The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

¡Feliz Navidad! Christmas Music from the New World and Old

Friday December 7, 8:00 p.m.
St. Francis de Sales
135 East 96th St.
New York, NY 10128

Sunday December 9, 3:00 p.m.
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe
328 West 14th St.
New York, NY 10014

For its Christmas 2018 concert, the MCE immersed audiences in the holiday music of the Spanish-speaking world. Contemporary works by Josu Elberdin and Guarionex Morales Matos were sung alongside traditional sacred works by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Juan García de Zéspedes, and Oscar Lorenzo Fernández. Traditional carols including the Catalan “E la don, don” and the charming villancico “Ríu Ríu Chíu” capped this heartwarming holiday program.

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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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