Cultivating Our Dynamic Cultural Impact on New York City

Welcome to the 13th season of the New York City Master Chorale, founded with the aim of choral excellence and broadening access to the arts in New York City. Since our start, we have expanded our vision to include presenting vibrant programming that draws on the energy and diversity that is unique to this city.

This spring, we will present Celestial Journeys at Symphony Space, featuring works by composers that represent the broad and diverse cultures of New York City. This program also features our multi-disciplinary collaboration with 17th Street Dance from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, and the unique piano and percussion ensemble Yarn/Wire. This season, we continue our partnership with the Manhattan School of Music, bringing its world-class artists onto our stage, as well as our School Partnership Program which bring choral arts curricula to public school classrooms. We are launching our community music series, We Sing NYC, which invites students and families to experience voice lessons and gain special insight about the choral profession.

Next season’s programming includes John Rutter’s Gloria, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, and Oliver Kaplan’s We Exist, a piece written in response to the Charlottesville violence last summer; it’s both an affirmation of love for people of all races, faiths and genders, and a call to action for each of us to stand up for a better world. Then in 2020-21 we will return to Alice Tully Hall for a remarkable concert celebrating our first 15 years! We are grateful to our donors for their generous patronage and support that sustains our programs, and inspires us to continue our cultural impact on New York City.

Thea Kano, Founding Artistic Director

New York City Master Chorale