The Manhattan Choral Ensemble


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Save the date! On the heels of the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s playful performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria, don’t miss our third RECONSTRUCTED concert – where choral classics are reimagined for the new millennium.

New Music for New York

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th St., Manhattan 10018

Three new choral commissions premiered at the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s singular choral music competition, New Music for New York. In the sixth year of this interactive concert, our audience selected “Recuerdo” by Alden Terry to win an encore performance and a cash prize. The evening was be capped off with works by Palestrina, Bairstow, Willan, Dunstable, and Casals, as well as beloved folk songs.

Our New Music for New York winners for 2016-17 were:

Alison Beck
Alison Beck
“Passing Faces”
Beata Moon
Beata Moon
“Union Square”
Alden Terry
Alden Terry

Over the course of our New Music for New York program, many of our submissions have featured the poetry of Sara Teasdale. One of our winning composers, Alison Beck, explains why:

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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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