Our unique Readings and Carols tradition will culminate in a celebration featuring favorite works from five years of concerts spanning the subjects of Peace, Hope, Joy and Love. Readings penned by leading New York authors and poets will punctuate a program of classic choral music and familiar carols performed in one of Manhattan’s beautiful historic churches.
Friday, Dec 12, 2014, 8pm
Sunday, Dec 14, 2014, 3pm
The MCE’s singular choral music competition, New Music for New York, will return in February, as we premiere the three winning compositions in a program capped off with beloved folksongs, well-known madrigals, and a new work by music director Thomas Cunningham.
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015, 8pm
Our season will conclude with M0NT3V3D1 Reconstructed, a musical exploration of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Madrigals of Love and War,” showcasing six dynamic settings of passionate Italian poetry mixed with new works by leading New York composers reflecting on Monteverdi’s masterwork. This performance will feature historical instrumental accompaniment creatively merged with modern electronic percussion.
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8pm