Students from the Westhampton Beach High School choral group, the Chamber Singers, are set to take center stage at Carnegie Hall on March 24.
The group of 30 singers are one of only six high school groups that were chosen to perform at the Distinguished Concerts International New York event and had to go through a rigorous auction process.
The songs that moved the chamber singers through the door during the audition process were “Locus Iste,” a Latin ballad by Anton Bruckner, and “The Word Was God,” an up-tempo spiritual by Rosephanye Powell.
The Chamber Singers' director Eric Rubinstein said all of his students are thrilled with the opportunity and all have had dreams of singing at the famed Manhattan concert hall.
During the Carnegie Hall concert the Chamber Singers will songs composed by and directed by Eric Whitacre, including “Lux Aurumque,” “With a Lily in Your Hand,” “Little Birds,” and his two volumes of Rudyard Kipling adaptions, “Animal Crackers.” The final number, “The Chelsea Carol,” will be written specifically for the concert by Whitacre and will be performed by all of the high school singing groups together.
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