This Old House: New House. Old Soul.
Empire City Men's Chorus kicks off our fall winter season Thriving Together with our first ever November concert This Old House. Come rock the house with us for an hour-long tribute concert with music old and new, representing change and constancy. Musical highlights include works by Mendelssohn, Carly Simon, Marisa Michelson, Ysaye M. Barnwell and more. We are also thrilled to debut "Shelter Song", commissioned by ECMC from our composer-in-residence, Kyle Randall.
When a structure like ECMC’s house has stood strong for over 20 years, there’s a lot to be proud of. Many brothers have moved in and moved out. The house has been repainted, redecorated, and has been under the care of a vast array of caretakers over these years. But one thing hasn’t changed - the firm commitment to musical excellence that we share, coupled with deep fraternity in music. Today’s men of ECMC are living in an age where technology moves at the speed of light. They are parts of the body of humans that keep this amazing city running. Yet, with all of their disparate lives, they manage to come home every Tuesday evening to this same old house to share their stories and each other’s in song. In essence, these men are building and re-building this house, and each of them is a vital part of its fabric. Just as the house has been here for them all these years, they continue to be here to care for the house. We kick off this season with an hourlong tribute concert to This Old House with music old and new which represents both change AND constancy. - Vince Peterson, ECMC Artistic Director