EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN TO FIND THEIR VOICE
The Manhattan Girls Chorus is a nurturing community of young women grades five through twelve from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds seeking an extraordinary music education and opportunities for performing excellence. It is free for every girl. In addition to helping each singer realize her full musical potential, we encourage mentoring relationships with women in the arts and other professions. Self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills are cultivated through a community of love, respect and support. Our hope for every young woman is for her to develop a lifelong passion for singing, serving others and bringing her inner beauty to the world.
Events & Experiences
The Chorus, founded in 2011, made their Carnegie Hall debut in October, 2012 in the New York premiere of Noam Sheriff’s Mechaye Hametim with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Hampson and The Collegiate Chorale under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta. Since that time, the Chorus has performed with leading orchestras and choruses in Carnegie Hall and a variety of other venues. In addition, the members have had numerous experiences supporting our mission of empowering young women to find their voice.
WHAT THE PRESS AND OTHER ARTISTS ARE SAYING ABOUT MGC
“The Manhattan Girls Chorus sang like angels with exquisite sound and precision. Their eyes reflected a deep understanding and respect for this profoundly spiritual choral symphony.”
Maestro Zubin Mehta
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
“Aside from flawless diction, impeccable intonation and sensitive balance, this performance also contained a deeply spiritual musicality not found in many of the performances I hear. Your young singers should be very proud of their work here, not only because they have, by hard work, gotten all of the technical demands completely under their control, but because they then used that control to create a performance which masterfully reflected the content of their hearts and the purity of their souls. No composer could ask for more. As a fellow human being I applaud and fully support the philosophy behind your ensemble, and as a fellow musician I am deeply impressed with the technical mastery and the fluid, engaging musicianship. You get it! And through your teaching and example, the girls get it too! Bravo.”
Daniel Gawthrop, Composer
Sing Me To Heaven
“I love everything about this Chorus! The founding of the Manhattan Girls Chorus was truly an inspiration. These young ladies sing with commitment, understanding and desire to communicate the essence of their music to anyone that can hear them. As they bond among the many cultures they individually represent, they build bridges to the many cultures that are inspired by their performances.”
Thomas Hampson, Baritone
“Throughout, the music is carried by the clear, bell-like children’s voices…the last movement, “beautiful dreamer”…was gorgeous and mesmerizing, with the girls singing from a mezzanine…”
The New York Times
on “Battle Hymns” on the Intrepid
HOW YOU CAN HELP US
The Chorus relies on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public agencies to support its program. Gifts are welcomed year-round, and are tax deductible as allowed by law.
In addition, the Chorus welcomes the assistance of those who can contribute their time and talents to the group, either in specific areas such as fund-raising and grant-writing, or as a mentor to one or more of the girls.