ELLEN MANDEL is a composer of art songs and theater music.  She has written songs to poems by E.E. Cummings, Seamus Heaney, W.B. Yeats, Glyn Maxwell and more, sung by Todd Almond, Daniel Neer, and Jessica Crandall, and music for over 70 plays from Shakespeare to Stoppard.

Mandel's songs to poems are "Ardent, spiky, and refreshingly organic."   

NY TIMES

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TODD ALMOND of Broadway's GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

 sings songs by ELLEN MANDEL  

to poems by e.e. cummings, Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and others----

on the CDs THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS

and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!!

CDs and mp3's available through this website!

 

A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY:

All Things Considered, NPR: "A striking collaboration: the playful poetry of e.e. cummings set to music by New York composer Ellen Mandel and sung beautifully by Cincinnati tenor and actor Todd Almond.

I wish I could give it to every poetry lover I know."

RIGHT NOW and COMING UP!!

The Death of Ivan Ilyich:  Phoenix Theatre Ensemble NYC through Mar 14

Verena sings Marlene:  return engagement at Pangea NYC Apr 11

The Winter's Tale:  A Noise Within Theatre, Pasadena CA through Apr 14


RECENT:

E4TT concert:  Mandel songs performed by Nanette McGuiness:  Jan 25, 2020, SF

Feb 27:  benefit concert for Common Cause at Pangea NYC

Death of Ivan Ilyich Mar 2020 Phoenix Theatre Ensemble NYC

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PERFORMANCES: 2019 

Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble premiered Ellen's Sphinx Aria Aug 17 in NYC!!

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TRIAD Theater NYC:  songs by Mandel, sung by Jessica Crandall

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Fair John music and art space, Kingston NY: songs by Mandel

sung by Jessica Crandall and Kerry Henderson

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS with music by Ellen Mandel--Actor's Co-op Theater in L.A. 

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Mother's Day Concert, Woodstock NY:  Jessica Crandall sang Ellen Mandel’s songs to poems by E.E. Cummings, Seamus Heaney, W.B. Yeats and more

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Femmelody Women's Day Concert at St John's in the Village---

Larissa Flint sang Mandel songs  for voice, flute, and piano  with Leanne Friedman, flute  

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APRIL 10: Nanette McGuiness of E4TT sang four songs by Mandel

at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music 

 
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I SO LIKED SPRING: Ellen Mandel's latest CD

JESSICA CRANDALL sings music by ELLEN MANDEL to poems by THOMAS HARDY, WB YEATS,

CHARLOTTE MEW, SHAKESPEARE, and GLYN MAXWELL

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A VERY BENNY CHRISTMAS 

a CD with Ellen's song for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Year's,

plus her version of O MISTRESS MINE, CLOUDS, and more

Sung by Swinging Sirens BRIDGET BEIRNE, JESSICA CRANDALL, AND SONNI JAMES

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THERE WAS A WORLD:

a new CD

swinging sirens Bridget Beirne, Jessica Crandall, and Sonni James sing Mandel's songs to Glyn Maxwell and Seamus Heaney texts!   

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Hear Ellen's songs GRAY ROOM and TO AN ISLE IN THE WATER

on the  ARTSONGPROJECT

Beautifully performed by Soprano Helene Lindqvist and pianist Philipp Vogler   

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Madgalena Ball, The Compulsive Reader blog, RAVE REVIEWS of THE CAT AND THE MOON---my new CD with DANIEL NEER, THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!!

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THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS: "WONDERFUL" Sarah Cahill of KALW

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