Saturday, February 27, 2010

Coker College Chamber Singers in NYC snow

Will Carswell, director of choral activities at Coker College, sent back a quick update on the trip, which was mentioned in this blog on Thursday. Here is his note so you can see what is happening. Do you think the students will be talking about the Carnegie Deli performance for pretty much the rest of their lives -- talk about a college memory:

FROM WILL CARSWELL: We arrived in the city with over a foot of new snow (adding to the foot from the day before!). We have since seen about 18" fall --but it has not slowed us down! Yesterday we sang at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and an impromptu concert at Carnegie Deli, of all places. The owner came out and talked with the students then pretty much stopped the business in order that all the customers listen to us sing. It was pretty amazing. We are going to have a 8 X 10 photo of the choir with the owner (Sandy Levine) placed on the wall with all the other 'famous' people. We have toured Carnegie Hall where the students were treated to surprise rehearsal by composer Philip Glass (who performed a concert at Carnegie last night as a fundraiser for the Tibet House here in NY). We are heading to the former World Trade Center site and Chinatown this morning. Tonight we have a 3 hour dinner cruise (singing involved) around the harbor with dinner, dancing, and entertainment. Tomorrow we sing at the 11:00 am service at The Riverside Church (church of the Rockafellers) on the upper east side followed by a private reception/concert at the home of Jack and Anne Linville (great supporters of the college) who have a beautiful home on Central Park West. Okay, got to run.

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