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The Many Hills Songbook

The Many Hills Songbook - Cover ImageIn celebration of the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s 20th Anniversary Season, we are proud to present The Many Hills Songbook. This collection of compositions from contemporary composers connected to New York City is intended to provide the choral community at large with a shared repertoire of songs that reflect our daily life. We are extraordinarily grateful for the composers who have contributed to this project, and allowed us to share their work with you through a Creative Commons license for free non-commercial use. We hope you will download the songbook, share it with your singing partners, and find joy in the music echoing over the many hills of this world. Learn more »


Of Love and Song

OfLoveandSong Love songs and folk songs have been a cornerstone of MCE’s repertoire from our earliest days. Of Love and Song brings together the best-loved songs of the MCE’s first ten years in one recording, which is sure to delight the ear and stir the heart.

Of Love and Song is available on Spotify and Apple Music.

Io mi son giovinetta (Claudio Monteverdi)
Si ch’io vorrei morire (Monteverdi)
Waldesnacht (Johannes Brahms)
To be sung on the water (Samuel Barber)
The Evening Primrose (Benjamin Britten)
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (arr. Virgil Thomson)
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (arr. Roy Ringwald)
Just as the Tide was Flowing (arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams)
I love my love (arr. Gustav Holst)
Shenandoah (arr. Bartholomew-Heath)
Serenad (de la Halle, arr. Connell)
Loch Lomond (arr. Vaughan Williams)
Danny Boy (arr. Joseph Flummerfelt)

Christmas with The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

Our latest Christmas recording is a collection of some of the world’s most-loved Christmas carols, from perennial favorites to lesser-known gems from around the world.

O Come All Ye Faithful       
The First Noel
Tu scendi dalle stelle (Alphonsus Liguori, arr. Davide Zannoni)
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Vo girand per gli osterie (arr. Gregory W. Brown)       
Hark the Herald
Joy to the World!       
Riu riu chiu (Cançionero de Uppsala, 41)       
Deck the Halls       
Entrai, pastores, entrai, (Giacometti/Lopes-Graça, adapted by GW Brown)
O Little Town of Bethlehem
In dulci jubilo (arr. Praetorius)
Quem pastores laudavere
Silent Night       

Buy a CD

We have a limited quantity of CD’s remaining for Of Love and Song and Christmas with the Manhattan Choral Ensemble. Each is $15, with discounts available for three or more copies. Please write to us at with your order request.