The Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s singular choral music competition, New Music for New York, will return Saturday, February 27 to the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. In this interactive concert, the choir premieres three compositions selected by our artistic panel, and the audience votes on its favorite to win an encore performance and a cash prize. The program will include Benjamin Britten’s “Five Flower Songs” as well as beloved folk songs.
The 2015-16 New Music For New York Composer Competition winners, and their premieres to be performed February 27, are:
Save the Dates
- Thursday, April 21, 2016 - New date! - Special Event: An Evening to Benefit Our New Music Initiatives
- Saturday, May 14, 2016 - V1V@LD1 RECONSTRUCTED: A Gloria for a New World
About the Manhattan Choral Ensemble
The Manhattan Choral Ensemble is an exciting, 40-voice, independent choir dedicated to the passionate performance of an international and historically varied repertoire. In celebration of New York City's rich and diverse heritage, the MCE performs in historic New York spaces and creates concert events in partnership with the city's cultural organizations. The MCE also fosters the musical life of the city through its innovative commissioning project – New Music for New York – focused on New York City composers.
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