How do you Get to Carnegie Hall?
Fundraise! And, of course, practice.
Thirty members of the Campbell River Children’s Choir will be traveling to New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall where they will represent their city, province and country in a gala performance this coming April.
The choir was chosen after they submitted an audition recording to the festival selection jury. The adjudicators of the festival were pleased with the work the singers had done and invited the choir to be part of the Carnegie Hall event.
We were honoured to receive this invitation”, said director Barbara Prowse. The choir has previously performed at Carnegie Hall in 2000. “Just to stand on the stage where so many musical stars have performed and to sing in such a spectacular hall is a profound experience. It teaches the students what can be achieved with hard work and commitment”
Parents and singers have already begun the task of raising money for the trip and are planning many events to generate funds. “The kids are extremely excited about the trip and enthusiastic about fund raising,” says parent organizer Kim Stevens.
Over the next months the public is sure to see singers out in the community collecting bottles, washing cars and doing whatever it takes to get to the festival. They are also are planning a Zumba Party for September, and perhaps a spaghetti dinner in the fall. In addition, choristers will be selling the CD that earned them the honour to attend the festival at these events. The choir will be ambassadors for Campbell River in the Big Apple and they hope the community will support them in this enterprise.