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Empire City Men's Chorus presents "A More Perfect Union"

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Men

Gotham Performing Arts presents the Empire City Men’s Chorus (ECMC) May 2014 concert series A MORE PERFECT UNION with Artistic Director, Matthew D. Oltman with Alden Gatt as Principal Accompanist on piano.

Friday, May 16th at 8 pm
Saint Paul’s 199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY  11231

Saturday, May 17th at 8 pm
The Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Sunday, May 18th at 5 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY  10128

Building on our artistic vision of fostering social and community dialogue, the Empire City Men’s Chorus is excited to present its May 2014 concert series A MORE PERFECT UNION celebrating the quest for freedom, peace and equality. Join us for a night of timeless political and social writings, speeches, and addresses woven into compelling music arrangements for men’s ensemble.  Many of the featured texts come from historical luminaries like Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Susan B. Anthony.  You will also hear Melissa Dunphy’s award winning What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach, a setting of Philip Spooner’s compelling speech on marriage equality given in 2009.  Finally, we will premiere a recent ECMC commission One Song composed by the talented John Conahan with text by 13th-century Persian mystic and philosopher Rumi.  These works represent centuries of struggle for social equality, a struggle that continues to mold and shape a unique and great American nation.  But with all that greatness, there is still work to be done…

Matthew Oltman, ECMC’s Artistic Director, 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.  He is Music Director Emeritus of the Grammy award winning male vocal ensemble, Chanticleer.

The Empire City Men’s Chorus, now in its twentieth year, is renowned for its eclectic multilingual repertoire of predominantly classical music. ECMC consistently present 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.

VIP tickets are $75 (Single) and $125 (Couple) and include front row table seating, select wine and catered hors d’oeuvres. General Admission tickets are $30 and $20 for Students and Seniors (15% early bird discount if purchased by Friday, May 2, 2014).  For tickets, please purchase online at

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