks to his extensive conducting experience with The Cleveland Orchestra Choruses, he is well-equipped to continue cultivating our longstanding musical partnership with Manfred Honeck and the PSO. We look forward to seeing how his commitment to educational outreach and desire to encourage more participation in the choral arts will deepen MCP’s impact in the Pittsburgh community.”