Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus
Apr
24
8:00 pm20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus

  • Carnegie Hall

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

 

Chilcott "A Little Jazz Mass" & Haydn "Kleine Orgelmesse"
May
1
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • St. Louis Cathedral

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.

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus
Jun
4
8:30 pm20:30

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus

  • Carnegie Hall

 

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 Blackmer.

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Children's Festival Chorus
Jun
19
8:00 pm20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Children's Festival Chorus

  • Carnegie Hall

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-PapagenaBritten’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.

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus
Jun
24
8:00 pm20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus

  • Carnegie Hall

 

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Kirke Mecum’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.


Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus
Apr
17
8:00 pm20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus

  • Carnegie Hall

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

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Children's Festival Choruses
Apr
10
8:00 pm20:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Children's Festival Choruses

  • The Kennedy Center

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

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

  • Carnegie Hall

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

 

Symphonic Series for Bands and Orchestras
Apr
10
9:30 am09:30

Symphonic Series for Bands and Orchestras

  • Carnegie Hall

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 Steve Amundson, Kevin Noe, Jeff Renshaw, and Frank Ticheli.

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

  • Apollo Theater

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. 

 

NYC Jazz Festival 2017 - Recital Series
Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

NYC Jazz Festival 2017 - Recital Series

  • Apollo Theater

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!

NYC Jazz Festival 2017 - Recital Series
Apr
9
9:30 am09:30

NYC Jazz Festival 2017 - Recital Series

  • Apollo Theater

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!

Forrest "Jubilate Deo" & National Festival Chorus
Apr
3
7:30 pm19:30

Forrest "Jubilate Deo" & National Festival Chorus

  • Orchestra Hall, Chicago Symphony Center

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. 

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus
Mar
26
2:00 pm14:00

Masterwork Festival Chorus & National Festival Chorus

  • Carnegie Hall

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

Masterwork, National, & National Children's Festival Choruses
Mar
20
8:00 pm20:00

Masterwork, National, & National Children's Festival Choruses

  • Carnegie Hall

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

 
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

Symphonic Series for Bands and Orchestras
Mar
20
9:00 am09:00

Symphonic Series for Bands and Orchestras

  • Carnegie Hall

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

Crazy For You - 25th Anniversary Concert Performance
Feb
19
8:00 pm20:00

Crazy For You - 25th Anniversary Concert Performance

  • David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

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.

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

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.

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

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.

The Works of René Clausen at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

The Works of René Clausen at Fourth Presbyterian Church

  • 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! 

West Michigan Concert Winds & National Children's Festival Chorus
Jun
19
8:30 pm20:30

West Michigan Concert Winds & National Children's Festival Chorus

  • Carnegie Hall

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.

Mozart Requiem & National Festival Choruses
Jun
13
8:00 pm20:00

Mozart Requiem & National Festival Choruses

  • Carnegie Hall

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.

Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras
Jun
13
9:30 am09:30

Symphonic Series for Bands & Orchestras

  • Carnegie Hall

The Symphonic Series gives bands and orchestras the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall and receive comments from an outstanding panel of nationally-recognized clinicians. Participating ensembles also benefit from a private clinic led by music clinicians Peter Boonshaft, William Jones, Jerry Junkin, and Larry Livingston.

Join us at world-renowned Carnegie Hall for this fantastic day of classical and symphonic music!

Performance Order:

Session 1: 9:30am (Doors open at 9:15am)
Nashville High School Band - Steve Browne, Director
Floyd Central HS Baroque Orchestra - Doug Elmore, Director
Musikklaget Kornetten Symphoinic Band - Håvard Hinsverk, Director
Wheaton North High School Wind Ensemble - Kent A. Krause, Director
Floyd Central HS Symphony Strings - Doug Elmore, Director 

Session 2: 1:00pm (Doors open at 12:45pm)
Hunterdon Central Regional HS Wind Symphony - Robert Kenny, Director
Hunterdon Central Regional HS Advanced & Advanced Full Orchestra - Robert Kenny & William Magalio, Directors
Denver Young Artists Orchestra - Wes Kenney, Director
West Central Area High School Band - Erin Lawler, Director
Averill Park High School Symphonic Orchestra - Michael D. Blostein, Director
Malibu High School Orchestra - Maia Zander, Director

One All-Day Pass will grant admission to the 9:30AM session and the 1:00PM session.

Fauré Requiem at Grace Cathedral
Jun
6
7:00 pm19:00

Fauré Requiem at Grace Cathedral

  • Grace Cathedral

Manhattan Concert Productions heads to San Francisco for a performance of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem to Grace Cathedral under the direction of Alan Raines. The Cathedral Festival Chorus will be joined by chamber orchestra and will feature Paul Fleckenstein on organ.

Participating Ensembles:

Columbia Basin College DeserTones Chamber Choir
David L. Cazier, Director
First Christian Church Chancel Ensemble
Keith Hearnsberger, Director
New Hope Lutheran Church Choir
Daniel Sigmon, Director; Michael David Ging, Asst. Director
Peninsula Musical Arts Association
Paul Hurst, Director
St. Thomas More Catholic Church Sanctuary Choir
Douglas Lynn, Director
The Towne Singers
Lance Merrill, Director
Treasure Coast Community Singers
Douglas Jewett, Director
Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir
Paul Fleckenstein, Director


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Something Like A Star: The Music of Randall Thompson
Jun
5
7:00 pm19:00

Something Like A Star: The Music of Randall Thompson

  • Sanders Theatre

Manhattan Concert Productions travels to Boston to bring Something Like A Star: The Music of Randall Thompson to the historic Sanders Theatre located in the heart of the Harvard University campus.

