The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

The Many Hills Songbook

The Many Hills Songbook - Cover ImageIn celebration of the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s 20th Anniversary Season, we are proud to present The Many Hills Songbook. This collection of compositions from contemporary composers connected to New York City is intended to provide the choral community at large with a shared repertoire of songs that reflect our daily life. We are extraordinarily grateful for the composers who have contributed to this project, and allowed us to share their work with you through a Creative Commons license for free non-commercial use. We hope you will download the songbook, share it with your singing partners, and find joy in the music echoing over the many hills of this world. Learn More & Download FREE »

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s 20th Anniversary Gala: Music to be Sung with Friends

To celebrate turning 20 this year, we gathered March 7, 2020 at The Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue for a night of singing, dancing, and greeting old friends.

Thank you to our current members and alumni, to our supporters, audience, and contributors. We were thrilled to have a chance to come together in celebration of the MCE and continue to build on the musical community dreamt of by Tom Cunningham and Matt Laufer back in 2001, with a premiere performance of “The Many Hills Songbook,” together with a cocktail reception and dancing on the hilly island of Manhattan.

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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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