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College of Idaho Chamber Singers booked at Carnegie Hall March 24

The College of Idaho Chamber Singers is spending six days in New York in March — and the highlight of the trip will be a performance at Carnegie Hall.

Professor Brent Wells, professor of music and director of choral activities at the C of I, received a personal invitation from the Distinguished Concerts International New York series to bring the group to the famed concert hall.

“DCINY contacted me last summer and mentioned that they had seen our Eric Whitacre ‘Seal Lullaby’ performance on YouTube,” Wells said in a press release from the college Tuesday. “They were impressed by the quality of the choir and the singing and asked if we would like to come and sing with Whitacre in Carnegie Hall.”

Here’s that YouTube video:

At Carnegie Hall, the Chamber Singers and other college and high school choirs will perform Eric Whitacre’s most celebrated compositions including “Lux Aurumque,” “Sleep,” “Alleluia” and “Cloudburst.”

The C of I Chamber Singers will perform songs from their Whitacre set during their Spring Concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 12 in Jewett Auditorium. For more information about C of I student choirs, please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/choral-activities. Want to donate to the Chamber Singers’ tour in New York, contact Dr. Wells at (208) 459-5607 or bwells@collegeofidaho.edu.

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