The Manhattan Choral Ensemble completed its five-year sequence of Readings 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 performed 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.

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

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

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)