2016-2017 Season

New Music for New York

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th St., Manhattan 10018

Three new choral commissions will be premiered at the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s singular choral music competition, New Music for New York. Take part in the sixth year of this interactive concert, and select your favorite new piece to win an encore performance and a cash prize. The evening will be capped off with works by Palestrina, Bairstow, Willan, Dunstable, and Casals, as well as beloved folk songs.

Our New Music for New York winners for 2016-17 are:

Alison Beck
Alison Beck
“Passing Faces”
Beata Moon
Beata Moon
“Union Square”
Alden Terry
Alden Terry

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Save the date! On the heels of the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s playful performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria, don’t miss our third RECONSTRUCTED concert – where choral classics are reimagined for the new millennium.

Earlier this Season

A Russian Christmas

In 2016, the Manhattan Choral Ensemble performed the Christmas music of Old Russia, inside a landmark New York City church. A part of the MCE’s multi-year celebration of holiday music from around the world, choral masterworks by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Bortniansky were sung alongside traditional Russian carols.

A Russian Christmas
Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church
288 East 10th St., Manhattan 10009

Friday’s performance was recorded and broadcast on WWFM, and we also shared a sneak peek into rehearsals, featuring Director Tom Cunningham: