ECMC Community Work and Fact Sheet

 

Composers

  • World premieres of music by Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec 
  • Pulitzer Prize winner David del Tredici
  • World premiere of work by Ford Foundation Fellow Conrad Susa
  • World premiere of music by ASCAP – Leonard Bernstein Fellowship awardee Adam Silverman
  • Mark Adamo, former composer-in-residence at New York City Opera
  • World premiere of commissioned works by American Prize winner Kyle Randall
  • World premiere of work by  Teacher as Hero Award winner John Conahan
  • Charles Mason and Dorothy Hindman
  • Arranger Marvin Gaspard

Musical Collaborations

  • An original all-male arrangement of Vivaldi’s Gloria with period chamber orchestra Bourbon Baroque
  • The Brahms Alto Rhapsody with The Astoria Symphony 
  • Lavender Light Gospel Choir 
  • NYC Gay Men's Chorus
  • Choral Chameleon, winner of Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming
  • Members of Queer Urban Orchestra
  • Voices of Gotham (ranked by the Barbershop Harmony Society as one of the top ten barbershop choruses worldwide)
  • Brooklyn Youth Chorus (WQXR New York’s 2016-17 Artists-in-Residence)
  • Big Apple Band
  • Pitt Men's Glee Club
  • The Will Buthod Trio
  • Joe Barros, award-winning choreographer (NY Innovative Theatre Award Nominee for Best Choreography, NY Times Critics’ Pick)
  • Stonewall Chorale (first openly LGBT chorus to win a Community Arts Project Award from Lincoln Center)

Guest Performers

  • Tony winner Victoria Clark
  • Tucker Award winner Stephanie Blythe 
  • Tony and Drama Desk nominee Barbara Walsh
  • Chanticleer alum and recording artist Casey Breves
  • Grammy nominee Margaret Cho
  • The chorus accompanied Grammy nominee Martha Wash in Carnegie Hall
  • Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Grant winner Nicole Mitchell, Mezzo Soprano
  • Grammy nominee Margaret Lattimore
  • New York Philharmonic member, organist  Paolo Bordignon 
  • Merola Opera grant winner Soprano Rosalie Grace Sullivan 
  • Renowned concert saxophonist Paul Cohen
  • William Trafka, Organist
  • The Alturas Duo (guitarist Scott Hill and violinist Carlos Boltes)
  • Diana Solomon-Glover
  •  

Notable Venues

  • Carnegie Hall
  • Symphony Space
  • Merkin Hall
  • Schomburg Center in Harlem, 
  • The United Nations
  • Beacon Theater
  • The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • Saint Bartholomew’s Church
  • Paul Taylor Dance Studio
  • Yale University
  • Vassar College
  • Riverside Church
  • DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Community Outreach:

  • The chorus performed for the United Nations Secretary General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women
  • Chorus members volunteer at the annual New York City Pride Pier Dance
  • Chorus members volunteered as a group with God’s Love We Deliver to prepare food for the needy
  • Performed in the first gay marriage ceremony ever performed in Carnegie Hall (with legendary diva Martha Wash).
  • Chorus members went as a group to the Townhouse piano bar