2017-2018 Season

The MCE’s 18th Season Continues

Our 18th Season continues with:

New Music for New York
Saturday March 10, 2018
Our signature program of new commissions.

Carmina New York
Saturday May 19, 2018
The fourth in our new series of re-imagined choral works.

Earlier This Season

A Lowlands Christmas

Nu zijt wellekome!
The MCE welcomed audiences on a visit to the low countries of Europe – Belgium, the Netherlands, and Northern France – for a concert of carols and polyphonic Renaissance music celebrating the beauty of the Christmas season.

Friday, December 8, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

West End Collegiate Church
245 West 77th St. (at West End Ave.), Manhattan 10024

The performance featured traditional Latin texts by low countries composers: Ave Maria by Josquin des Pres, Hodie Christus Natus Est by Sweelinck, and O Magnum Mysterium by Willaert. In addition, traditional Dutch carols were performed, all in the historic West End Collegiate Church, which traces its origins to New Amsterdam in 1628.  This gem of a building on the Upper West side was constructed in 1893 and is styled after 17th century buildings of Haarlem and Amsterdam.  It is adorned with a carved oak pulpit and Tiffany studio windows.