The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

The Little Match Girl Passion

David Lang

Frances Pollock

Saturday June 1, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Our Saviour New York
417 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Music, David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion has been hailed by Pitchfork as “the most profound and emotionally resonant work of [Lang’s] career.” The secular oratorio sets Hans Christian Andersen’s story in the format of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, elevating the doomed fairy tale heroine to a Christ-like figure.

New Yorker Lang’s Passion was paired with Siren Song, a newly commissioned work by up-and-coming composer Frances Pollock.

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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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