Choirs to Sing in Carnegie Hall

University of Redlands Choirs to sing in Carnegie Hall

March 13, 2013– The University of Redlands Choirs, under the direction of Dr. Nicholle Andrews and Dr. Joseph Modica, have been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 25, 2013. The choirs will be singing Mozart’s Requiem along with a professional orchestra and soloists in this historic and important concert venue. The performance will be conducted by U of R faculty member, Dr. Joseph Modica. Since it first opened to the public in 1891, Carnegie Hall has always been highly figured among the avatars of concert stages throughout the world – all the greats, Mahler, Stravinsky, Bernstein, and even Tchaikovsky, to name but a few, conducted there. To perform on the Carnegie Hall stage means to be musically affiliated with such an auspicious tradition of excellence in performance. Of all the major classic choral works in Western art music, Mozart’s Requiem has endured as arguably the most quintessential and sought-after, by both audiences and musicians alike. Despite all the controversy surrounding its authenticity, it still towers in the pantheon of great works and remains the yardstick by which all others are measured.

Joining the University choirs will be the Philippine Chamber Singers, Los Angeles and the A Cappella Choir from Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood, totaling over 90 singers from Southern California. Other exciting features of the trip will include a dinner cruise around the island of Manhattan, and a private tour of the Metropolitan Opera House, where the students will be fortunate to speak with a professional musician.
If you would like to make a contribution toward scholarships for students to attend this trip, please contact the University Of Redlands School of Music at 909-748-8700.

WHAT: University of Redlands Choirs to perform Mozart’s Requiem in Carnegie Hall

WHO: University of Redlands Center Choirs

WHEN: May 25, 2013

WHERE: Carnegie Hall, New York City

Media Contact:
Patty Zurita

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