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The Manhattan Choral Ensemble (MCE) is a 40-voice community-based choir dedicated to the passionate performance of an international and historically varied repertoire. In celebration of New York City’s rich and diverse heritage, the MCE performs in historic New York spaces and creates concert events in partnership with the city’s cultural organizations. The MCE also fosters the musical life of the city through innovative commissioning projects focused on New York City composers.

Consistent with its mission of celebrating New York City, classical choral music, and new choral composition, the Manhattan Choral Ensemble presents three annual concert series, featuring Christmas music from a culture important to the history of New York in December, significant choral-orchestral works in March, and the fruits of our ongoing commissioning project, New Music for New York, in June.