The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

Noche de Paz: A Spanish Christmas

The MCE will welcome the season with a celebration of the sounds of Christmas from Spain. Familiar carols such as Riu, Riu Chiu and E la don don will delight the ear alongside new settings of less frequently heard traditional carols. The program will also feature gems of the Renaissance from such luminaries as Guerrero and the celebrated O Magnum Mysterium by the most famous Spanish composer of the era, Tomas Luis de Victoria.

Fri Dec 9, 8pm & Sun Dec 11, 3pm

St. Peter’s Church
Corner of Barclay and Church Streets
New York City


Spring Concert 2022!

Get ready for the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s first spring concert in three years! We will finally present the program that we had planned to sing in celebration of our 20th Anniversary in 2020.

Musical Pairings is a program of exquisite contrasts. Come hear works commissioned by the MCE over its 20-year history, combined with favorite choral classics — Nico Muhly paired with Schütz, Andoniadis with Finzi, Crouch with Britten, Campbell with Barber, and Kim with Brahms. This special performance of highlights from our twenty years together will be as much an illuminating journey of discovery as it is a trip down memory lane. We hope you can be with us!

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Saturday, June 11, 2022, 8pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue
New York City

The Many Hills Songbook

The Many Hills Songbook - Cover ImageIn celebration of the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s 20th Anniversary Season, we are proud to present The Many Hills Songbook. This collection of compositions from contemporary composers connected to New York City is intended to provide the choral community at large with a shared repertoire of songs that reflect our daily life. We are extraordinarily grateful for the composers who have contributed to this project, and allowed us to share their work with you through a Creative Commons license for free non-commercial use. We hope you will download the songbook, share it with your singing partners, and find joy in the music echoing over the many hills of this world. Learn More & Download FREE »

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About the Manhattan Choral Ensemble

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble is a 40-voice, independent choir dedicated to passionate performance of choral masterworks and contemporary compositions. The MCE performs in historic New York spaces and creates programming in partnership with musicians of diverse backgrounds and genres. Winner of the 2016 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the MCE fosters the musical life of the city through its innovative commissioning project, New Music for New York.

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