In 2004, the MCE began its commissioning project, New Music for New York. Through this project, the MCE has commissioned dozens of works for choir from aspiring and established composers, focusing on local New York City composers. The MCE won ASCAP and Chorus America’s Adventurous Programming Award in 2016, recognizing a sustained commitment to performances of choral music written in the last 25 years.
This extraordinary commitment to fostering new choral music has given the MCE the opportunity to work with some of the leading living New York composers, including George Andoniadis, George Steel, Patrick Castillo, Charles Griffen, and Nico Muhly.
Call for Submissions – New Music for New York
Calling all NYC-area composers – we want your submissions to the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s signature composition contest. Details »