Concert Choir to Carnegie Hall
On January 15 at 8:30 pm the Davidson College Concert Choir will make its debut in Carnegie Hall by joining forces with the Nyack College Chorale from Nyack, NY, the Charleston County School of the Arts Chorale from North Charleston, SC, and the Seahawk Voices from Myrtle Beach, SC in a performance of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. Under the direction of Dr. Raymond Sprague, Professor of Music at Davidson College, the groups will be accompanied by New England Symphonic Ensemble.
The Carnegie appearance is the culmination of an intensive five-day New York City residency that will include a concert by the Davidson College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers at St. James Episcopal Church at 865 Madison Avenue. The choirs will appear as part of the St. James Music and Arts Series “Soaring Spirits, Singing Souls.”
This concert will take place at 8:00 pm on Friday, January 13, is free and open to the public, and will include music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Handel, Palestrina, Conrad Susa, and others.
Other parts of the residency include a series of intensive rehearsals, as well as free time in New York City. Choir members have already begun to procure tickets to Broadway shows as well as a performance by the New York Philharmonic. The choir will leave for New York on Thursday, January 12, and fly back Monday afternoon, January 16, thus minimizing class absences.