Paris Community Choir has received an invitation to perform with other choirs at Carnegie Hall in May 2019.
“This trip takes our adult choral educational mission even further, by sending Parisians to a famous concert hall with an up and coming esteemed director, to participate in a choral concert at its finest,” said Sydney Young.
Choir members are asking for businesses to consider sponsoring several members as funding is necessary to get choir members to the performance. The cost per person will be around $1,500. For more information, or to sponsor a member, email Paris Community Theatre firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Sponsorships will be gratefully accepted from businesses and philanthropic individuals, especially for our scholarship, retired, and limited budget members,” Young said.
Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for Distinguished Concerts International New York City said, “The Paris Community Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the quality of their audition recording. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”
The singers will spend four days and three nights in New York City in preparation for their concert.
“The singers will spend approximately 9-10 hours in rehearsals over the four-day residency,” said Griffith. “Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and culture to see in New York City. However, the performance is the primary purpose for their visit to the city. Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York.”
According to carnegiehall.org, Carnegie Hall first opened its doors in 1891. Located on the corner of 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City, it is a national historic landmark that comprises three venues: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Zankel Hall, and Weill Recital Hall. Additionally, Carnegie Hall also supports educational activities throughout the city and beyond through its Weill Music Institute.