Return to France this December, as the Manhattan Choral Ensemble revives its holiday performances of music from countries deeply involved in New York City history. Our tribute to France will be performed in the historic St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church, with musical selections including Renaissance gems from Mouton and Caurroy, modern masterpieces by Francis Poulenc, and charming Christmas carols from the countryside. Readings from French authors on the preciousness of the Christmas season will accompany the program in a nod to our popular Readings and Carols series from the past five years.
Friday, December 11, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church
184 East 76th St, New York, NY 10021
Save the Dates
- Saturday, February 27, 2016 - New Music For New York Composer Competition Concert
- Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 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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