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UK Women’s Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

By Ralph Derickson

 

The UK Women's Choir was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall and Riverside Church after submitting an audition tape this past summer. This is the first appearance by the UK Women's Choir at Carnegie Hall and the first time a UK choir has been invited to attend the American Choral Directors National Convention.

 

Jan. 8, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The University of Kentucky Women's Choir will perform at Carnegie Hall and Riverside Church in New York City Feb. 12 as part of the activities of the American Choral Directors National Convention. Lori Hetzel, UK associate director of choral activities, conducts the 110-member choir.

The choir's performances at Carnegie Hall and Riverside Church will consist of a chant by medieval composer Hildegard of Bingen, a new piece commissioned for the Women's Choir and oboe professor Nancy Clauter by contemporary composer Paul Basler, a Mendelssohn part song, two Venezuelan folk songs featuring percussion and professor of voice Noemi Lugo, and a rousing gospel finale arranged for the choir by New York composer Roger Holland.

The UK Women's Choir was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall and Riverside Church after submitting an audition tape this past summer. This is the first appearance by the UK Women's Choir at Carnegie Hall and the first time a UK choir has been invited to attend the American Choral Directors National Convention.


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