The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

Messiah

George Frideric Handel

The Full Messiah
Friday, December 6, 8:00 p.m.
Messiah Choruses and Carols
Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity
316 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128

The Full Messiah

Friday, December 6, 8:00 p.m.

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble sang the full Messiah with 50-voice chorus, soloists, and period orchestra in the beautiful wooden acoustics of the Church of the Holy Trinity. The MCE performed the Messiah for the first time this winter as part of our 20th anniversary celebration, with a chorus the same size as that which premiered the work under Handel’s baton in 1742. This special two-hour performance featured all your favorite arias and choruses, including I Know My Redeemer Liveth and the Hallelujah Chorus.

Messiah Choruses and Carols

Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.

Continuing our tradition of family-friendly Sunday matinee Christmas concerts, the MCE performed well-loved carol settings between selected favorite choruses from Handel’s Messiah. This one-hour performance featured highlights from the Messiah, including the famous Hallelujah Chorus, accompanied by a period string quintet, trumpet, and harpsichord. To round out this festive holiday program, Conductor Thomas Cunningham and Assistant Conductor Tyrone Clinton welcomed the audience to join the chorus in singing classic Christmas carols, closing with Silent Night.

Save the Dates

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble continues its 20th Anniversary Season next spring. Please save the dates to join us for:

An MCE Community Sing-along Songbook
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Encore! Celebrating 20 years of the MCE
Saturday, May 16, 2020

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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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