Sequim High School choir takes bite of the Big Apple with performance at Carnegie Hall
The Sequim High School Choir takes the stage with other performers at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Sunday.
The Sequim High School choir pauses just before singing in Carnegie Hall on Sunday.
By Joe Smillie
Peninsula Daily News
Print This | Email This
Most Popular this week
3rd UPDATE — Giant oil rig arrives in Port Angeles as protesters take to waters off Ediz Hook [Gallery and video]
Polar Pioneer oil rig expected to arrive in Port Angeles this morning — protesters say they'll be on hand
UPDATE: Polar Pioneer oil rig expected to arrive in Port Angeles on Friday morning; Greenpeace, Peninsula protesters say they'll be on hand
Nippon exceeds one-hour carbon monoxide limits 3 times; ORCAA says incidents did not affect air quality
Following the baton of music director John Lorentzen, the choir sang six songs Sunday night on the Carnegie Hall stage in New York City.
“It was incredible,” Lorentzen said Monday in a phone interview.
“You take that stage and immediately feel all this history overtake you. But the kids did a fantastic job.”
Sequim sends its high school choir to sing at Carnegie Hall every four years.
This group left Sequim on Wednesday night and were scheduled to return to the North Olympic Peninsula at about 9 p.m. Monday.
Cost for each student was around $2,500, Lorentzen said, though fundraisers also helped pay the way for chaperones to shepherd the students in the city that never sleeps.
In addition to their song set, the choir group also made tourist stops at the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Rockefeller Plaza and Broadway shows “Wicked” and “Newsies.”
Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: March 31. 2014 6:43PM