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. 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.
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. Additional performances include: the New York premiere of David Lang's battle hymns performed on the Intrepid with Maestro James Bagwell conducting; Feuersnot by Richard Strauss at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra, Alfred Walker, Jacquelyn Wagner and Maestro Leon Botstein; Oceana by Osvaldo Golijov at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra, Biella Da Costa and Maestro James Bagwell; How Can We Keep from Singing, a joint concert with Young Women's Chorus of San Francisco; New York City Center ENCORES! Off-Center, led by Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori; a TED conference performance at The Theater at Cedar Lake; and Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra, Eric Owens, The Collegiate Chorale and Maestro James Bagwell.