The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

Carmina: New York

sat, may 19, 2018 ► 8pm
417 west 57 street nyc

Kelly Moran

Ellis Ludwig-Leone


Carl Orff’s iconic setting of poetry from the wildly varied medieval collection called Carmina Burana ranges from the impassioned and oft-quoted plea of “O Fortuna” to the irreverent tavern song “In taberna quando sumus.” The cantata, chronicling earthly delights and inexorable fate, was juxtaposed with new works by acclaimed composers Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Kelly Moran inspired by Orff’s masterwork, and performed by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble and the innovative percussion and piano quartet Yarn|Wire

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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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