INVITED BY MIDAMERICA PRODUCTIONS/MIDAM INTERNATIONAL, THE CONCERT TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2023 AT THE FAMED CONCERT HALL IN NEW YORK CITY
New York, NY (December 2, 2022) — Voorhees University Choir led by Director Rachel Jones will take the stage at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall this April under the baton of Maestra D’Walla Simmons-Burke. The choral ensemble will be joined by singers from around the country in Rosephanye Powell’s powerful original choral work, The Cry of Jeremiah with the New England Symphonic Ensemble (Preston Hawes, Artistic Director) and distinguished soloists. The production is part of MidAmerica Productions’ 40th annual concert season. The other portion of the concert will include Homestead and Shorewood High School Chamber Orchestra under the shared baton of Karen Frink and John Emanuelson as well as the New York Premiere of Pre-Existing Condition by composer/conductor Stephen Caldwell.
“Voorhees University Choir received this invitation because of the high level and quality of musicianship demonstrated by the singers,” said Peter Tiboris, General Director and Music Director of MidAmerica Productions and MidAm International. ”We are thrilled to have them on our roster of distinguished and esteemed musicians.”
The experienced American choirs performing on the concert include; North Carolina Central University Choir, Fayetteville State University Concert Choir, Burke Chorale/Winston-Salem State University Choir, Apple Valley High School Choirs, and Huston-Tillotson University Concert Choir (Gloria Quinlan, Director)
The singers will spend five days and four nights in New York City in preparation for their concert. They will also spend nine to ten hours in rehearsal as well as touring New York City. They will be performing at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m.