The Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s singular choral music competition, New Music for New York, returned Saturday, February 27 to the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. In this interactive concert, the choir premiered three compositions selected by our artistic panel, and audience members each voted for their favorite. The program included Benjamin Britten’s “Flower Songs” as well as beloved folk songs. Bill Heigen’s “Refuge”, a setting of the Sara Teasdale poem, won our Audience Favorite distinction, earning an encore performance and an additional prize.