The Manhattan Choral Ensemble teams up for a free, joint concert with The Voices of Aloha.
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Our Saviour New York
417 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019
The Voices of Aloha (VoA) world tour representing the University of Hawai‘i and the beautiful Hawaiian Islands comes to New York City with a unique blend of music from the Pacific islands and traditional choral repertoire.
VoA’s program, “For You, A Lei,” delivers a musical portrait of Hawai‘i in the 21st century. They visit Hawai‘i’s rich history, their Pacific neighbors, and Western influences—all through beautiful choral selections complete with ‘ukulele and hula.
The MCE program will include selections from Benjamin Britten and Jean Mouton, as well as a new piece entitled Heaven, by Rich Campbell, one of three winners of the MCE’s 2016 New Music for New York composer competition.
Manhattan Choral Ensemble Wins Adventurous Programming Award
Chorus America, one the country's leading choral associations, has named the Manhattan Choral Ensemble among three winners of its 2016 Chorus America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award.
“These individuals and organizations are leaders in excellence and innovation, and set an example for the entire choral field,” said Catherine Dehoney, president and CEO of Chorus America. “We are thrilled to recognize their success.”
The award will be presented at Chorus America’s June 2016 Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
About the Manhattan Choral Ensemble
The Manhattan Choral Ensemble is an exciting, 40-voice, independent choir dedicated to the passionate performance of an international and historically varied repertoire. In celebration of New York City's rich and diverse heritage, the MCE performs in historic New York spaces and creates concert events in partnership with the city's cultural organizations. The MCE also fosters the musical life of the city through its innovative commissioning project – New Music for New York – focused on New York City composers.
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