Handel's Messiah & Westminster Choir College
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Handel's Messiah & Westminster Choir College


Don't miss an exciting evening of music on Sunday evening, February 25 at 8:00pm at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall. The evening will feature selections from Handel's riveting Messiah with the Masterwork Festival Chorus and New York City Chamber Orchestra, led by American composer and conductor Tim Sharp, as well as a performance from Westminster Choir College.

If you missed the Messiah this holiday season, now is your chance! Conductor Tim Sharp will lead the Masterwork Festival Chorus in selections including Behold the Lamb of God, All We Like Sheep, Since By Man Came Death, Worthy Is The Lamb/Amen, O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion, For Unto Us A Child Is Born, Hallelujah!, and more. Conductor and composer Tim Sharp is approaching his 10th season as Artistic Director of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Tulsa, OK, where critics characterize his performances as "impressively polished", and having "stunning power" and "great passion and precision".

The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus performing an array of choral works under the direction of Amanda Quist and James Jordan, as well as performances by the Westminster Chapel Choir and Westminster Schola Cantorum, also conducted by Amanda Quist and James Jordan. The program includes Mozart's Confutatis and Lacrimosa (from Requiem), Dan Forrest's Good Night, Dear Heart, Blake R. Henson's My Flight For Heaven, and more.


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Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras

Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras


Ligon Chamber Orchestra

Ruth Johnsen, Director

 

Louisville Male High School Concert & Symphonic Bands

J. Scott Cooksey, Director

 

Nyack Senior High School Chamber Orchestra

Tammy Yi, Director

 

West Orange High School Royal Strings Ensemble

Elena Peres, Director

 

Westchester Putnam Youth Symphony

Kathleen Feldman, Director


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Evening of Classical Music - Debut Series
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Evening of Classical Music - Debut Series


Manhattan Concert Productions presents a Debut Series Concert featuring Scarsdale High School Wind EnsembleMcMurry University Chanters & Wind Ensemble, and La Sierra University Band for an evening of classical music at world-renowned Carnegie Hall. 

Featuring Scarsdale High School Wind Ensemble, led by Director Jason Noble and Guest Director Patrick J. Burns, highlights will include the New York Premiere of Patrick Burns' Oasis and John Mackey's The Frozen Cathedral.

Also performing will be McMurry University Chanters & Wind Ensemble, led by Directors Dr. David Wallis and Dr. David Robinson, in a program including John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine and David Wallis' Enter the Gates.

La Sierra University Band, led by Director Giovanni Santos, will close the concert performing Paul Hindemith's “March” from Metamorphosis, the East Coast Premiere of Anthony León's Tus Ojos, and more. 


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Haydn's Te Deum & Little Organ Mass
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Haydn's Te Deum & Little Organ Mass


Join us for an evening of classical masterworks featuring  Haydn's Little Organ Mass, Te Deum and a selection of choral works by renowned composer and conductor René Clausen with the Masterwork Festival Chorus, National Festival Chorus, orchestra and esteemed soloists.

The Masterwork Festival Chorus, led by guest conductor Joshua Habermann will perform both Haydn works. Written around 1775, Haydn's Missa Brevis (short mass) features soprano soloist, four-part mixed choir, two violins, organ and bass, it is known as the Kleine Orgelsolomesse (Little Organ Mass) due to its extended organ solo in the Benedictus movement. Haydn's choral masterpiece Te Deum written in three parts was a commission from Empress Marie Therese, the wife of Franz I of Austria.

The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus in an array of choral works by composer and conductor René Clausen. Currently a professor of music at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, Clausen has served as conductor of The Concordia Choir since 1986. He is also the artistic director of the Emmy award-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts, which are frequently featured by PBS stations throughout the nation.

Clausen is a renowned composer and arranger, having written more than 100 commissioned compositions for organizations such as The Kings Singers, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the American Choral Directors Association. He is also a frequent guest conductor, composer-in-residence, clinician and lecturer. Clausen has conducted such works as Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Brahms' Requiem, Britten's War Requiem and several of his own works including Gloria in three movements. On several occasions, Clausen has conducted at Lincoln Center and at Carnegie Hall.

