Friday, January 8, 2010

ENC A Cappella Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall

Eastern Nazarene College's (ENC) A Cappella Choir soon will accomplish a feat of which many professional musicians only dream when the 50-member group performs at New York City's legendary Carnegie Hall.

ENC's choir will join several other choral groups from across the U.S. January 18 in performing a special tribute concert in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Selections to be performed include Handel's "Zadok the Priest" and Mozart's "Mass in C Major."

"The Carnegie experience is very special for our ENC students who hail from many states and countries and are pursuing a variety of majors," said Choir Director Timothy Shetler, who noted that while in New York the choir will also perform at several area churches. "Music and ministry bring our diverse backgrounds together in this special January tour to New York - a tour which celebrates the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr."

Founded in 1938, ENC's A Cappella Choir has toured the world, with members performing in such locations as Austria, Germany, Romania, and at Boston's own Jordan Hall. The choir's next international tour is scheduled for January 2011, when the group's honors ensemble, the ENC Chamber Singers, will perform throughout Scandinavia.

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