Founded in 1993, Empire City Men's Chorus was initially formed by members of the gay community interested in singing predominantly classical men's choral music. For the last two decades, ECMC has evolved to develop interesting and meaningful programs which boast a variety of well-known composers, newly commissioned works, artistic collaborations, special-guest soloists, and themes of social justice and equality. For a full artistic performance history, visit ECMC's Facts-At-A-Glance page, otherwise here are the highlights.
The ECMC has established a unique performance history, having performed at some of New York’s most historic spaces and events, such as:
- The United Nations Secretary General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women
- Carnegie Hall
- The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
- Saint Bartholomew’s Church
- Symphony Space
Notable guest performers:
- Stephanie Blythe
- Margaret Lattimore
- Tony-award winning Victoria Clark,
- Tony Award- and Drama Desk-nominee Barbara Walsh.
Highlights of our seasons include a gala 10th Anniversary concert featuring world premieres of works by 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec and Adam Silverman, a jointly produced concert with The Astoria Symphony of Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, and the performance of Arnold Schönberg’s A Survivor in Warsaw.