Don't miss this exciting evening of choral music at the beautiful Grace Cathedral in San Francisco!

Ticket sales will close Friday, March 16 at 10 AM EST. After this time, tickets will only be available for collection at the door 30 minutes prior to concert performance


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NATIONAL FESTIVAL CHORUS AT LINCOLN CENTER
Mar
19
7:30 PM19:30

NATIONAL FESTIVAL CHORUS AT LINCOLN CENTER


Manhattan Concert Productions presents the National Festival Chorus led by guest conductor Jeffrey Benson in a collection of short choral works including  Mozart’s Due Pupille Amabili, Dilworth’s Duond Akuru, Narverud’s Sisi ni moja and more.

The program will also feature the Manhattan School of Music with conductor Ronnie Oliver, Jr. and the University of Kentucky Men’s Chorus with conductor Jefferson Johnson. Don’t miss the wonderful evening of choral music at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall!


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Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras
Mar
26
9:00 AM09:00

Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras

Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras


Bridle Path/Montgomery Elementary Select String Ensemble

Ralph T. Jackson, Director

 

Natrona County High School Symphonic Band

Shawn Weis, Director

 

Niwot High School Symphony

Kristine Coniway & Wade Hendricks, Directors

 

Plano East Sr. High School Orchestra

Ann Smith & Jeremy Pillow, Directors

 

Salem Middle School Symphonic Band

H.T. Monte, Director


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Vivaldi's GLORIA
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

Vivaldi's GLORIA

Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi

Masterwork Festival Chorus

Dianna Campbell, Conductor




Arvada West High School Varsity West

Christopher Maunu, Director


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NEW YORK CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL
Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

NEW YORK CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL

The MCP New York City Jazz Festival presents the Annual Vocal and Instrumental Jazz Ensembles Recital Series. Select ensembles will be featured in adjudicated matinee performances with commentary by acclaimed guest clinicians. You don’t want to miss this day of “America’s music” – Jazz!

Featuring: Almaty Youth Jazz Band, Bossier Talented Arts Jazz Band, CPFA Jazz Mavericks, Lakewood High School Jazz Band, Southwest High School Jazz Ensemble, The Mansfieldians

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New York City Jazz Festival
Apr
8
8:00 PM20:00

New York City Jazz Festival

New York City Jazz Festival


The Real Group


John Fedchock's New York Big Band


The Mansfieldians


Manhattan Concert Productions presents the 15th annual New York City Jazz Festival, featuring the groundbreaking Swedish vocal ensemble, The Real Group, at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater.  

The Real Group is a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden, in constant development since their formation in 1984, and is one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today. Their unique blend of perfection, personality, and diverse repertoire has made it possible for the group to collaborate with symphony orchestras, jazz groups, pop bands and international artists. Members of The Real Group are Emma Nilsdotter, Katarina Henryson, Anders Edenroth, Morten Vinther, and Janis Strazdins.

This concert will include a featured performance from The Mansfieldians, a select ensemble of eight singers from Mansfield University, who specialize in vocal jazz repertoire, led by Patrick Yanni.

Also performing will be the 16-piece John Fedchock New York Big Band. John Fedchock has risen through the musical ranks to emerge as leader of one of the freshest, most exciting big bands in jazz. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of Jazz at The Apollo Theater!

