Appearances

Previous events

May17

Voices from the Earth

St. John's in the Village, 218 w. 11th street (Waverly Place), New York, NY

Are we able to listen beyond the chatter of human voices hearing the evolving messages uttered by our planet? Culminating this 25th anniversary season will be a commission by celebrated composer Eric Banks that focuses on the global voice of our planet – its natural cycles and human interaction with those cycles. We extend the question, “What peril awaits should we choose not to listen?”

May16

Voices from the Earth

St. John's in the Village, 218 w. 11th street (Waverly Place), New York, NY

Are we able to listen beyond the chatter of human voices hearing the evolving messages uttered by our planet? Culminating this 25th anniversary season will be a commission by celebrated composer Eric Banks that focuses on the global voice of our planet – its natural cycles and human interaction with those cycles. We extend the question, “What peril awaits should we choose not to listen?”

Mar1

Outside Voices

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ 07079

In "Outside Voices", the 2nd concert of Ember's 25th-anniversary season, we are asking the question of what voices we choose to hear. Are we able to hear not only human voices – but are we able to listen even more universally to the evolving messages uttered by our planet? Composers Eric Banks and Robert Paterson collaborate in a companion world commission, each producing half of the music for this concert that focuses on the global voice of our planet – its natural cycles, as well as human interaction with those cycles. We extend the question, asking if there is such a thing as an actual right to be heard; also asking, “at what peril do we choose not to listen?” Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $20 at www.emberensemble.org, or at the door for $25. Seniors/students, $15; Ages 18 and under are free of charge. For more information go to www. EmberEnsemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.

Feb29

Outside Voices

St. John's in the Village, 218 w. 11th street (Waverly Place), New York, NY

In "Outside Voices", the 2nd concert of Ember's 25th-anniversary season, we are asking the question of what voices we choose to hear. Are we able to hear not only human voices – but are we able to listen even more universally to the evolving messages uttered by our planet? Composers Eric Banks and Robert Paterson collaborate in a companion world commission, each producing half of the music for this concert that focuses on the global voice of our planet – its natural cycles, as well as human interaction with those cycles. We extend the question, asking if there is such a thing as an actual right to be heard; also asking, “at what peril do we choose not to listen?” Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $20 at www.emberensemble.org, or at the door for $25. Seniors/students, $15; Ages 18 and under are free of charge. For more information go to www. EmberEnsemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.

Dec8

Ember December: Holiday Choral Concert and Carols

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ

As a time of warmth, giving, and familiar songs and carols, the December holidays inspire dreams and memories. Ember combines heartwarming readings with beautiful music, much of which is familiar. Join Ember and Phoenix Singers in this concert designed to bring both joy and healing. Child friendly and followed by a reception. Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $20, or the day of at the door for $25. Children 18 and under are free of charge. Seniors and students: $15. For more information visit www.emberensemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.

Nov10

Civil Discourse

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ 07079

Ember celebrates its 25th season (2018-2019) with the theme "Listening." Its first concert addresses head-on the sociologically necessary move from the anger of our current times to the civility we know is a viable alternative. The concert will ask such questions as how do we reestablish meaningful dialogue; how can we listen without combat? Tickets in advance online $20; at the door $25. Seniors/students $15. Children 18 and under free of charge. For more information, go to www.EmberEnsemble.org or call 888-407-6002, est. 5.

Nov9

Civil Discourse

St. John's in the Village, 218 w. 11th street (Waverly Place), New York, NY

Ember celebrates its 25th season (2018-2019) with the theme "Listening." Its first concert addresses head-on the sociologically necessary move from the anger of our current times to the civility we know is a viable alternative. The concert will ask such questions as how do we reestablish meaningful dialogue; how can we listen without combat? Tickets in advance online $20; at the door $25. Seniors/students $15. Children 18 and under free of charge. For more information, go to www.EmberEnsemble.org or call 888-407-6002, est. 5.

