The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus Appoints Alex Canovas as its Next Artistic Director


ECMC is thrilled to congratulate Alex Canovas on his new appointment as the new Artistic Director of YNYC. Alex has contributed so much to ECMC in the past few years as singer, assistant director and as operations manager.

The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus (YNYC), a nonprofit organization that fosters the art of choral singing and brings new music to life by creating opportunities for young composers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Canovas as its next Artistic Director, effective for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. Canovas, an experienced vocal artist and conductor, was selected following a nearly year-long search process. His appointment was enthusiastically approved by...

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Empire City Men's Chorus Carries Our Hearts


by Sherri Rase at Qonstage

On May 18 and 20, Empire City Men’s Chorus, known to fans as ECMC, treated the greater New York City area to “i carry your heart,” an amazing concert of new music, including a world premiere! This program was entirely e.e. cummings poetry set to music and ECMC knocked it out of the park!
They were beautifully turned out in concert black with colorful bow ties, as we enjoyed their settings of e.e. cummings poems by modern composers. The thrilling exploration of the heart held many colors, as Spring does, and what I enjoyed was the collaborative listening, so often absent in the world outside the Church of the Holy Apostles, in Chelsea, where the concert was held....

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