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Poets and Pioneers featuring the professional Manhattan Chorale

Good afternoon all,

We are excited to announce our first concert of the[masked] season! On Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm we will hear the professional Manhattan Chorale at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. Manhattan Chorale celebrates American Poetry, led by Artistic Director Craig Arnold with special guests and frequent collaborators.

American poetry resounds in both its foundations and frontiers. You can hear America singing just as Walt Whitman did, as the Manhattan Chorale celebrates both new and classic American poetry. Manhattan Chorale will explore influential work by the likes of Whitman and Teasdale, (special guest) Charles Anthony Silvestri and other contemporary poets on the frontier of American letters. The concert will also feature the pioneering music of special guest and Composer in Residence Ola Gjeilo, and other notable contemporary composers, including Eric Whitacre, Libby Larson and Stephen Paulus.

The New York-based Manhattan Chorale presents a historical spectrum of choral masterworks large and small, in addition to contemporary literature and the premiere of new works. The chorale currently features the work of internationally renowned Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo who also serves as Composer in Residence. Manhattan Chorale's debut sold out performance at Lincoln Center For Unto Us A Child Is Born in December 2012, featured two movements of Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass and his Tota Pulchra EsIn addition to this performance, Manhattan Chorale will appear in venues throughout the United States with performances schedule at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and St. Paul Church in Cambridge, MA.

Manhattan Chorale and Chamber Orchestra are conducted by Artistic Director, Craig Arnold. Dr. Arnold has had an extensive career as conductor of choirs and orchestras of all ages; educator of graduate, undergraduate, high school, and middle school students; guest lecturer for teacher and conductor training; and frequent guest conductor and conductor having appeared in Japan, England, Scotland, Germany, France, Italy, Wales, Hong Kong, China and Spain, as well as recently completing a tenure as Director of Choral Activities and Conductor of the internationally renowned Nordic Choir at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Make sure to reserve your spot early for this concert before seats sell out. Once you have booked your tickets, they will be available at the venue one hour prior to curtain time on the day of the performance.

This is going to be an excellent concert! Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Thanks!

Christine

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  • Michael

    An amazing concert, so eclectic, from Copland, to Gjeilo, to Paulus, all preformed to prefection, thank you Michelle for for putting it all together and your warm and gracious welcome. Christine sorry didn't have a chance to say Hi, I appreciate all your efforts and immence talent.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all,
    I am so sorry that last night was not what we have hoped it would be. It was our first concert at this venue and there were a lot of unexpected issue. I was in the lobby right before the concert and did get to meet some of you though.
    Thank you all so much for coming along. We will be posting another meet up this week, and we will definitely plan to meet at a specific location before the concert to ensure we all get to meet and go to the concert together. The next one will be at Carnegie Hall.
    Many thanks, and many, many apologies.
    Michelle

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • John P.

    I was also disappointed that i didn't meet anyone but its not the first show i've seen alone and I thought it was well worth the trip. I have been a avid follower of the minimalists like Steve Reich, Aarvo Part, Philip Glass and it occurred to me last night that Choral/Chamber music was often used in a very big way, and its something i really like. Looking forward to next show and meeting the group. I thought the show was great
    john

    October 20, 2013

  • Lyone

    So sorry that I
    Did mot actually meet with the others ,but I had a most fantastic time. The concert was marvelous. I just love it , must do it again
    Soon .

    October 20, 2013

  • Kristina

    The concert itself was excellent. However it was disappointing that the organizer made no effort to bring the group together, for example by waiting in the lobby with a meetup sign or similar. It was basically, well you got your ticket now you're on your own. Many people wound up sitting by themselves which is not why you do this through a meetup.

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all,
    Christine is actually singing on the concert and I will be running around ensuring all other tickets are OK beforehand. All of your tickets will be available for collection at the Box Office. Doors open at 7pm, and it is actually general admission (not allocated seating) so please try I meet in the lobby and go in to the concert together to get a group of seats in the same area. Hope I get to arch up with you all.
    Michelle

    October 19, 2013

  • Kristina

    Yes what time are we meeting in the lobby to get the tickets from you? Will you be wearing stg to help us recognize you? This is my first time with the group. Thanks.

    October 19, 2013

  • Ben

    Hi,

    I'm having trouble paying through the Paypal link provided. Is there an email address I can try sending the money to directly from my Paypal account? Thanks

    Ben

    October 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Ben, can you tell me what error message you are receiving, and how many tickets you are trying to book?

      October 17, 2013

    • Ben

      My friend was able to buy the tickets for both of us, thanks!

      October 17, 2013

  • ellen r.

    Any one interested in dinner at PJ Clarke's let me know so I can arrange a reservation. Looks like 2 of us so far.

    October 16, 2013

  • fran m.

    Hi Ellen

    Actually I'd just like to meet for a drink just before the event.
    Would you like to meet at the PJ Clarke's bar?

    October 15, 2013

    • ellen r.

      I would like to go to dinner before the performance and will be with another group member. You could join us at a table if you want just before the show.

      October 16, 2013

  • fran m.

    Thanks, Michelle for your response. Maybe I'll see you in the lobby before hand.

    October 15, 2013

  • ellen r.

    Fran,

    I'd be happy to meet you and others and host the dinner at PJ Clarke's. Can call for a reservation. Just let me know if you will be there for sure and I will arrange it.

    October 15, 2013

  • fran m.

    Hi Christine

    Will our group be meeting before or after the event to socialize?

    October 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      However, I believe Ellen (see her message below) was interested in a arranging a pre-concert dinner. Perhaps message her and see if many others are interested in this? Many thanks,

      October 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Michelle

      October 15, 2013

  • Christine

    Hi everyone! We were just able to add 10 more spots for the concert. Book early before seats sell out!

    September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hyeyoung, please try again and let me know if you are still having difficulty. Many thanks! M

      October 14, 2013

    • Hyeyoung

      Thank you Michelle, I paid under name of Hyesook.

      October 15, 2013

  • fran m.

    Hi Christine

    Will meetup members be getting together before or after the event to socialize?

    October 14, 2013

  • ellen r.

    Pre-Concert Dinner: I would be happy to be the organizer of a pre-concert dinner. My thought is PJ Clarke's would be a good place. Please let me know of your interest. I'd be happy to arrange a reservation.

    Ellen

    October 5, 2013

  • Christine

    Hi everyone, thank you all for signing up so quickly! This is going to be a fantastic concert! We only have one spot left. We are working on trying to make more tickets available for this performance. Be sure to check back again for updates! Looking forward to the concert!

    September 16, 2013

  • Lyone

    Hi everyone looking forward to meetingyou all.

    1 · September 14, 2013

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