An Evening to Benefit V1V@LDI RECONSTRUCTED
Thank you to all who joined us Thursday April 21 for our spring benefit, celebrating our award-winning new music initiatives and ensuring their continued strength.
Explore Vivaldi’s Gloria as you never have and listen to this masterwork of the Baroque with fresh ears. With V1V@LD1 Reconstructed: A Gloria for the New World the Manhattan Choral Ensemble continues its quest to reimagine the great works of the past through the lens of the present.
Hear an exquisite performance of Vivaldi’s classic work by the MCE and an orchestra of leading period-instrument performers, interspersed with new music inspired by New York City composed by the MCE’s director, Thomas Cunningham. The new movements will sit between the movements of Vivaldi’s Gloria and will serve as both reflections to and extensions of Vivaldi’s music, incorporating the same choral and orchestral forces as the Gloria with the addition of two electronic percussionists. Experience the sounds of 1716 creatively combined with the sounds of 2016 in this unique and unmissable concert.
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 annual 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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