Led by acclaimed guest conductor, Ann Howard Jones, the National Festival Chorus will perform 6 works by former Harvard student and professor, Randall Thompson. The all-professional Manhattan Chorale will also perform under the direction of Craig Arnold.

Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Mass & National Festival Chorus
Apr
23
8:00 pm20:00

Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Mass & National Festival Chorus

  • Ryman Auditorium

Join Manhattan Concert Productions at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for Tim Sharp and Wes Ramsey's Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass.

With liturgical origin and bluegrass flair, A High Lonesome Mass combines the song traditions of early American hymns and traditional liturgy in a unique celebration of faith. Conducted by Dr. Tim Sharp, the work will be performed by the Masterworks Festival Chous and accompanied by the Chuck Nation Band, which will also present a solo set of Bluegrass music.

The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus conducted by acclaimed American composer, Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, which will present six shorter arrangements by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker.

Manhattan Chorale, New World Youth Orchestra, Scarsdale High School Wind Ensemble
Apr
18
8:00 pm20:00

Manhattan Chorale, New World Youth Orchestra, Scarsdale High School Wind Ensemble

  • Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage)

Manhattan Concert Productions presents performances by the all-professional Manhattan Chorale under the direction of Dr. Craig Arnold and the New World Youth Symphony Orchestra led by Adam Bodony.

The Scarsdale High School Wind Symphony also performs, presenting works by Travis J. Cross, Tyler S. Grant, Michael Markowski, and William Pitts, under the direction of Jason Noble and special guest conductor Travis J. Cross.

Coronation Anthems (Handel) & La Quinta HS Wind Symphony
Apr
18
7:30 pm19:30

Coronation Anthems (Handel) & La Quinta HS Wind Symphony

  • Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center

Manhattan Concert Productions presents three of Handel’s magnificent Coronation Anthems with the Masterwork Festival Chorus and chamber orchestra, led by esteemed conductor Pearl Shangkuan at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Masterwork Festival Chorus will perform Zadok the Priest, Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, and The King Shall Rejoice.

Also featured on this concert, coming all the way from California, is the La Quinta High School Wind Symphony which will perform works by W. Francis McBeth, John Mackey, and more.

Magnificat (Rutter), Works by Schubert, & National Festival Chorus
Apr
11
8:00 pm20:00

Magnificat (Rutter), Works by Schubert, & National Festival Chorus

  • Carnegie Hall (Pearl Auditorium/Stern Hall)

Manhattan Concert Productions presents John Rutter’s Magnificat and Franz Schubert’s Stabat Mater in G Minor, Magnificat, and Offertory: Intende voci, performed by the Masterwork Festival Choruses and soloists, with New York City Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Elena Sharkova and Richard Bjella.

The National Festival Chorus performs a selection of shorter works under the direction of guest conductor Jefferson Johnson. The concert will also feature a performance by University of Kentucky Chorale, also conducted by Jefferson Johnson.

New York City Jazz Festival featuring The Real Group
Apr
10
8:00 pm20:00

New York City Jazz Festival featuring The Real Group

  • The Apollo Theater
The Real Group

The Real Group

Manhattan Concert Productions presents its 13th annual New York City Jazz Festival at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater on Sunday, April 10, 2016! The concert will feature The Real Group, a groundbreaking vocal ensemble from Sweden. The concert will also feature performances by Mt. San Antonio University 'Singcopation' and the Downey High School Jazz Band.

With the voice as their sole instrument The Real Group have created a unique musical experience in the field between jazz, pop, and Nordic European choir music. The group has been touring the world for more than 30 years! The combination of perfection and personal touch along with original songs have made them accessible to music enthusiasts in general as well as the more demanding ear.

The Real Group has made 19 CDs in their own name and have produced their own concert tours, TV programs, and been artistic directors for the A Cappella Festival in Seoul, South Korea.


THE REAL GROUP MEMBERS

Emma Nilsdotter • Katarina Henryson • Anders Edenroth • Morten Vinther • Janis Strazdins


NYC Jazz Festival - Adjudicated Clinics
Apr
10
1:30 pm13:30

NYC Jazz Festival - Adjudicated Clinics

  • The Apollo Theater

The New York City Jazz Festival - Adjudicated Clinic Sessions give jazz bands and vocal jazz ensembles the opportunity to perform at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater and receive comments from an outstanding panel of nationally recognized clinicians.

PERFORMANCE ORDER:

The Fairfield Prep Jazzuits

The Fairfield Prep Encords

Synchronize Vocal Jazz Ensemble

North Warren High School Jazz Ensemble

Downey High School Epic Jazz Choir

Maria Carrillo High School Jazz Choir

Sidney Jazz Ensemble

(Doors will open at 1:00pm)

Solemn Vespers (Mozart) & National Festival Chorus
Apr
4
8:00 pm20:00

Solemn Vespers (Mozart) & National Festival Chorus

  • Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage)

Manhattan Concert Productions presents the Masterworks Festival Chorus in a performance of Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore at Carnegie Hall led by guest conductor Jo-Michael Scheibe.

Guest conductor Jamie Spillane will lead the National Festival Chorus in a selection of shorter works including U2's "MLK," "He'll Make a Way" by Byron Smith, and Mozart's "Regina Coeli (K.276)." 

The concert will also feature a spotlight performance by Castro Valley High School A Cappella under the direction of Laryssa Sadoway.

Join us at world-renowned Carnegie Hall for an unforgettable evening of choral music!