The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

Join us for our 17th Season!

  • A Russian Christmas – Friday December 9 and Sunday December 11
  • New Music for New York – Saturday March 11
  • Classics RECONSTRUCTED – Saturday May 20

Call for Submissions – New Music for New York

Calling all NYC-area composers – we want your submissions to the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s signature composition contest. Details »

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Looking Back: our 16th Season

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble's 2015-2016 season featured:

Chorus_America_Logo_90pxChorus America's Adventurous Programming Award
The Manhattan Choral Ensemble received Chorus America / ASCAP's Adventurous Programming Award, recognizing a sustained commitment to performances of choral music written in the last 25 years.
Vivaldi ReconstructedV1V@LD1 Reconstructed: A Gloria for the New World
Vivaldi's Gloria plus new movements by Director Thomas Cunningham, inspired by electronica, hip-hop, and New York City.
New Music for New YorkNew Music For New York
Premieres of three new choral works by New York composers Rich Campbell, Bill Heigen and Eunbi Kwak, winners of our New Music for New York composer competition.
Noel - December 2015Noel: Christmas in France
Renaissance gems from Mouton and Caurroy, modern masterpieces by Francis Poulenc, and charming Christmas carols from the countryside.

About the Manhattan Choral Ensemble

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble is a 40-voice, independent choir dedicated to engaging the community through passionate performance of choral masterworks and contemporary compositions. The MCE performs in historic New York spaces and creates concert events in partnership with the city's cultural organizations. Winner of the 2016 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the MCE fosters the musical life of the city through its innovative commissioning project of New York City area composers, New Music for New York.

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