Heavenly Peace: Holiday Concert by Empire City Men's Chorus


Edward Angelo Enrique

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013, New York, NY – Gotham Performing Arts presents the Empire City Men's Chorus (ECMC) Fall 2013 concert HEAVENLY PEACE with the debut of new Artistic Director, Matthew D. Oltman with Alden Gatt as Principal Accompanist.

Empire City Men's Chorus

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
The Church of the Holy Apostles
296 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church
199 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY  11231

Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at 5:00 pm
The Church of the Holy Apostles
296 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

For his debut concert HEAVENLY PEACE with the Empire City Men's Chorus, Artistic Director Matthew D. Oltman creates a program that is a musical "oasis of peace and serenity amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season."   Featured music includes ancient chants, Renaissance masterworks, modern compositions by Steven Sametz and Joseph Gregorio, "This Christmastide" (made popular by Jessye Norman) composed by Donald Fraser, popular carols, and the famous "Ave Maria" by Franz Biebl.

Prior to joining ECMC, Matthew Oltman was Music Director Emeritus of the Grammy award winning male vocal ensemble, Chanticleer, helping to launch the Chanticleer Live in Concert recording label and editing the Chanticleer Choral Series published by Hinshaw Music.  Mr. Oltman now serves on the staff of Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) in Program Development. He continues to lead choral clinics and master classes with choirs from around the globe.

The Empire City Men’s Chorus, now in its twenty-first year, 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.

Tickets to ECMC's HEAVENLY PEACE concert are $25 general admission in advance, $15 students and seniors in advance. $75 VIP (Single) and $100 VIP (Couple) tickets include front row table seating, wine and hors d'oeuvres.  Tickets at the door are $30 general admission and $20 students and seniors.  For tickets, please purchase online at www.empirecitymenschorus.org.