Empire City Men's Chorus Announces May Concert TRANSFIGURATIONS

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Gotham Performing Arts presents the Empire City Men's Chorus (ECMC) spring 2015 concert series Transfigurations with Artistic Director Vince Peterson, Principal Accompanist Alden Gatt on piano:

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm
The Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Saint Paul's 199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY  11231

Transfigurations explores the theme of personal transformation.  The tagline question for the concert is "How will you change when you see your real self?"  ECMC will sing an eclectic mix of choral music ranging from early music to gospel to pop to compositions by living composers.  ECMC will perform pieces a cappella, with piano accompaniment and with string quartet. Musical highlights include:

  • Adam Ward’s Undersong originally commissioned by Choral Chameleon and revoiced for mens ensemble
  • Jeremy Howard Beck’s Annunciation commissioned by Choral Chameleon and revoiced for mens ensemble
  • Arrangement of Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror

Artistic Director Vince Peterson comments, "When I first saw the word Transfigurations as a concert title, I immediately thought of the feast of the Transfiguration in the Christian church. As time has passed, though, I have come to understand it in a new way. The transfiguration of a person's face or body is in the eye of the beholder. This concert is more broadly about the possibility of transformation: in how we experience holy metamorphosis in front of our eyes and sometimes don't even notice. Transfiguration happens when the eye of the beholder is transformed by the mind. Therefore, we are asking this question: How will you change when you see your real self? We hope that this music will ignite personal freedom for those who experience it with us."

The Empire City Men’s Chorus, founded in 1993 and based in New York City, is renowned for its eclectic multilingual repertoire of predominantly classical music. ECMC consistently presents concerts which boast a variety of well-known composers as well as newly commissioned works by exciting young composers. As a gay and gay friendly organization, ECMC believes that choral music can be a compelling artistic response to pressing issues within our communities.

$125 (Couple) and $75 (Single) VIP tickets include front row or table seating, select wine and hors d'oeuvres. (VIP must be purchased on-line up to 24 hours in advance of each concert date.) $30 General Admission tickets and $20 Students and Seniors (15% discount if purchased by Friday, April 26, 2014). $15 Mom for Mother's Day ticket (valid only for May 10th concert).  $10 Artists tickets.  $5 Kids under 12 tickets.  For tickets, please purchase online at www.empirecitymenschorus.org.


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TICKETS:

Empire City Men’s Chorus’ Transfigurations

Vince Peterson

Alden Gatt

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Church of the Holy Apostles
296 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001
(Corner of West 28th Street)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Saint Paul's Carroll Street
199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY  11231
(Between Court and Clinton Street)

$125 VIP (Couple) - Front row or table seating, select wine and hors d'oeuvres. (Must be purchased on-line up to 24 hours in advance of each concert date.)   

$75 VIP (Single) - Front row or table seating, select wine and hors d'oeuvres. (Must be purchased on-line up to 24 hours in advance of each concert date.) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         $30 General Admission
(15% discount if purchased by Friday, April 26, 2015)

$20 Students|Seniors
(15% discount if purchased by Friday, April 26, 2015)

$15 Mom for Mother's Day
(valid only May 10th concert)

$10 Artist

$5 Kids under 12

www.empirecitymenschorus.org

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