South Rowan Honors Chorus to sing in New York’s Carnegie Hall

  • Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.
South Rowan Honors Chorus will sing in New York’s Carnegie Hall tonight.
South Rowan Honors Chorus will sing in New York’s Carnegie Hall tonight.

South Rowan Honors Chorus singers will experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity today to sing with the National Youth Choir in Carnegie Hall.

The students will sing on the Carnegie Hall stage under the direction of Dr. Andre Thomas, from Florida State University, along with students from seven other states all across America.


This is the 12th trip that choral director Jan Gore has made with students from the South Honors Chorus in the past 24 years.

In addition to music rehearsals with Dr. Thomas and the Carnegie performance, the students’ trip includes two Broadway musicals, “Wicked” and “Les Miserables.” They will visit the Statue of Liberty, and sing the Star Spangled Banner on the ferry ride out to the monument.

Ground Zero, Wall Street, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Radio City Music Hall and Central Park are some of the many sights included in their four- night, five-day trip to New York City. The group left late Wednesday night and will return to North Carolina Monday after their performance tonight at Carnegie.

South was chosen by audition to sing in this prestigious choir.

On two previous occasions, the South Varsity Singers have received an even higher honor by being chosen as the Featured Choir in Carnegie Hall before the combined National Youth Choir performance, singing five selections alone.

Mrs. Gore and the Honors Chorus students would like to thank all those who have contributed financially to help make this trip possible for these 32 talented singers who take pride in representing not only South Chorus and the school, but also Rowan County and the state of North Carolina in this National Youth Choir performance in Carnegie Hall.

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