2018-2019 Season

¡Feliz Navidad! Christmas Music from the New World and Old

Friday December 7, 8:00 p.m.
St. Francis de Sales
135 East 96th St.
New York, NY 10128

Sunday December 9, 3:00 p.m.
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe
328 West 14th St.
New York, NY 10014

For its Christmas 2018 concert, the MCE immersed audiences in the holiday music of the Spanish-speaking world. Contemporary works by Josu Elberdin and Guarionex Morales Matos were sung alongside traditional sacred works by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Juan García de Zéspedes, and Oscar Lorenzo Fernández. Traditional carols including the Catalan “E la don, don” and the charming villancico “Ríu Ríu Chíu” capped this heartwarming holiday program.

Little Match Girl Passion + New Music for New York

Saturday June 1, 2019

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Music, David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion has been hailed by Pitchfork as “the most profound and emotionally resonant work of [Lang’s] career.” The secular oratorio sets Hans Christian Andersen’s story in the format of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, elevating the doomed fairy tale heroine to a Christ-like figure. New Yorker Lang’s Passion will be paired with brand new compositions by innovative New York composers.

Earlier This Season

Mile Long Opera

MCE members pose during the Mile Long Opera

October 3-7, 2018
MCE members sang in the Mile Long Opera on New York’s High Line.