The High School Choral Ensemble has been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY). They will perform “Glimpses of the Sacred Veil: The Music of Eric Whitacre,” alongside accompanist Kelly Yu-Chieh and cellist Jake Charkey. Eric Whitacre is a Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor best known for his choral music. “The Sacred Veil” is a 12-movement work by Whitacre in collaboration with poet/lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri and tells a story of life, love and loss.
Ms. Tahere began working with DCINY during the 2020-2021 school year to find a performance opportunity for the 23-member group. She put together an audition packet of recordings and received confirmation this winter that the ensemble had been chosen for this performance.
“Being selected to collaborate with Eric Whitacre at Carnegie Hall is such a high accomplishment but a fitting one for these students,” Upper School Choral Director Christa Tahere said. “In addition to being talented, they are willing to put in the very intense work of learning Whitacre’s innovative and demanding music. The bar is high, but the impact of this event will no doubt shape their understanding of how exquisite music can answer the soul’s need for truth and beauty.”
According to their website, “Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is the leading producer of dynamically charged musical excellence. With its unforgettable concert experiences in renowned venues, empowering educational programs, and its global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance.”
The performance will be held on May 31, 2022 at 7PM on the Perelman Stage in the Stern Auditorium. To purchase tickets, visit carnegiehall.org.