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Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras
Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras

Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras


Oliver Ames High School Orchestra

Michael Korn, Director


Southwest High School Wind Ensemble

Patrick Yanni, Director


Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music Tour Group

Mark A. Mutter, Director


James E. Taylor High School Orchestra

Clinton Capshaw & Tiffany Webb, Directors


York Comprehensive High Wind Ensemble

Laura Brooks, Director


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Burchard: THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00
Haydn: CREATION / Forrest: JUBILATE DEO
Jun
11
8:00 PM20:00

Haydn: CREATION / Forrest: JUBILATE DEO

Excerpts from Haydn's Creation

Bruce Chamberlain, Conductor

Masterwork Festival Chorus


Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest

Henry Leck, Conductor

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Children's Festival Chorus

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Z. Randall Stroope, Conductor

National Festival Chorus

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Broadway Classics in Concert
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Broadway Classics in Concert

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Broadway Classics in Concert

Don Stephenson, Stage Director

Kevin Stites, Music Director


Manhattan Concert Productions is pleased to announce casting for Broadway Classics in Concert, on Tuesday, February 20, 8:00 PM, in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. The evening will be a unique celebration of the past five years of Manhattan Concert Productions’ critically acclaimed Broadway Series which has featured award-winning composers, star-studded casts, esteemed creative teams, singers from across the United States, and the outstanding New York City Chamber Orchestra.

Broadway Classics in Concert will feature musical selections from past MCP-presented shows and other repertoire by their composers: Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Flaherty, George Gershwin, Alan Menken, Lucy Simon, and Maury Yeston, many of whom will grace audience members with their special appearance at this event.

The extraordinary alumni cast for Broadway Classics in Concert includes Michael Arden (Ragtime, Hunchback of Notre Dame), Sierra Boggess (The Secret Garden), Carolee Carmello  (Broadway Classics 2013), Allan Corduner (Titanic), Nikki Renée Daniels (The Secret Garden)Quentin Earl Darrington (The Secret Garden), Ramin Karimloo (Parade, The Secret Garden), Norm Lewis  (Ragtime), Laura Osnes (Crazy For You), Lea Salonga (Ragtime), Ryan Silverman (Titanic), and Tony Yazbeck  (Crazy For You).

With numerous credits to their names, Broadway veterans Don Stephenson (Stage Director) and Kevin Stites (Music Director) will lead this cast, a chorus of 400 singers from across the United States, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.

Manhattan Concert Productions is proud to present Broadway Classics in Concert in its sixth year of Broadway Series installments, which follows the success of Crazy for You (2017), The Secret Garden (2016), Parade (2015), Titanic (2014), The Hunchback of Notre Dame workshop (2014), Broadway Classics in Concert (2013), and Ragtime (2013).

CAST

Michael Arden

Sierra Boggess

Carolee Carmello

Allan Corduner

Nikki Renée Daniels

Quentin Earl Darrington

Ramin Karimloo

Norm Lewis

Laura Osnes

Lea Salonga

Ryan Silverman

Tony Yazbeck

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O Come, All Ye Faithful: Christmas with Manhattan Chorale
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

O Come, All Ye Faithful: Christmas with Manhattan Chorale


O Come, All Ye Faithful: Christmas with Manhattan Chorale

Featuring members of the New York City Chamber Orchestra

Craig ArnoldConductor

Michael Hey, Organist


 

RALPH VAUGH WILLIAMS     Eventide (from "Two Hymn-Tune Preludes")

TRADITIONAL, arr. Mack Willberg     Processional: O Come, All Ye Faithful

NARRATION

FELIX MENDELSSOHN     There Shall a Star from Jacob (from "Christus")

TRADITIONAL, arr. Sarah Quartel     Huron Carol

ĒRIKS EŠENVALDS     Stars

BENJAMIN BRITTEN     Festival Te Deum

G.F. HANDEL     Messiah

          3. Ev'ry valley shall be exalted

          4. And the glory of the Lord

          14. There were shepherds abiding in the field and lo! The angel of the Lord came upon them

          15. And the angel said unto them

          16. And suddenly there was with the angel

          17. Glory to God

TRADITIONAL, arr. David Willcocks     Carol for Audience and Choir: The First Nowell

TRADITIONAL, arr. David Willcocks     Carol for Audience and Choir: God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

G.F. HANDEL      Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1

           Allegro

NARRATION

TRADITIONAL, arr. David Willcocks     Carol for Audience and Choir: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

JOHN TAVENER     Ding! Dong! Merrily on High

NATHANIEL ADAMS     He Came All So Still

GERALD FINZI     Magnificat

NARRATION

TRADITIONAL, arr. Barlow Bradford     Silent Night

TRADITIONAL, arr. Barlow Bradford     Angels We Have Heard On High

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Works by René Clausen
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Works by René Clausen

Join us for an evening of works by renowned composer and conductor René Clausen and the Cathedral Festival Chorus at Chicago's historic Fourth Presbyterian Church.

