The Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s singular choral music competition, New Music for New York, will return Saturday, February 27 to the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. In this interactive concert, the choir premieres three compositions selected by our artistic panel, and the audience votes on its favorite to win an encore performance and a cash prize. The program will include Benjamin Britten’s “Five Flower Songs” as well as beloved folk songs.
The 2015-16 New Music For New York Composer Competition winners, and their premieres to be performed February 27, are:
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Church of the Blessed Sacrament
152 West 71st St., New York, NY 10023
Bask in the magnificence of Vivaldi’s Gloria, alongside a contemporary reinterpretation of the work. Accompanied by a period orchestra, the Manhattan Choral Ensemble will close its season with a work that represents the pinnacle of Vivaldi’s sacred choral writing, set against new works from some of New York’s most innovative and gifted composers.
Earlier this Season
With Noel: Christmas in France, the Manhattan Choral Ensemble revived its holiday performances of music from countries deeply involved in New York City history. Our tribute to France was 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 accompanied 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