The Alderson Broaddus Concert Choir will be one of several featured choirs performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 22, 2010 at 8:00PM.
Last year, the AB Concert Choir traveled to St. Peters Basilica, Vatican City to present their work for an evening Mass. The choir received such brilliant feedback from their performance that choir director, Lauren Brandon Lindsey was offered a chance to sing in Carnegie Hall by her mentor and former teacher, Dr. Gregory Fuller, of The University of Southern Mississippi.
“The Choir is excited about this opportunity,” said Mrs. Lindsey. “They are honored to be asked to be a part of such an event and look forward to the experience that will further the reputation of Alderson Broaddus University and its music department.”
The concert will feature AB University, The University of Southern Mississippi, and other college choirs that are lead by Dr. Fuller’s past students. All of the choirs will join together to form a mass ensemble of 200 singers and a full orchestra consisting of members of The University of Southern Mississippi orchestra and the New York Orchestra to perform Mozart’s Coronation Mass. This piece will feature Lewis Hall, associate professor of music at AB University, as one of the tenor soloists. The ensemble will also present a newly composed piece called "American Requiem" by Edwin Penhorwood.
Prior to the main event, the AB University Concert Choir will be performing and featuring several AB University students. Soloists will include Kayla Lewis, Erica Hodge, Abebrum Schoonover, Drew Doering, Kevin Stokes, Stephanie Cope, Tia Price, and Andrew Ellison. Faculty members, Lillian F. Long, and Dr. Hooi Yin Boey, will be accompanying the students during the event as well.Concert Choir to Perform Feb. 22 at New York's Carnegie Hall