The concert will include Clausen's prominent choral works It is Well With My Soul, Psalm 23, My God, How Wonderful Thou Art, Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord, Set Me As a Seal from A New Creation, Kyrie from Memorial, and Sure on This Shining Night.

Composer and conductor René Clausen is currently professor of music at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and has served as conductor of The Concordia Choir since 1986. He is also the artistic director of the Emmy award-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts, which are frequently featured by PBS stations throughout the nation. 

Clausen is a renowned composer and arranger, having written more than 100 commissioned compositions for organizations such as The King’s Singers, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the American Choral Directors Association. He is also a frequent guest conductor, composer-in-residence, clinician and lecturer. Clausen has conducted such works as Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Brahms’ Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem and several of his own works including Gloria – in three movements. On several occasions, Clausen has conducted at Lincoln Center and at Carnegie Hall. 

Don't miss this fantastic evening of choral music at the beautiful Fourth Prebyterian Church in Chicago!

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Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Kirke Mechem's stirring and evocative Songs of the Slave performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and prominent vocal soloists conducted by Eliza Rubenstein. The National Festival Chorus performs an array of powerful and moving choral works, including Orff’s O Fortuna, Whitacre’s Little Man in a Hurry and Ray’s He Never Failed Me Yet, led by guest conductor Dr. Gary Walth. The concert also includes a featured performance by Canticum Novum, conducted by Jeffrey Cobb.

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Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Children's Festival Chorus
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Children's Festival Chorus

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Duruflé’s reputed Requiem performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and prominent vocal soloists conducted by Dr. Karen Kennedy. The National Children’s Festival Chorus performs an array of well-loved choral works, including Mozart’s Papageno-Papagena, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and an MCP commission, Stars Tonight by Judy Herringtonled by guest conductor Dr. Emily Ellsworth. The concert also includes a featured performance by the San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble, conducted by Albert Aguilar.

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Fauré "Requiem" & National Children's Festival Chorus
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Fauré "Requiem" & National Children's Festival Chorus

Join us for an evening of classical masterworks, featuring Fauré's intimate Requiem and a selection of choral works featuring the Cathedral Festival Chorus, National Children’s Festival Chorus, orchestra and esteemed soloists on Monday evening, June 12 at 7pm.

Fauré's intimate Requiem performed by singers from across the United States, professional soloists, organ, and esteemed orchestra, conducted by Maestro Joshua Habermann is considered to be one on Fauré's most popular work. His Requiem has been described as being influenced from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest with gorgeous choral writing and the famous "Pie Jesu" sung by soprano soloist.

The concert will also feature The National Children’s Festival Chorus in an array of choral works, including Handel’s Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound, Delibes’ Messe Brève – Kyrie and Gloria, Rachmaninoff’s Lilacs and Hogan’s Music Down in My Soul, conducted by Elena Sharkova.

Don't miss this exciting evening of choral music at the beautiful Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

Ticket sales will close Monday, June 12 at 9 AM EST. After this time, tickets will only be available for collection at the door 30 minutes prior to concert performance

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Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus
Jun
4
8:30 PM20:30

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus

 

Manhattan Concert Productions presents F.J. Haydn’s powerful Paukenmesse performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and prominent vocal soloists conducted by Dr. Jerry Blackstone. The National Festival Chorus performs an array of exuberant and moving choral works, including Stroope’s Consecrate the Place and Day, Handel’s Sing Unto God and Durham’s On Jordan’s Stormy Banks, led by guest conductor and composer Dr. Z. Randall Stroope. The concert also includes a featured performance by the Winter Park High School Wind Ensemble, conducted by Christopher Blacker.

