Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) announced that the Hershey Community Chorus has been invited to participate in a performance of John Rutter’s Magnificat on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance is planned to take place on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall under the baton of DCINY Artistic Director, Dr. Jonathan Griffith. The Chorus will join with other choristers from around the world to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Dr. Griffith will serve as conductor of the performance and clinician for the residency.
Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “The Hershey Community Chorus received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of their audition recording. 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 and surrounding area. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community and surrounding area’s recognition and support.”
The singers will spend 5 days and 4 nights in New York City in preparation for their concert. “The singers will spend approximately 9 – 10 hours in rehearsals over the 5 day residency.” says 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 to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Lee Boltz, Executive Director of the Chorus, via email at info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org.
Dr. Jonathan Griffith, conductor, co-founder and artistic director of Distinguished Concerts International New York, is an active conductor, educator, lecturer and consultant. His conducting credits include the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City; Manhattan Philharmonic and New England Symphonic Ensemble both in performances at Carnegie Hall; Nova Amadeus Orchestra, Italy; the European Symphony Orchestra, Spain; Bohuslava Martinu Philharmonia and Philharmonia Chorus along with many other orchestras around the world. He was featured in an interview which aired on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and two recent documentaries about Ms. Robinson and her music – “Hidden Treasure” and “Sounds of a Miracle“.
Founded by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is the leading producer of dynamically charged musical excellence. With its unforgettable concert experiences in renowned venues, empowering educational programs and its global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance.
For more information on tickets, group sales or other special offers, please contact DCINY at (212) 707-8566 Ext 307, Lee Boltz, at info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org or calling (717) 5028-4400.