The Club sponsors an "afterglow" immediately following each formal concert at a local restaurant or hall to wind down from the concert and its preparations. Members often invite concert attendees to the afterglow where additional entertainment is usually provided. Also there are typically spontaneous, informal afterglows following the other gigs we may perform in the community.

Annual Outing

Since the beginning of Mendelssohnian time, the Club has presented members with an annual outing. The Outing is a day-long event with lunch, snacks, beer, dinner, and a generous portion of music. The main ingredient, however, is camaraderie. Sporting events are often organized during the day; even golf is available for those willing to start early in the morning. Since Mendelssohn is a club for male voices, the Outing is open to males only, including male family members and friends. Many sons of members plan annual family visits just to attend the Outing. The Outing is the Club's way of thanking its members for the past season's activities and community services. Former members are also invited and frequently attend to renew old friendships.


In addition to afterglows that occur after performances, at least once a year there are dinners or other events where we bring spouses or significant friends so people that are close to us may meet and mix with our colleagues in song.

After Rehearsal

Over the years, it has been traditional for members to gather at a local tavern or pub for a pint or two, fellowship, and song following each rehearsal. It is an excellent way to meet those members that sing on the other side of the room in a different section, and a marvelous way to learn more about even the fellow who sings next to you.