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Masterwork Festival Chorus & Texas Tech University
May
29
8:00 PM20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & Texas Tech University

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Manhattan Concert Productions presents Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus and soloists with the Texas Tech University Chamber Orchestra and conductor Richard Bjella. Also featuring New York City Chamber Orchestra. The concert will also feature the Texas Tech University Chamber Orchestra and Choir under the direction of David E. Becker and Richard Bjella. 

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Chilcott "A Little Jazz Mass" & Haydn "Kleine Orgelmesse"
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Chilcott "A Little Jazz Mass" & Haydn "Kleine Orgelmesse"

Join us for Bob Chilcott's A Little Jazz Mass and Haydn's Missa Brevis (Little Organ Mass) with the Cathedral Festival Chorus, Magnolia Chamber Orchestra, and esteemed soprano soloist Christina Casey, led by guest conductor Alan Raines. This concert is free and open to the public.

One of Chilcott's most celebrated and popular choral works to date, A Little Jazz Mass has received countless performances (both in concert and as part of the sung liturgy in church services) across the world, perhaps most notably at St Paul's Cathedral, London. Chilcott's A Little Jazz Mass is a highly original and effective concert setting of the Latin Missa brevis in which the various movements embrace a variety of jazz styles. Chilcott's jazz influences truly come to the form in A Little Jazz Mass: The Kyrie has real groove, the Gloria swings, the Sanctus sits right back, the Benedictus hums along, and the Agnus Dei draws inspiration from the Blues.

Written around 1775, Haydn's Missa Brevis (short mass) features soprano soloist, four-part mixed choir, two violins, organ and bass, it is known as the Kleine Orgelsolomesse (Little Organ Mass) due to its extended organ solo in the Benedictus movement.

Don't miss an evening of masterworks at St. Louis Cathedral, one of New Orlean's most notable landmarks!

This concert is free and open to the public. Free-will donations are encouraged. Seating is General Admission. You may extend this invitation to all members of your organization and their guests.

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Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Tim Sharp and Wes Ramsay’s “Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass” and the Carnegie Hall premiere of Timothy Michael Powell’s “Dear Appalachia: Songs For My Mountain Home” performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus, bluegrass combo, and soloists, conducted by Tim Sharp. The National Festival Chorus will perform an array of choral works led by guest conductor Jerry Blackstone. The concert will include a featured performance by the Columbia University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Jason Noble.

 

Performers:

Masterwork Festival Chorus

Tim Sharp, Conductor

National Festival Chorus

Jerry Blackstone, Conductor

Columbia University Wind Ensemble

Jason Noble, Conductor

 

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Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus
Apr
17
8:00 PM20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus

Manhattan Concert Productions presents the

Mozart “Coronation Mass” performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus and New York City Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Benson. The National Festival Chorus will perform an array of choral works led by guest conductor Andrea Ramsey. The concert will also include a featured performance by the Manhattan Chorale, conducted by Craig Arnold.

 

Performers:

Masterwork Festival Chorus

New York City Chamber Orchestra

Jeffrey Benson, Conductor

National Festival Chorus

Andrea Ramsey, Conductor

Manhattan Chorale

Craig Arnold, Conductor

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Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Children's Festival Choruses
Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Children's Festival Choruses

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Louis Vierne's Solemn Mass, performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus, with conductor Jefferson Johnson. The concert also features an array of choral works performed by the National Children's Festival Choruses led by Rollo Dilworth and Robyn Lana. The Masterwork Series of concerts offers qualified ensembles the opportunity to collaborate on a major work with a renowned guest conductor and soloists.

Masterwork Festival Chorus

Jefferson Johnson, conductor

National Children's Festival Chorus

Rollo Dilworth, conductor

Robyn Lana, conductor

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Masterwork Festival Chorus, National Children's Festival Choruses, MARIACHI MESTIZO
Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus, National Children's Festival Choruses, MARIACHI MESTIZO

Manhattan Concert Productions presents the Fauré Requiem performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus and New York City Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Bruce Rogers. The National Festival Chorus performs an array of choral works led by guest conductors Jon Reed and Sandra Snow. The concert also features the National Children’s Festival Chorus, conducted by Henry Leck, and a performance by the award-winning Mariachi Mestizo, led by Juan Morales.

