Manhattan Girls Chorus
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, MGC encourages 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. MGC’s 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, The Collegiate Chorale, and Thomas Hampson. Additional performances include Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito at Carnegie Hall, presented and performed by The Collegiate Chorale with the American Symphony Orchestra, Eric Owens, and Maestro James Bagwell; Oceana by Osvaldo Golijov at Carnegie Hall, also presented and performed by The Collegiate Chorale with the American Symphony Orchestra, Venezuelan vocalist Biella Da Costa, and Maestro James Bagwell; and New York City Center ENCORES! Off-Center, led by Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori.