The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

Music to be Sung with Friends

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Music has a way of bringing people together. For 20 years, the Manhattan Choral Ensemble has cultivated a strong, sustained community around a shared love of diverse choral repertoire. From new music to choral masterworks, the MCE strives to make each of its concerts relevant and accessible to all. Now, to celebrate two decades of music-making, the MCE has  commissioned an original songbook that reflects the enduring social bonds that it has built —with audiences, composers, and fellow singers. Once completed, the songbook will be sent to choirs around the country and made available as a free online download. It will be our gift to the choral community.

Come raise a glass with the MCE, and help us breathe life into songs that explore various facets of friendship — including (but not limited to) drinking songs!

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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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