NEW YORK, NY (WDAM) - The Columbia High School Choir received an invitation to perform in New York City. The outstanding music program received the special invitation to participate in a performance called "Jubilate Deo", the latest masterwork by composer Dan Forrest.
Musicians will join with other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International (DCINY), a choir of distinction. The performance will be conducted by DCINY's Associate Director James Meaders.
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY Jonathan Griffith says the school received an invitation because of their excellent musicianship.
"The Columbia High School Choirs received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers," Griffith said. "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."
Griffith says singers will spend five days in New York City preparing for the concert. During their five day stay, the singers will spend about 1-2 hours in rehearsal time, however, Griffith says the kids won't spend all of their time rehearsing.
"Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and culture to see in New York City," Griffith said. "However, the performance is the primary purpose for their visit to the city."
The performance is planned to take place on Sunday, April 15 at the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.