Friends' Central Chorus performing at Carnegie Hall

Friends’ Central Upper School Chorus members get to sing at the popular New York City venue, Carnegie Hall on Monday, Feb. 20, standing on the stage where popular performances by entertainers the New York Philharmonic, Judy Garland and The Beatles took place.

The opportunity, announced in a news release from the school in Wynnewood, is part of the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International’s “Reflections of Life” series.

Members of the Friends’ Chorus auditioned, and 16 were selected to sing at the 200-voice chorus concert, which will feature sings such as James Eakin’s “Flowers Over the Graves of War,” and Greg Gilpin’s “The Power of Children.”

“Our trip to New York will afford some of our FCS Chorus members the opportunity to rehearse and perform a world premiere work...I am grateful to the students for their enthusiasm and dedication to this project, and to their families and the [Friends’] administration for their incredible support,” said Michele Zuckman, Friends’ Central choral director.

The 16 Friends’ Chorus members get to perform with word renowned performers, including soloists Ida Nicolosi, Kristen Allegri and Gregory Warren, conductors Timothy Seelig and Greg Gilpin and special guest performer and former American Idol contest Clay Aiken.

Tickets for the Carnegie Hall event, which starts at 7 p.m., can be purchased here.