Written by Danielle Couture
Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Concert Chorale has been invited to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall on March 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern's chorale is composed of students, faculty and community members. This will be the fifth time that the group has been invited to Carnegie Hall.
David Belles, associate professor of performing arts and conductor of the concert chorale and chamber singers, will serve as conductor for the concert. The chorale will perform John Rutter's "Requiem" as part of a choral ensemble with choirs from Connecticut, Arizona, California and Kentucky.
"It's not every day we get the opportunity to sing in such a renowned place as Carnegie Hall," says concert chorale member and music major Renae St. John. "I am happy to be performing Rutter's works, which I personally enjoy. They're composed in such a way that they are easily accessible to all kinds of choirs, regardless of skill level or membership."