 

Performers:

Masterwork Festival Chorus

New York City Chamber Orchestra

Bruce Rogers, Conductor

National Festival Chorus

Jon Reed and Sandra Snow, Conductors

National Children’s Festival Chorus

Henry Leck, Conductor

Mariachi Mestizo

Juan Morales, Director

 

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NYC Jazz Festival 2017 - Stefon Harris & Blackout featuring Casey Benjamin and Terreon Gully
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

NYC Jazz Festival 2017 - Stefon Harris & Blackout featuring Casey Benjamin and Terreon Gully

Manhattan Concert Productions presents the 14th annual New York City Jazz Festival featuring Stefon Harris & Blackout featuring Casey Benjamin and Terreon Gully at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater.  Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of Jazz!

Educator, Vibraphonist and Composer, Stefon Harris has been heralded as “one of the most important young artists in jazz” by The Los Angeles Times. A four-time GRAMMY™ nominee, he is a seven-time Best Mallet player by the Jazz Journalist Association, the recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, Downbeat’s Critics Poll Winner for Vibraphone (2015, 2013) and 2014 Expanded Critic’s Poll for Vibes from Jazz Times. He won a 2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album for Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder as a member of the SF Jazz Collective. 

The concert will also feature the prestigious Matanda Keyes, led by Darryl Keyes. Hailing from Oakland, CA, Matanda Keyes, has played with or opened for Joshua Redman, Tony Bennett, Pete Escovedo, to name a few. 

 

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Forrest "Jubilate Deo" & National Festival Chorus
Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

Forrest "Jubilate Deo" & National Festival Chorus

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Manhattan Concert Productions presents the Chicago premiere of Dan Forrest’s newest major work, Jubilate Deo, performed by Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs with Rivertree Singers, under the direction of Warren Cook. The concert will also feature Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Moore, and the National Festival Chorus, led by esteemed guest conductor Scott Buchanan. Don't miss this exciting evening of music at legendary Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 

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Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus
Mar
26
2:00 PM14:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Schubert “Mass in A-Flat” performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus and New York City Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Rayl. The concert also features an array of choral works performed by the National Festival Chorus, led by guest conductors Brad and Beth Holmes, and a spotlight performance by Buena Vista University Concert Choir, conducted by Merrin Guice.

 

Performers:

Masterwork Festival Chorus

New York City Chamber Orchestra

David Rayl, Conductor

National Festival Chorus

Brad and Beth Holmes, Conductors

Buena Vista University Concert Choir

Merrin Guice, Conductor

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Masterwork, National, & National Children's Festival Choruses
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

Masterwork, National, & National Children's Festival Choruses

Manhattan Concert Productions presents the New York premiere of Dan Forrest’s newest major work, “Jubilate Deo”, performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus, National Children’s Festival Chorus, and New York City Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Henry Leck. The Masterwork Festival Chorus will also perform the Rutter “Requiem”, conducted by Anton Armstrong. The concert also features an array of choral works performed by the National Festival Chorus led by guest conductor Jefferson Johnson.

 

Performers:

Masterwork Festival Chorus - Forrest “Jubilate Deo”

National Children’s Festival Chorus

New York City Chamber Orchestra

Henry Leck, Conductor

Masterwork Festival Chorus - Rutter “Requiem”

Anton Armstrong, Conductor

National Festival Chorus

 

Jefferson Johnson, Conductor

 
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Symphonic Series for Bands and Orchestras
Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

Symphonic Series for Bands and Orchestras

The Symphonic Series provides outstanding bands and orchestras the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. Participating ensembles benefit from a private workshop, and receive comments from a panel of nationally recognized clinicians, including Adam Boyles, Timothy Mahr, Gary Lewis, and Jerry Luckhardt.

