17th – 21st November 2016 – Margaret sings in Carnegie Hall, New York   Leave a comment

I have recently been in Peru and will post about that in due course, but whilst I was away Margaret had a trip to New York to sing in Carnegie Hall with some members of the Barclays House Choir (apparently I mustn’t forget the ‘s’ in Barclays but I can forget the apostrophe in Barclays’). DCINY were putting on the American debut of Howard Goodall’s ‘Eternal Light’ and invited choirs from the UK and beyond who had already performed this piece to perform. In the event there were 210 in the choir and the composer was in attendance.

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Margaret was there for a couple of days before the performance, time to sightsee ….

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…. the Statue of Liberty and ….

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…. the 9/11 memorial ….

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…. and the glorious New York skyline at night. The above three photos were taken on our visit to New York in June 2014, the following (except the shot of the concert) were taken on Margaret’s phone.

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Margaret travelled to New York with her friend Ann, a fellow choir member and my former work colleague. The late autumn was rather colder than they expected.

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Walking around the city they came across these strange statues ….

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…. and a tunnel of Christmas lights

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Passing the Trump Tower Margaret’s way was blocked by an anti-Trump protest. She asked a photographer how long the protest was going on for and was told ‘the next four years’ !

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Times Square at night.

DCINY presents UK composer Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem led by Maestro Jonathan Griffith. Solo singers: Sarah Joy Miller - soprano, Scott Joiner - tenor, Steven Fddy - Baritone

DCINY presents UK composer Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem led by Maestro Jonathan Griffith. Solo singers: Sarah Joy Miller – soprano, Scott Joiner – tenor, Steven Eddy – Baritone. The official photograph of the concert. Hard to see at this scale but Margaret is 5th row back and second from the left.

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After rehearsals the choir had their music sheets signed by Howard Goodall.

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