The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

And we’re back! Christmas 2021

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble is singing together again, and we couldn’t be happier!

Please join us for our holiday concert on Friday, December 10, at The German Evangelical Lutheran Church of St Paul in Chelsea. Selections will include Hugo Distler’s “Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen” (“Lo’, How a Rose E’er Blooming”), two settings of “Resonet in Laudibus,” as well as treasured favorites of MCE Christmas’s past ─ “The Wassail Song,” “Il est né le divin Enfant,” and more.

To assure everyone’s safety, we’re following the latest government guidance. Guests age 5 and older will need to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated at the door. All our performers and volunteers will also be vaccinated. And while the choir will be be singing without masks, the audience will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the church.

And if you can’t join us in person, you can opt to purchase a “virtual ticket” which will give you access to a video stream of the concert that will be made available approximately one week after the performance. All audience members who attend in person will also receive access to the video stream. Click on the button below to purchase both live and virtual tickets.

Friday, December 10, 2021 – 8:00pm
The German Evangelical Lutheran Church of St Paul
315 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011

Tickets will be on sale soon!

The Many Hills Songbook

The Many Hills Songbook - Cover ImageIn celebration of the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s 20th Anniversary Season, we are proud to present The Many Hills Songbook. This collection of compositions from contemporary composers connected to New York City is intended to provide the choral community at large with a shared repertoire of songs that reflect our daily life. We are extraordinarily grateful for the composers who have contributed to this project, and allowed us to share their work with you through a Creative Commons license for free non-commercial use. We hope you will download the songbook, share it with your singing partners, and find joy in the music echoing over the many hills of this world. Learn More & Download FREE »

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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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