Gould Academy Students to peform at Carnegie Hall with famed choral conductor
Seven choral singers from Gould Academy will perform with renowned choral conductor John Rutter at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Easter Sunday.
“Rutter’s work is a staple of choral literature, and I would venture to say that there is not a university choir in the US or England that has not performed his works,” said Gould’s Choral Teacher Jenny Cooper. “The students have been rehearsing two to three times a week since December to prepare for this huge concert!”
Paige Conroy ’15, Rose Gill ’12, Mikayla Choi ’13, Karen Li ’13 , Peter Xu ’12, Steve Ren ’15, Jun Won Jung ’13, and Miss. Cooper will perform Gloria and Te Deum – works for chorus and orchestra by John Rutter.
“Gloria is in Latin and the Te Deum in English. Both are traditional Christian texts but with vibrant, energetic 20th century musical settings with a lot of brass and percussion. The students say it reminds them of Star Wars and other such John Williams scores,” said Cooper.
The Gould choir is one of seven invited to participate in the festival. The group will rehearse with John Rutter all day Friday and Saturday prior to the concert Sunday afternoon. Following the concert all the participants will enjoy a dinner cruise around the Statue of Liberty.