May19

A Second Simplicity

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ

A return to simplicity – and the possibility of sharing its joyful wisdom – is the subject of this concert. Externally resembling some elements of childhood naiveté, the simplicity of the second half of life, deepened by life experience, is able to live happily with paradoxes, doubts, and mysteries. Ember turns to the life wisdom offered by such disparate sources as Rabindranath Tagore, Ysaÿe Barnwell and Stephen Sondheim among others – and draws upon the extraordinary solo talents for which the Ember singing family is known. Tickets in advance online for $20; at the door for $25. Seniors/students, $15; children 18 and under are free of charge. For more information go to www.EmberEnsemble.org or call 888-407-6002, Ext.5.

May18

A Second Simplicity

St. John's in the Village, 218 w. 11th street (Waverly Place), New York, NY

A return to simplicity – and the possibility of sharing its joyful wisdom – is the subject of this concert. Externally resembling some elements of childhood naiveté, the simplicity of the second half of life, deepened by life experience, is able to live happily with paradoxes, doubts, and mysteries. Ember turns to the life wisdom offered by such disparate sources as Rabindranath Tagore, Ysaÿe Barnwell and Stephen Sondheim among others – and draws upon the extraordinary solo talents for which the Ember singing family is known. Tickets in advance online for $20; at the door for $25. Seniors/students, $15; children 18 and under are free of charge. For more information go to www.EmberEnsemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.

Mar3

Coming of Age: Carpe diem!

Caldwell University, Alumni Theater, 120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ

Ember is collaborating with NYC’s Encore Creativity for Older Adults Chorale in “Carpe diem!” (translating literally as “pluck the day [as it is ripe]”), the 2nd concert in their "Coming of Age" season. Ember and Encore singers celebrate the many opportunities open to those whose work life is easing its demands in the second half of life – opportunities for creative and social engagement and meaningful service. Tickets: in advance online, $20; at the door,$25. Children 18 and under, free of charge. Seniors and students: $15. For more, visit www.emberensemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.

Mar2

Coming of Age: Carpe diem!

St. John's in the Village, 218 w. 11th street, New York, NY

Ember is collaborating with NYC’s Encore Creativity for Older Adults Chorale in “Carpe diem!” (translating literally as “pluck the day [as it is ripe]”), the 2nd concert in their "Coming of Age" season. Ember and Encore singers celebrate the many opportunities open to those whose work life is easing its demands in the second half of life – opportunities for creative and social engagement and meaningful service. Tickets: in advance online, $20; at the door,$25. Children 18 and under, free of charge. Seniors and students: $15. For more, visit www.emberensemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.

Dec9

An Ember December: Star of Wonder

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ

The Ember ensemble under the artistic leadership of conductor Deborah Simpkin King, Ph.D. presents its annual “An Ember December” holiday choral concert and carols. The title of this year’s concert is “Star of Wonder” after a featured composition by Gordon Thornett which Ember will perform in its American premiere. The concert will feature a variety of choral repertoire and traditional holiday favorites. Tickets: in advance online, $20; at the door,$25. Children 18 and under, free of charge. Seniors and students: $15. For more, visit www.emberensemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.

Past Appearances & Concerts

The inaugural concert of Ember’s When the War is Over season was the east coast premiere (November 2017) of composer John Muehleisen’s But Who Shall Return Us Our Children? – A Kipling Passion. It looked at the impact of wartime loss on a single family (that of Rudyard Kipling)- yet by extension to all active military families. 

The same ensemble presented an encore performance of John Muehleisen’s 90-minute oratorio, Pietà, in March of 2015. It is a commissioning partner, along with five other organizations, in bringing forward the sequel oratorio, to be premiered in the 2017-18 season. 

In May, 2017, Ember performed the first documented performance of Embracing All by the late Grammy-winning composer, Stephen Paulus in a concert titled, All Things Possible. The concert also featured the world premiere of two choral works by Wayne Eastwood and the late Robert Schuneman. It celebrated human ingenuity as the answer to the world’s need for clean, efficient energy.

 

The Ember Ensemble Brings its Annual Holiday Concert to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, December 2018

Ember Thriving Through the Years: Wisdom from the Foxhole concert, November 2018

Ember Safe for Democracy concert, May 2018 
Ember Where Poppies Grow concert, March 2018