07 Mar 2013

CHS Chorus Members Sing in Carnegie Hall

Members of the CHS choir sang in a youth concert at New Yorkí´s Carnegie Hall on Sunday, March 3.

The participating choir members flew to New York City on Thursday, February 28 and spent the weekend in the city. To prepare for the concert, CHS choir members attended 10 hours of rehearsal with the more than 200 other choir members from around the nation that were featured in the chorus. The choir was under the direction of world-renowned composer, Dr. Andre Thomas.

íÍIt was a fantastic experience working with Dr. Thomas, who is a world famous conductor,íñ commented Ben Anderson í´14. íÍSinging in Carnegie Hall is such a great experience in itself. So many great musicians have gone through Carnegie Hall over the years.íñ

Apart from rehearsing and performing, CHS participants were able to see some of the cityí´s sights. They toured the Empire State Building, saw the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from a river cruise and ate dinner at Carmines. Students also visited the Ground Zero South Pool September 11 memorial, where they paid special respects to CHS alumnus Lt. Scott Lamana ’88.

íÍThe Ground Zero memorial was so emotional. You could feel a connection with everyone there, and the entire CHS community has such a strong connection to that part of historyíñ recalled Clarence Ellis í´13.