Readings and Carols: Peace, Joy, Hope, and Love

Our unique Readings and Carols tradition will culminate in a celebration featuring favorite works from four 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
Church of the Blessed Sacrament
152 West 71st Street
New York City

Fri, Dec 12, 8pm

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014, 3pm
Church of the Holy Trinity
316 East 88th Street
New York City

Sun, Dec 14, 3pm


New Music For New York Composer Competition Concert

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 28, 2015, 8pm
Mary Flagler Cary Hall
The Dimenna Center For Classical Music
450 West 37th Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues)
New York City


M0NT3V3RD1 Reconstructed: Songs of Love and War

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