Founded in 1993, Empire City Men’s Chorus (ECMC) is a New York-based gay and gay-friendly auditioned chorus committed to singing adventurous repertoire with an emphasis on collaboration with contemporary composers. ECMC strives to showcase brilliant works for men’s voices with the public audience to celebrate, learn, emote, grow and heal together through the art of music. ECMC is a 35-member group whose members share the group’s core values of musical excellence, fraternity, diversity, and inclusiveness. The group rehearses weekly at the Church Street School for Music and Art in downtown Manhattan. In 2016, ECMC’s Artistic Director, Vince Peterson, the openly gay, Brooklyn-based composer and founder of Choral Chameleon, launched ECMC’s creative programming. The eclectic concerts reflect ECMC’s continued belief in the relevance of choral music as an artistic response to current issues and our mission to advance the art of choral singing by cultivating a diverse audience, presenting compelling performances, and inspiring meaningful dialogue with New York City audiences.
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