Requiem: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Centennial
Date: February 12, 2011
Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
On March 12 at 8pm, the Manhattan Choral Ensemble (MCE) commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the infamous industrial tragedy that was a catalyst for improved factory safety standards and workers' compensation laws in New York City.
In remembrance of the 146 garment workers who lost their lives in the disaster, The MCE will perform Maurice Duruflé's Requiem and a set of new works created especially for the occasion. The MCE has commissioned four New York City-based composers - George Andoniadis, Victoria Bond, Ricardo Llorca, and Martha Sullivan - to set selections from Jonathan Fink's sequence of poems "Conflagration and Wage: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911." These pieces will be interspersed with the movements of the Requiem, creating a unique tribute to the victims of the 1911 tragedy.
The concert will take place at The Church of the Incarnation which is located at 209 Madison Avenue between 35th and 36th streets. To purchase tickets or learn more about the concert, please look at our website, http://www.manhattanchoralensemble.com/.