Housed in their own midtown rehearsal facility, Manhattan Chorale is a 32-voice professional choir based in New York City and appearing in concerts throughout the United States. Manhattan Chorale presents a historical spectrum of choral masterworks large and small, traditional and contemporary literature, and the premiere of new works. It has the singular distinction of being the only mixed choir in the nation where the majority of its membership is full time.
Manhattan Chorale frequently features the work of internationally renowned composer Ola Gjeilo who serves as its Composer-in-Residence. Manhattan Chorale recently premiered his work Dreamweaver, a 30-minute piece for choir and string orchestra at Carnegie Hall in May of 2014.
Past seasons have included performances in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Manhattan Chorale is often joined by New York City Chamber Orchestra which was founded in 2000 as Manhattan Concert Productions’ resident orchestra.
In addition to their regular performance season, Manhattan Chorale maintains an outreach focus offering master classes and coaching to high school singers. They also serve as mentor and collaborator with choirs from across the United States who gather in various New York residencies under the auspices of Manhattan Concert Productions to perform at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.