The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

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

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
The Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue
80 Fifth Avenue (at 14th St.)
New York, NY 10011

Come raise a glass with the MCE!

We are turning 20 this year, so come join us to celebrate with a night of singing, dancing, and greeting old friends. (Also – an open bar!)

We have a lot to celebrate! What better way to debut “The Many Hills Songbook: To Be Sung Together” than to gather our community from the past 20 years for an evening of songs, dancing and revelry?

This event will serve a multitude of purposes: The premiere of “The Many Hills Songbook”, a chance for our community to celebrate the success of the MCE, a fundraising opportunity, as well as a homecoming for the 300 singers who have performed with the MCE over the last 20 years.

Composers whose works will make up the songbook include:
George Andoniadis • Victoria Bond • Greg Brown • Rich Campbell • Christian Carey • Patrick Castillo • Charles Griffin • Jaymay • David Kim • Ricardo Llorca • Nico Muhly • Frances Pollack • George Steel • Martha Sullivan • Trevor Weston • Davide Zannoni

Let’s say thank you to our current members and alumni, and give our supporters, audience, and contributors 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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