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.
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Come hear 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 will perform the Messiah for the first time this winter as part of our 20th anniversary celebration, and this is your chance to hear this masterwork performed with a chorus the same size as that which premiered the work under Handel’s baton in 1742. This special two-hour performance will feature all your favorite arias and choruses, including I Know My Redeemer Liveth and the Hallelujah Chorus. Don’t miss Conductor Thomas Cunningham’s vibrant reading of this beloved classic!

Messiah Choruses and Carols

Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.
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Continuing our tradition of family-friendly Sunday matinee Christmas concerts, the MCE will perform well-loved carol settings between selected favorite choruses from Handel’s Messiah. This one-hour performance will feature 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 will welcome the audience to join the chorus in singing classic Christmas carols, closing with Silent Night.

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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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