The NYCHORAL Chamber Ensemble is a smaller group composed of auditioned singers from our larger chorus. The group performs in different venues and offers the expanded musical opportunities afforded by the chamber repertory to its members and audiences. 

Last season the NYCHORAL Chamber Ensemble presented a program of a cappella settings by Bortniansky, Tchaikovsky, Chesnokov, Rachmaninoff and other Russian composers, conducted by Michael Ciavaglia, in an intimate setting at The Church of the Holy Trinity.

In March 2016 the NYCHORAL Chamber Ensemble performed at The New School's new Ernst Stiefel Concert Hall in a concert featuring Jonathan Dove's song cycle, The Passing of the Year; Josquin's Ave Maria...Virgo Serena, Ešenvalds' Northern Lights and two of Debussy's Trois Chansons.  In December 2015 the group participated in the staging of a radical reinterpretation of Mozart's The Magic Flute at 80WSE Gallery, in partnership with NYU Steinhardt and the Berlin-based CHEAP Kollektiv. The performance was included in The New York Times' “The Best in Art 2015.”  The NYCHORAL Chamber Ensemble made their Lincoln Center debut in 2012 with the Chelsea Symphony in a performance of Mario Jazzetti’s concerto/symphonic poem, The Profile, the Life, and the Faith Across the Notes.

All NYCHORAL members are welcome to audition for the NYCHORAL Chamber Ensemble.


Photo credit: Karen W. Solorow