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EGR Choir Performing at Carnegie Hall

East Grand Rapids High School choir students will be performing in the world famous Carnegie Hall, New York City.

Twenty choir students, several parents and choir teacher Dr. James Borst are headed to the Big Apple to perform “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” by Minnesota composer Carol Barnette on Monday, June 9 in the Isaac Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall. Conductor is Philip Brunelle, artistic director of VocalEssence, a world-renowned choral ensemble. The choir is accompanied by the bluegrass band Monroe Crossing.

The EGRHS choir department was invited to perform in the program, sponsored by Manhattan Concert Productions.

Students rehearsed Sunday afternoons and after school to prepare. The in-residence event is a part of the Masterworks Festival Chorus, a 250-voice ensemble comprised of high school, college and professional singers from around the United States.


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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio or email Erin.

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