PREVIEW PERFORMANCE Recently the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia held its third annual Mendelssohn Medley at the Wyndmoor home of Peggy and Rich Greenawalt. Guests and patrons heard Alan Harler, music director, lead 16 members of the 150 voice chorus in a selection from the Verdi Requiem, which they will perform at the Kimmel Center on March 29 along with the world premiere of a choral-orchestral work by renowned Philadelphia composer Jennifer Higdon.
This party celebrated Harler’s 20th year as Music Director, and the 135th Anniversary of the Mendelssohn Club, the oldest continually performing mixed-voice chorus in the country. Over 70 guests attended, raising $9,000 towards the cost of the upcoming concert.
For tickets for the Verdi Requiem/Higdon concert, visit the Mendelssohn Club website at www.mcchorus.org or call Ticket Philadelphia at 215-893-1999.
TENNIS TROPHY: Matthew Schelke, of Chestnut Hill, holds the trophy he received for achieving a #1 r7anking in the United States Tennis Association’s Middle States Philadelphia District Boys’ 18s Singles Division for the 2008 tennis season. Schelke is a senior at Germantown Academy. The USTA’s Philadelphia District serves more than 11,000 members with tournament, league and recreational tennis programs in the five county area.
Center in the Park recognizes and celebrates African American History Month with a series of special events. Unless otherwise noted, events are free and the public is welcomed to attend. Seating may be limited, so register by calling the Program Office at Center in the Park, 215-848-7722. Center in the Park is located in historic Vernon Park, near Germantown and Chelten Avenues with off-street parking is available on the lot located at Rittenhouse & McCallum Streets.
Members of the Mt. Airy-Nippon-Bryan-Cresheim Town Neighborhood Watch, currently celebrating their 20th anniversary, are seen here during their last monthly meeting at the High Point Cafe at Allens Lane train station on Jan. 8 to discuss issues relevant to their community. (Photo by Erin Vertreace)