While the celestial choirs call from the sky, the humble Earth replies with sweet songs to ring in the holiday season, as only ECMC can do.
Join us on a night walk and hear musical depictions of space wonders such as Ola Gjeilo’s Northern Lights, reverencing Aurora Borealis, and John Jacob Niles's poignant I Wonder As I Wander. This program will also feature the premiere of a new TB arrangement of Stacey Philipps’ incredible new work, Hidden in the Grey Bending Sky, with texts by Leone Kelley. Sing along with us on a few of your favorite carols at the end of the concert, as always.
We’re looking forward to ringing in the season with you once again!
|The Earth Replies - Concert 1 First Unitarian Congregational Church, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201||First Unitarian Congregational Church, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201|
|The Earth Replies - Concert 2 Church of the Ascension, Brookyn, NY 11222||Church of the Ascension, Brookyn, NY 11222|
|The Earth Replies - Concert 3 Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, NY 10001||Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, NY 10001|
|The Earth Replies - Concert 4 Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, NY 10001||Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, NY 10001|
We're very pleased to announce the return of our great subscription service (now migrated from Patreon directly to our own website). During the pandemic, many of our beloved patrons supported us on Patreon and we've been working on a way to bring that great content to you right here at ecmc.nyc. Subscriptions are available at two levels: $10 or $20 per month and you can read all about them on our Subscription Page. We can't wait for you to join our inner circle of trust and to help make ECMC better and better with each passing season!
When the Gay Gotham Chorus was founded in 1993, AIDS was fast approaching the height of its rampant killing spree in New York. Part of the mission of the organization from the start was to donate most or all of the profits from concert performances to the relief efforts and research funds against this terrible disease. All the while, the LGBTQA+ community endured horrific media and general public scrutiny. Politics and religion interfered in the quest for human empathy and helping others. Today, it would seem that we still haven't learned our lesson in society. In this short video series, brave members of ECMC, past and present, share their direct personal experiences of crisis and the wisdom they learned during the horrible AIDS epidemic of the 80s and 90s that took the lives of thousands of New Yorkers including partners and friends of our members. Our hope in creating this video outreach series is not only to show the inspiring resilience of these wonderful human beings, but to demonstrate a tangible way in which members of the LGBTQA+ community can be helpful and supportive to society at large. Listen to the messages of these brave men.