The Manhattan Choral Ensemble completes its five-year sequence of Reading and Carols concerts with a final concert series celebrating the universal themes of Christmastime: Peace, Hope, Joy, and Love. In celebration of our 15th season, the MCE will perform favorites from past concerts, including the Biebl Ave Maria, Thompson’s Alleluia, and Wassail Song by Vaughan Williams. A recomposition of the ancient carol Quem Pastores by the celebrated New York composer James Bassi and a new setting by rising star Oja Gjeilo of the tender hymn Ubi Caritas are also featured on this extraordinary program.

Come hear the MCE’s greatest hits of Christmas past in two of New York’s most beautiful churches: Church of the Blessed Sacrament, a Gothic masterpiece, and Church of the Holy Trinity, a wooden marvel full of light and warmth.

Friday, Dec 12, 2014, 8pm
Church of the Blessed Sacrament
152 West 71st Street
New York City

Fri, Dec 12, 8pm

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014, 3pm
Church of the Holy Trinity
316 East 88th Street
New York City

Sun, Dec 14, 3pm

Listen to The Manhattan Choral Ensemble

Slava V Vyshnikh Bogu (Vespers, Sergei Rachmaninoff)
Libera Me (Requiem, Gabriel Fauré)
Loch Lomond (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
O Magnum Mysterium (Tomas Luis de Victoria)
Ye Shall Have a Song (The Peaceable Kingdom, Randall Thompson)
Ubi Caritas (Maurice Duruflé)