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Carnegie Hall NYC Visit

SLHS Students Sing in the Prestigious Carnegie Hall under the Direction of John Rutter.

For SLHS Choir students, Spring break was FILLED with educational field experiences.  Students experienced the process of air travel, public transit, subway navigation, city street grids and map reading, hotel operations, social interaction with students from across America, singing under the baton of world renowned Maestro John Rutter in one of the best concert halls in the world and soaking in the culture of one of our largest cities.  Students saw national monuments like the Statue of Liberty, sang at the 911 Memorial to many tearfilled eyes, saw a new broadway show, “Aladdin”, were members of the audience for “America’s Got Talent” TV show and I was interviewed and had the opportunity to give our school and students a big shout out and recognize our students in Madison Square Garden.  They heard numerous street performers, experienced the hustle and bustle of Times Square, caught the views from the Empire State Building and it’s architecture,  and stayed next to the Grand Central Station, where they frequented during our navigation of the city.  They also saw the sadder side of the city.  A few people eating from garbage cans, sitting alone and dirty on the street or subway stops.

Further experiences included Central Park, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Rockefeller Center, the “Today Show”, had authentic Italian food, and were moving about 16 hr days.  Life long learning happened and expereiences they will take with them the rest of their lives.  To view pictures and images from the trip please follow this link.

Choir Trip NYC 2014