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Paul Rardin Appointed Artistic Director of Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia

Posted January 14, 2015

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Paul RArdin

Paul Rardin, associate professor and chair of Choral Activities at the Boyer College of Music and Dance, has been appointed artistic director and principal conductor of Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. He succeeds Alan Harler, professor emertius at the Boyer College. Dr. Rardin's appointment begins this July and he will retain his position at Boyer.


“I am pleased to learn of Professor Rardin’s appointment," said Robert T. Stroker, Dean and Vice Provost for the Arts at Temple University. "I'm confident Paul will bring the same enthusiasm, artistic energy and creative vision to Mendelssohn Club as he has brought to the Department of Choral Activities at Boyer.”


Rardin, who joined the Boyer faculty in 2011, has commissioned several new works for the Temple University Concert Choir and took the student ensemble on a performance tour of New England and New York last year. Under his direction, the TUCC released the CD, Waken the Dawn, on the college label, BCM&D Records.


Founded in 1874 by William Wallace Gilchrist, Mendelssohn Club has been a major force in choral music in Philadelphia. Its mission is to perform choral music to create a shared transcendent experience among its singers and audiences. Through the excellence of its adventurous performances, Mendelssohn Club advances the development of choral music as an art form.


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