The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

A Lowlands Christmas

Nu zijt wellekome!
We welcome you on a visit to the low countries of Europe – Belgium, the Netherlands, and Northern France – for a concert of carols and polyphonic Renaissance music celebrating the beauty of the Christmas season.

Friday, December 8, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

West End Collegiate Church
245 West 77th St. (at West End Ave.), Manhattan 10024

Enjoy traditional Latin texts by low countries composers: Ave Maria by Josquin des Pres, Hodie Christus Natus Est by Sweelinck, and O Magnum Mysterium by Willaert. Then discover traditional Dutch carols, all performed in the historic West End Collegiate Church, which traces its origins to New Amsterdam in 1628.  This gem of a building on the Upper West side was constructed in 1893 and is styled after 17th century buildings of Haarlem and Amsterdam.  It is adorned with a carved oak pulpit and Tiffany studio windows.

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Our 18th Season will also feature:

  • New Music for New York – Saturday March 10, 2018
  • Carmina New York – Saturday May 19, 2018

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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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