The Gentlest Lady
Central Park at Dusk
These three new works for choir based on themes of New York City will open our concert, and we will close with a repeat performance of the audience-selected grand prize winner. In between, the MCE will perform favorite folksongs, partsongs, and madrigals to round out an engaging evening combining the new and the familiar.
The MCE will also reprise excerpts of Victoria Bond’s Cyclops, which was performed on April 1, 2013, as part of the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival at Symphony Space. The piece—based on the “Cyclops” episode from James Joyce’s Ulysses—features a masterful arrangement of text and music that parodies the many voices and styles contained within Joyce’s prose.
Sat, May 18, 2013, 8pm
Mary Flagler Cary Hall
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue
Listen to The Manhattan Choral Ensemble
Slava V Vyshnikh Bogu (Vespers, Sergei Rachmaninoff)
Libera Me (Requiem, Gabriel Fauré
Loch Lomond (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
O Magnum Myseterium (Tomas Luis de Victoria)
Ye Shall Have a Song (The Peaceable Kingdom, Randall Thompson)
Ubi Caritas (Maurice Duruflé)