A Success at Carnegie Hall
Our Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus trip to New York March 4-8 to sing in Carnegie Hall was a wonderful success. We were there only four days and rehearsed all day the day before the concert, with a dress rehearsal the day of the concert, March 7. We were directed by Dr. Richard Sparks who directed the Pro Coro Canada choir here in Edmonton for about 10 years.
The very exciting music we sang, “Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode” was written by Allan Bevan who lived in Alberta for a number of years, and he played the organ on our performance of his piece. He also came to the celebration dinner afterwards. It was all very exciting and a real thrill to sing in Carnegie Hall.
Four Boyle Street residents participated: Timothy J. Anderson did a fabulous job of the narration, and our chorus founder/director David Garber sang in the bass section. Candas Jane Dorsey and I (Joanne) both sang in the soprano section. It was a fabulous opportunity, one we enjoyed greatly and will never forget.