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. In addition to their own concerts, the singers collaborate with choirs from across the United States who gather for various New York residencies under the auspices of Manhattan Concert Productions to perform at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The Chorale includes New York freelance professional singers, though many of its members are hired for singing and administrative skills.
Manhattan Chorale has presented concerts in Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York City. They have also performed alongside Broadway stars in "Broadway Classics at Carnegie Hall" and, at the invitation of Walt Disney Company, as the on-stage chorus for the workshop presentation of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.