Carroll University’s Concert Choir has the prestigious honor of performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Monday, April 21, 2014.
Manhattan Concert Productions presents Ralph Vaughan Williams's cantata "Dona Nobis Pacem," performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus of Iowa State University, Carroll University Concert Choir, soloists, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jim Rodde. National Festival Chorus will perform an array of choral classics, led by guest conductors Julie Yu and Joshua Oppenheim.
This epic performance begins at 8 p.m. on the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. For more information, visit www.carnegiehall.org.
The 30 members of Carroll's Concert Choir will travel with their conductor, Seth Houston, and some family members. They will spend four days in New York City rehearsing for the concert and visiting tourist attractions like Broadway.
This trip was made possible with a gift from the estate of William and Carol O'Neill, both members of the class of 1934. They were accomplished vocal performers and Carol also was a cellist, pianist and composer. Their trust is designated to benefit Carroll's music program.
Concert Choir will be special guests of the DeKalb Festival Chorus in DeKalb, Ill., for a performance of "Dona Nobis Pacem" on Saturday, April 12. Then the DeKalb Festival Chorus will be featured performers in Shattuck Music Center, for an encore of "Dona Nobis Pacem" on Sunday, April 27. This concert also will include Concert Choir, Vocal Collective, Women's Ensemble, soprano Tanya Kruse Ruck, lyric bass Thomas Weis, organist Jayne Latva, and pianist Rhonda Kwiecien.