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  1. Apr
    21
    Mon
    1. Vaughan Williams: “Dona Nobis Pacem” @ Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Celebrate Vaughan Williams’ thrilling cantata Dona Nobis Pacem this spring at world-renowned Carnegie Hall. Revel in the gorgeous melodies and prayerful text in this wonderfully complex cantata, conducted by Guest Conductor James Rodde.  Performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus and prominent soloists Inna Dukach, Soprano and Markus Beam, Baritone, with the full forces of the all-professional New York City Chamber Orchestra.

       

      Manhattan Concert Productions also presents an exciting array of choral classics, including How Can I Keep from Singing, Dickau’s If Music Be the Food of Love, and the traditional spiritual My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord, all under esteemed Guest Conductors Julie Yu and Joshua Oppenheim, with the National Festival Chorus.

       

      Don’t miss this phenomenal concert at legendary Carnegie Hall!

       

      To learn more about participating on this concert please email info@mcp.us or call Toll Free (877) 279-1147.

  2. Apr
    28
    Mon
    1. Handel: Selections from “Messiah” @ Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Manhattan Concert Productions presents selections from Handel’s beloved Messiah in the intimate surrounds of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.  Featuring the Masterworks Festival Chorus, members of the professional Manhattan Chorale and New York City Chamber Orchestra, all under the baton of renowned Guest Conductor Tim Sharp.

       

      Highly sought after conductor Sandra Peter will lead the National Women’s Festival Chorus in a collection of choral works for female voices including, Gjeilo’s Shimmering, Hagen’s Moon Goddess, Szymko’s Arise, My Love, and more.

       

      Don’t miss Handel’s acclaimed oratorio Messiah, and a wonderful performance from the National Women’s Festival Chorus at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

       

      To learn more about participating on this concert please email info@mcp.us or call Toll Free (877) 279-1147.

  3. May
    12
    Mon
    1. Mark Hayes’ Requiem with Guest Conductor Allen Hightower @ The Riverside Church
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Manhattan Concert Productions presents Mark Hayes’ magnificent Requiem with the Cathedral Festival Choir, professional orchestra and soloists, led by esteemed Guest Conductor Allen Hightower at legendary Riverside Church in New York City.

       

      Composer Mark Hayes’ vocal and instrumental writing is widely acclaimed and performed across the nation. He is well-known for his unique choral settings which draw from such diverse styles such as gospel, jazz, pop, folk, and classical to achieve a truly “American sound.”  His Requiem, scored for two soloists, chorus and orchestra is a contemplative work using English translations combined with Latin text for a musically reflective experience.

       

      Guest Conductor Allen Hightower is a Professor of Music at Luther College, where he serves as conductor of the renowned Nordic Choir and Artistic Director of Christmas at Luther. As Luther’s Director of Choral Activities, he gives leadership to a choral program that includes four conductors, six choirs, and over 500 singers. Before joining the faculty at Luther, Dr. Hightower served on the faculty at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and California State University, Long Beach, and from 2005-2010 was music director of the Houston Masterworks Chorus, Houston’s largest independent symphonic chorus. Performing and teaching opportunities take Dr. Hightower throughout the United States. Recent collegiate residencies have included invitations from The University of Alabama, Colorado State University, The Vandercook College of Music, and Pepperdine University.

       

      Hayes’ Requiem led by Guest Conductor Allen Hightower at beautiful Riverside Church is a performance not to be missed!

       

      To learn more about participating on this concert please email info@mcp.us or call Toll Free (877) 279-1147.

  4. May
    18
    Sun
    1. Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass, with Manhattan Chorale & Symphonic Chorus @ Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
      8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

      Manhattan Concert Productions presents the World Premiere of renowned composer Ola Gjeilo‘s Dreamweaver.  Written exclusively for the professional Manhattan Chorale, this piece is scored for choir, string orchestra and piano, the work is a new setting of a well-known Norwegian medieval ballad, Draumkvedet; an epic text that has more than a few things in common with Dante’s infinitely longer Divine ComedyDraumkvedet has for this piece been adapted into a playful English adaption penned by Gjeilo’s regular collaborator, poet Charles Anthony Silvestri.

       

      The performance will also feature Gjeilo’s exquisite Sunrise Mass – this lush, cinematic-sounding piece has gained immense popularity around the world and will be performed by the professional Manhattan Chorale, Symphonic Chorus and string orchestra, all under the baton of esteemed Conductor Craig Arnold.

       

      The New York-based Manhattan Chorale enters the community of choral performance as a one-of-a-kind professional choir dedicated to outstanding performance, education advocacy, and proactive arts administration.

      Don’t miss this World Premiere at renowned Carnegie Hall.

       

      Listen to excerpts of Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass below

       

      To learn more about participating on this concert please email info@mcp.us or call Toll Free (877) 279-1147.

  5. May
    25
    Sun
    1. Vaughan Williams: “Dona Nobis Pacem” @ Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center
      7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

      Manhattan Concert Productions presents Vaughan Williams’s cantata Dona Nobis Pacem and Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs with the Masterworks Festival Chorus, the professional Elgin Symphony Orchestra and soloists Rebecca Wascoe, soprano and Gregory Brookes, baritone, led by esteemed Guest Conductor Richard Bjella at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center.

       

      Vaughan Williams composed his cantata Dona Nobis Pacem as a prayer for peace with texts taken from the Mass, poetry by Walt Whitman, a political speech, and Biblical verse. Throughout the six parts of Dona Nobis Pacem, Vaughan Williams combines gorgeous melodies and vivid text in his wonderfully complex and thrilling cantata.

       

      The concert will also feature esteemed American composer Z. Randall Stroope as he leads the National Festival Chorus performing a diverse and exciting program including the works of Telemann and Paulus, as well as some of Stroope’s very own works, Lamentations of Jeremiah, and Go Lovely Rose. Maestro Stroope is one of the most active choral conductors and composers working today.

       

      Don’t miss this spectacular Memorial Day weekend concert at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

       

      To learn more about participating on this concert please email info@mcp.us or call Toll Free (877) 279-1147.

  6. Jun
    2
    Mon
    1. Rutter: “Requiem” with Conductor Craig Arnold @ Grace Cathedral
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Manhattan Concert Productions presents John Rutter’s Requiem with the Cathedral Festival Chorus, professional orchestra and soprano soloist, led by Guest Conductor Craig Arnold at the exquisite surrounds of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

       

      Rutter’s beautiful Requiem is a seven movement musical adaption of the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass beginning with the “Requiem” and ending with “Lux aeterna”. Rutter uses Latin text throughout his mass, as well as solely English text in the second movement based on “Psalm 13-: Out of the deep” and movement six, “Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd”.

       

      Guest Conductor Craig Arnold will conduct this beautiful choral masterpiece. Dr. Arnold has had an extensive career as conductor of choirs and orchestras of all ages; educator of graduate, undergraduate, high school, and middle school students; guest lecturer for teacher ad conductor training; and frequent guest conductor of workshops, festivals, and all state choirs across the country. Having recently completed a tenure as Director of Choral Activities and Conductor of the internationally renowned Nordic Choir at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, he is currently the Artistic Director and Chairman of Manhattan Concert Productions and conductor of Manhattan Chorale.

       

      Don’t miss this wonderful evening as Guest Conductor Craig Arnold conducts Rutter’s magnificent Requiem!

       

      Tickets on sale: $25 (Student/Senior) – $35 (Full Price)


      Tickets (Student/Snr must show valid ID on day of performance)



       

      To learn more about participating on this concert please email info@mcp.us or call Toll Free (877) 279-1147.

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