This November, the Brookfield East Chamber Choir visited New York City for a performance at the renowned Carnegie Hall. The group performed the world premiere of Eric Whitacre's The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus on November 24 under the direction of Whitacre himself. During the trip, students also visited landmarks across the city, saw Disney's Frozen on Broadway, and enjoyed a ferry ride and authentic New York pizza between rehearsals.
"Performing at Carnegie Hall was an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime learning and performance experience for our students, and singing a world premiere piece was the cherry on top," said Brookfield East Choir Director Kari Doepke. "Being able to delve into the world of the arts in New York between rehearsals offered our student-musicians even more valuable cultural experiences. This trip was a dream come true!"
The East choir was invited to perform under Whitacre after the creative team from Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) came across a YouTube recording of them singing his composition of Alleluia. Congratulations to the choir on a remarkable performance! You can view more photos from the trip below or by clicking here.