 

Performers:

LBJ High School Orchestra

Luzvic Backstrom, Conductor

Mount Vernon HS Wind Ensemble

Derek Ellinger

Shallowater High School Concert Band

Shallowater High School Symphonic Band

Don Summersgil, Conductor

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Symphonic Series for Bands and Orchestras
Mar
20
9:00 AM09:00

Symphonic Series for Bands and Orchestras

The Symphonic Series provides outstanding bands and orchestras the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. Participating ensembles benefit from a private workshop, and receive comments from a panel of nationally recognized clinicians, including Adam Boyles, Timothy Mahr, Gary Lewis, and Jerry Luckhardt.

 

Performers:

Canyon del Oro High School Orchestra

Toru Tagawa, Conductor

Chattanooga School For The Arts and Sciences Wind Ensemble

David Butler, Conductor

Munster High School Orchestra

Bridget Speranza, Conductor

Troy High School Philharmonic Orchestra

Troy High School Symphony Orchestra

Bryan Kolk, Conductor

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Crazy For You - 25th Anniversary Concert Performance
Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Crazy For You - 25th Anniversary Concert Performance

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Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (original Crazy For You, Show Boat, Contact, The Producers) returns to now direct and choreograph the 25th Anniversary concert performances of Crazy for You alongside Broadway veteran Kevin Stites, who serves as Music Director and Conductor. In addition to Stroman's choreography from the original production, this performance features a stunning Broadway and television cast, including a professional creative team, a chorus of 240 singers from across the United States, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra.

FEATURING: Rachel Bloom (Irene Roth), Rachel Dratch (Patricia Fodor), Harry Groener (Bela Zangler), Mark Linn-Baker (Everett Baker), Jack McBrayer (Eugene Fodor), Jerry O'Connell (Lank Hawkins), Nancy Opel (Lottie Child), Laura Osnes (Polly Baker), Tony Yazbeck (Bobby Child), Michael Biren (Billy), Jim Borstelmann (Custus), Christine Cornish Smith (Louise), Jeremy Davis (Sam), Jerry Gallagher (Moose), Anne Horak (Patsy), Rashaan James II (Junior), Naomi Kakuk (Vera), Amanda Kloots (Vera), Chris LeBeau (Jimmy), Alicia Lundgren (Mitzi), Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer (Elaine), Kaylee Olson (Sheila), Eric Santagata (Mingo), Angie Schworer (Tess), Victor Wisehart (Wyatt)

With music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, Crazy for You is based on the Gershwin brothers’ 1930 musical Girl Crazy, incorporating songs from several other productions as well. The story follows Bobby Child (Yazbeck), a banker who dreams of dancing for Zangler’s Follies, the most popular show in New York City. After a failed audition, his mother sends him to Deadrock, Nevada to foreclose on a rundown theater. There he meets Polly Baker (Osnes), who, unbeknownst to him, is the daughter of the theater’s owner.  Bobby falls in love with her instantly and hatches a plan to save the theater.

Following the success of The Secret Garden at Lincoln Center earlier this year, Crazy for You marks the fifth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions’ critically acclaimed Broadway Series that has also included ParadeTitanic, and Ragtime.

The worldwide copyrights in the music of George and Ira Gershwin® for this presentation are licensed by the Gershwin Family. Crazy For You®, The New Gershwin® Musical is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022. GERSHWIN is a registered trademark and service mark of Gershwin Enterprises. CRAZY FOR YOU is a registered trademark and service mark of Crazy For You Enterprises.

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BEHOLD THE STAR: Christmas with Manhattan Chorale
Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

BEHOLD THE STAR: Christmas with Manhattan Chorale

  • Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (map)
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Manhattan Chorale presents a rare Christmas treat with BEHOLD THE STAR: A Celebration of Christmas at Lincoln Center featuring the professional Manhattan Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Brass and Organ. The program will include Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham, Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened by G.F. Handel, Christmas anthems audience caroling and seasonal narration.

