ELMSDALE: The East Hants Community Chorale will get to add Carnegie Hall in New York to their list of venues they’ve performed at.

In a release issued by Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) on Sept. 28, organizers say the local choir was selected because it’s an outstanding misc program. The chorale is directed by Martha Healy.

The East Hants Community Chorale will be participating in a performance of Handel’s Messiah on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance is scheduled to occur at Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.

The release from DCINY says the outstanding musicians will join with other choristers from around the world to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Conductor Dr. Jonathan Griffith will lead the performance and will serve as the clinician for the residency.

Dr. Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY, stated why they selected East Hants Community Chorale for the special invite.

“The East Hants Community Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers,” said Dr. Griffith. “It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community.

“This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”

The singers will spend five days and four nights in New York City in preparation for their concert.

“They will spend approximately 9-10 hours in rehearsals over the five day residency,” said Dr. Griffith. “Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and culture to see in New York City.

“However, the performance is the primary purpose for their visit to the city.”

Members of the community are encouraged help send the Chorale to New York by contacting Martha Healy at easthantscommchor@gmail.com.

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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!