Acton Middle School varsity treble choir members have been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City during June 2018.
The girls will participate in the world premiere performance of Dr. Cristian Grases’ Music for Treble Voices: 2018 as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) series. The performance will be in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hal lon June 24, 2018, according to AMS choir director Christine Bridges.
The AMS vocalists will join with other choristers from around the world to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Dr. Grases will lead the performance and will serve as the clinician for the residency.
“The Acton Middle School Choirs received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of their audition recordings,” commented DCINY artistic director and principal conductor Dr. Jonathan Griffin. “It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”
Dr. Grases is an associate professor at the Thornton School of Music for the University of Southern California.
The students will spend approximately 9-10 hours in rehearsal over the residency.
AMS choir members will be raising money and seeking sponsors to support the student trip, Bridges said.
Students are pictured during the fall concert on October 16 in the Granbury High School auditorium.