Manhattan Chorale is a professional choir based in New York City under the direction of its founder, Craig Arnold. They present a historical spectrum of choral masterworks both large and small, traditional and contemporary, and are advocates of new works. Manhattan Chorale frequently collaborates with the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Click here to listen to Manhattan Chorale.

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CREO: A U.S. Premiere with Manhattan Chorale
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

CREO: A U.S. Premiere with Manhattan Chorale

  • Merkin Concert Hall - Kaufman Music Center (map)
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The acclaimed Manhattan Chorale returns to the intimate Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center for one night only with founder and conductor, Craig Arnold, and members of the all professional New York City Chamber Orchestra. Manhattan Chorale presents the U.S. premiere of CREO for mixed chorus, horn, strings, and percussion by renowned Korean composer Hyo-Won Woo with additional short works by Urmas Sisask, György Orbán, Gerald Finzi, Johannes Brahms, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concert will also feature guest conductor Phillip Shoultz, winner of the 2015 National American Choral Directors Association Graduate Student Conducting Competition, sponsored by Manhattan Concert Productions.

Manhattan Chorale is a professional choir based in New York City under the direction of its founder, Craig Arnold. They present a historical spectrum of choral masterworks both large and small, traditional and contemporary, and are advocates of new works. Manhattan Chorale frequently collaborates with the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Click here to listen to Manhattan Chorale.

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The Works of René Clausen at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Works of René Clausen at Fourth Presbyterian Church

**Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.**

Manhattan Concert Productions presents esteemed guest conductor and composer René Clausen, the Cathedral Festival Chorus and professional instrumentalists in a performance of his own works at Chicago's historic Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Guest conductor and composer René Clausen is professor of music at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota and has served as conductor of The Concordia Choir since 1986. He is the artistic director of the Emmy award-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts, which are frequently featured by PBS stations throughout the nation. 

Clausen is a renowned composer and arranger, having written more than 100 commissioned compositions for organizations such as The King’s Singers, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the American Choral Directors Association. He is also a frequent guest conductor, composer-in-residence, clinician and lecturer. Clausen has conducted such works as Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Brahms’ Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem and several of his own works including Gloria – in three movements. On several occasions, Clausen has conducted at Lincoln Center and at Carnegie Hall. 

Join us at Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church for this fantastic performance of Clausen's unforgettable work! 

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West Michigan Concert Winds & National Children's Festival Chorus
Jun
19
8:30 PM20:30

West Michigan Concert Winds & National Children's Festival Chorus

After a spectacular performance at Chicago's Orchestra Hall, West Michigan Concert Winds, under the direction of Gail A. Brechting, makes their Carnegie Hall debut with performances of works by renowned American composers such as John Philip Sousa, Eric Whitacre, and Jack Stamp. 

Internationally-acclaimed conductor, Henry Leck, will lead the National Children's Festival Chorus through a selection of shorter works by Mozart, Donaudy, Rollo Dilworth, and more. Also performing are Midwest Young Artists Conservatory: Voices RisingOberlin Choristers Canterra Musica, and Roanoke Valley Children's Choir.

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Mozart Requiem & National Festival Choruses
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Mozart Requiem & National Festival Choruses

Just before the completion of his Requiem, Mozart died, leaving the world one last, if unfinished, masterpiece. Conducted by Jerry Blackstone, the Masterwork Festival Chorus performs this haunting meditation on life and death that was completed by Mozart's student, Franz Süssmyer. They are joined by acclaimed soloists and accompanied by the all-professional New York City Chamber Orchestra. Tender melodies, powerful choruses, exquisite arias -- Mozart includes it all in this rapturous summation of his art and life. You may have heard it performed in Amadeus, The Big Lebowski or countless other movies, but nothing quite prepares you for a live performance of this seminal masterwork.

Daniel Bara and Deanna Joseph lead the National Festival Chorus through a selection of shorter pieces including works by Mendelssohn, Pergolesi, Craig Hella Johnson, and more.

Performing works by Dan Forrest, Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory, Rollo Dilworth, and more, the National Children's Festival Chorus also performs, under the direction of Robyn Lana.

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